S.C.: An Election Day Birthday?
By Pamela Constable
In the mid- and southern Atlantic regions, voters are showing exceptional determination to cast their votes, according to election officials and news reports. Amid those contributing to record early morning turnouts in several states were Ian Comer, a 22-year-old army private, who drove 18 hours straight from Ft. Benning, Ga., to cast his ballot in Princeton, W.Va., then turned around and drove back to his base.
In Hilton Head Island, S.C., a pregnant woman began going into labor as she waited to vote early today. According to an assistant town clerk, the unnamed woman's contractions were coming three minutes apart when she was escorted to the head of the line, and she was rushed to a hospital emergency room as soon as she finished voting.
"She was excited about the baby, and she was excited about voting too," the Charlotte Observer quoted the clerk as saying.
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