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Franklin Co. poll workers shocked at turnout

April 22, 2008

Democrats started Tuesday with better turnout at some Franklin County polls than their counterparts registered with the GOP. Poll workers who have helped voters for the past 10, 20 or even 30 years expressed shock over the Democratic turnout in the predominantly Republican county.

In the Waynesboro 1-1 precinct, 112 Democrats had voted as of 3:40 p.m. compared to 68 Republicans.

Other precincts in the southern end of the county reported that while a greater number of Republicans had voted, the margin of difference was drastically cut.

Debra Gonzalez recently switched her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat so that she could vote for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama at the polls in Wayne Heights, Pa.

"He has shown integrity, and he's wanting to work for the people," she said.

Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton are battling for Pennsylvania's 158 delegates in a primary election that could decide the Democrats' nominee to be president.

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