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So, that was anti-climactic. Took all of 10 minutes to vote, including drive time from and back to the house. No crowded parking lot, no line, no nothing except two campaign workers -- one from Hillary Clinton's camp, one from Barack Obama's -- shivering on the sidewalk, sharing a box of tissues. By 8:30 a.m., 80 of Dem voters had cast their lot at Leonides Cigarroa Elementary School at Walnut Hill Lane and Webb Chapel Road in Northwest Dallas. "Looks like everyone early voted," said the only other person there voting with me, a woman equally surprised by the low turnout this a.m. Looks like. Besides, the real fun starts tonight. --Robert Wilonsky

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