Straight ballot voting popular in Tuesday’s midterm election

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ALABAMA (WIAT) — 1.7 million ballots were cast in Tuesday’s election but voting for just one party turned out to be the most popular bubble on the ballot.

According to Secretary of State John Merrill’s office, nearly two-thirds of Alabamians voted a straight party ticket, either all republican or all democrat. That’s 1.1 million ballots, about 660,000 were for Republicans and 450,000 were for Democrats. 

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