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Election turnout extremely high


November 12, 2020

Last week’s election saw an impressive turnout in Crook County, with more voters casting their ballots than County Clerk Linda Fritz has seen before in her 22 years of working for the county. A total of 4143 people voted, representing 91% of the county’s voters, with 1651 of them doing so through absentee methods.

A huge turnout plus high numbers of absentee votes plus the challenges of new voting machines plus the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could have been a recipe for disaster – but on the night, exactly the opposite happened.

Across the United States, ballots were still being...

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