Record Texas voter turnout tops 4.2 million

AUSTIN (AP)  More than 4.2 million Texas voters cast ballots in the state's GOP and Democratic primaries with record turnout of about 33 percent.

The Texas secretary of state's office reported figures Wednesday that smashed projected turnout, which was predicted to be as high as 3.3 million, or 26 percent.

Long lines at polling places were common Tuesday night across Texas, with some voters waiting several hours to cast their ballots. Texas has 12.75 million registered voters. The secretary of state's office says the previous turnout record for Texas was 2.7 million, set in 1988.

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