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Young Voter Turnout Surges in NH

The races aren't called yet, but the exit polls are out - and young voters have surged to the polls in New Hampshire!

Manchester, NH - January 8, 2008

According to CNN's exit polling:

    * On the Democratic side, 18-29 year olds made up 18% of today's vote, up from 14% in 2004.

    * On the Republican side, 18-29 year olds made up 13% of today's vote (there are no 2004 Republican exit polls for comparison).

Given these numbers showing young adults made up a bigger portion of the vote than they did in '04, and word from election officials that turnout is "absolutely huge" statewide, it's clear that young voter turnout is up significantly today!

Stay tuned - more results to come soon.

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