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Morrell: Early voting numbers 'have never been this strong'

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Thousands of Orleans Parish voters cast their ballots early for Louisiana's Presidential Primary coming up on March 5.

Nearly 10,000 voters in Orleans Parish cast early ballots for the Louisiana Presidential Primary according to Orleans Parish Chief Elections Officer and Clerk of Criminal District Court Arthur Morrell.

"The big turnout by Orleans Parish voters this week points to a strong interest in the presidential primary," Morrell said. "Early voting has never been this strong."

Overall 9558 Orleans Parish citizens voted. Of those voters 2345 were Caucasians, 6884 were African-Americans and were 329 identified by another ethnicity; 3461 were male and 6096 female; 8616 were Democrats and 942 were Republicans.  Independents were not allowed to vote because Louisiana is a closed primary state.

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