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A day of decisions

Big voter turnout across the Carolinas on Tuesday meant long lines at some places, but no major problems, according to election officials.

Out of nearly 3,000 precincts in North Carolina, voting hours were extended past the scheduled close of 7:30 p.m. at only a single polling place. Voting began about 30 minutes late at a community center in Wake County after the grandson of an election judge drove away with the site's ballots in his trunk. Voters in that precinct were given an extra hour to vote.

In South Carolina, turnout was expected to exceed the previous record of 70 percent, set in 2004, according to the S.C. State Election Commission.

The Associated Press contributed
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