Voter turnout mixed at Texas polling places

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Associated Press

Posted on July 31, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 31 at 7:02 PM

DALLAS (AP) — The polls are closing in most of Texas for Tuesday's primary election runoffs.

All but a few counties near El Paso stop voting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Turnout appeared to be mixed at several polling stations across the state. At one South Texas location, officials reported 30 voters by late Tuesday morning. In the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Grapevine, turnout was heavier at a polling place that combined several locations from the May 29 primary.

The most closely watched race is the battle for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Solicitor General Ted Cruz are seeking to replace retiring Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.

Democrats are choosing between former state Rep. Paul Sadler and retired educator Grady Yarbrough.

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Online:

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/

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