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Turnout down in Dem precincts

Published by Tim McNulty on .

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Though it didn't matter in the end, voter turnout in Democratic Pa voting precincts decreased slightly on Tuesday while it ticked up in Republican ones, writes Andrew McGill:

But at the local level, many of the classic turnout trends still apply. Grayer, wealthier communities -- Thornburg, Ben Avon Heights and Bradford Woods -- will always beat out the McKees Rocks and the Millvales in turnout. The five worst-performing communities had an average median income of just over $29,000, while the top five towns had $104,000.

Turnout in communities with a sizeable minority population also compared poorly to whiter towns, though engagement among both dropped by about the same amount from 2008. The voting precinct with the lowest turnout -- just 15 percent -- sits in a corner of the Hill District.

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