Most political experts agreed that turnout in the 2006 General Election would be low, a prevailing mindset that was reinforced when forecasts showed Election Day would be cold and rainy throughout South Carolina.
But is that what's really happening?
We won't know until later, but FITS has received reports from Spartanburg, Greenville, Lexington and Charleston counties that would seem to indicate turnout may be brisker than initially anticipated.
Greenville's morning TV stations were all reporting heavier-than-expected turnout.
Also, we know that the Election Commission is reporting that more absentee ballots have been cast this year than last year - just over 80,000 this go-round compared with 77,800 in 2002.
Voters are also spending more time than usual behind the curtain, a result of the multiple Constitutional questions (gay marriage, international investing, reassessment caps, eminent domain, etc.) on this year's ballot. That means longer lines, which could make things very interesting when the 5 p.m. blitz comes.
Remember, the majority of voters cast their ballots after work, so the real rush on polling places has yet to begin.
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