Long lines for early voting, but Indiana turnout down

Lines at polling places stretched out the door and down the block in some Indiana cities on Monday as voters scrambled to meet the early-voting deadline of noon.

Despite the lines, early turnout has been down from the last presidential election in 2008.

The Indiana secretary of state's office reported that more than 460,000 people had voted across the state as of Friday, with the heaviest turnouts in urban Marion and Lake counties. That compares with about 516,000 who had voted by the Friday before Election Day in 2008.

At the City-County Building in Indianapolis, voters stood in a line nearly a block long Monday in the November chill. The Journal Gazette also reported long lines in Fort Wayne.

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