Mobile County sees record-breaking voter turnout

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MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. (WKRG) — Mobile County saw record-breaking turnout with voters during election day.

According to Judge Ron Davis, a little more than 186,000 ballots have been cast. The next closest turnout was when John McCain went up against Barack Obama, more than 180,000 voted in that election. 2020 election numbers have surpassed turnout in 2016.

Lines were long throughout Mobile County all Tuesday. Some places had much shorter wait times than others. At Abba Shrine off Schillinger and Hitt Road, voters at one point waited for about three and a half hours to cast their ballots.

Other polling locations also saw extremely long lines across Mobile County.

“It was actually fairly simple, the line moved fairly quickly,” said Brandon Brown. LISA ADDISON “It is long, it moved quickly though,” said Lisa Addison, who voted at Baker High School. Latonia Austin also voted at Baker. She said of voting, “it was pretty easy.”

As people waited to cast their ballot in this year’s historic election, some at Surge Church in West Mobile waited for two hours.

Judge Don Davis says the turnout has been very strong across Mobile County. More than 100 million cast their ballots across the nation before election day.

“I wanted to make sure my vote was out there,” said Ron Dudley, who voted at Baker High School.

Many we spoke with say casting their ballot was worth the wait. “If you don’t vote, you don’t have a say in anything that happens, whether you think it’s a long line or not, you gotta get out here,” said Brown. “Please go out and vote! Your vote matter,” said Austin.

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