EDITORIAL: County sees nearly 45 percent voter turnout in U.S. Senate election between Jones, Moore

Published 7:05 pm Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Election officials in Dallas County predicted a 13 to 20 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s special general U.S. Senate election.

Those numbers were way off. More than 14,000 voters went to the polls accounting for a nearly 45 percent turnout.

That number is remarkable for a one-race election. Only 16 percent of voters showed up in the primary, and eight percent showed up in the Republican runoff.

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We’re glad Selma did its duty and went to the polls. It surely made a difference.