Tenn. voters break first day early voting record

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TENNESSEE — Voters in Tennessee broke the state’s first day early voting record.

According to data prepared by the Tennessee Secretary Of State Tre Hargett, 273,325 voters in the state showed up to vote Wednesday.

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Hargett said voter turnout was 91 percent higher than the first day of early voting in 2016. It was also 120 percent higher than 2012.

In Shelby County, 32,081 early votes were cast.

FOX13 reported long lines at polling places Wednesday.

Shelby County’s early voting record was set in 2008.