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Massachusetts Voters Turn Out In Big Numbers

Voter turnout in Massachusetts mirrors turnout around the country; it is heavy. More than three million people are expected to cast ballots in the Bay State.

Long lines greeted many voters who turned out early.

Shella Vaytee-Eck of Roslindale didn't mind the wait.

"I'm about to lose my job in a month, so it's time for a change, I've had enough," Vaytee-Eck says. "Usually there's never a line. I mean, and when you think about it, it should be like this every election, there should always be lines, every election. I'm glad it's a big line today."

Nineteen-year-old Christian Arroyo was voting in his first election today. "We're at a critical pivot point. Every single vote counts this year," Arroyo says. "And I really want to make sure that regardless of whether or not my vote would have made a difference for this state, I know it would make a difference overall."

Polls in Massachusetts close at 8 p.m.

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This program aired on November 4, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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