Long lines greet Bexar County voters

Voter turnout exceeds expectation, could reach 100K

SAN ANTONIO – As the end of the voting day nears, the lines at most polling places continue to grow on Super Tuesday.

Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen predicted a voter turnout of anywhere from 65,000 to 85,000 voters. But as the 7 p.m. deadline nears, she said the count could go as high as 100,000.

“Fantastic,” Callanen said of the turnout.

At the Alamo Heights Baptist Church voting site, the lines were long at mid-afternoon, which is normally a slow time. The wait time was between 30 and 45 minutes.

“Fantastic turnout. I’m very impressed,” Michelle Mc Murry said. “(It's) good to see so many people in the country turn out to vote today.”

Other voters suggested that the electorate is engaged in this year’s election.

“The world’s gone crazy and people are trying to get out and do something about it, I hope,” Debbie Chesney said.

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