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Voter turn out light in Columbus

Tuesday's Democratic Pirmary runoff for the U.S. Senate seat does not appear to have captured a lot of interest in Columbus.

By midmorning, most precincts were reporting a handful of voters. At First African Church downtown, 15 people had voted by 11 a.m. Director of Elections Nancy Boren has predicted a 5 percent turnout. "If that," she said Tuesday.

The runoff is between former lawmaker Jim Martin and DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jordan, who got the most votes three weeks ago, but did not have the required 50 percent plus 1 to prevent the runoff.

There are 48 polling places open in Muscogee County open until 7 p.m. There are no lines.

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