Voters Head to the Polls for Potomac Primary

February 12, 2008

Some voters have waited in line for 45 minutes to cast their ballot in Virginia's Presidential Primary.

For the first time in a long time, the primary is being held before winners have been selected in both parties. That has increased interest in the election.

Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton look to Virginia today and forecasts for a huge presidential primary turnout for an edge in their deadlocked race.

Republican John McCain hopes to build a prohibitive lead in delegates over his rival in the GOP primary, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. The winner takes all 63 of Virginia's delegates.

Early reports showed steady turnout at one of several alternate polling places assigned to southwest Virginians whose primary polling places were downed by a wind storm that knocked out power over the weekend.

Voters in Maryland and Washington, DC are also casting ballots today in what has been dubbed the "Potomac Primary."

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