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Election ’08 said to have highest turnout since 1968

The Associated Press reports George Mason University Professor Michael P. McDonald has announced that voter turnout in the November 2008 election reached the highest level in 40 years, with a record number of Americans casting ballots. Final figures show more than 131 million Americans voted. “We seem to have restored the levels of civic engagement that we had in the 1950s and 1960s,” McDonald said. “But we didn’t break those levels.” Read the rest of the story at the Washington Post.

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