Voters: Start Your Engines!

Millions head to polls on the biggest day of primary voting ever
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2008 5:10 AM CST
Donald Persons, US resident in Thailand, casts his vote in U.S. presidential primary at a polling station in Bangkok Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. Democrats living overseas became the first to vote in the U.S....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Millions of voters in 24 states are leaving home early this morning—or taking off early—or arranging child care as they head to polls to choose their favorites for the White House, and the presidential hopefuls will be hoping their last-ditch efforts to win them over have paid off. Both the Democratic and GOP races are tight, and with the biggest prize, California, reporting last, voters should be skeptical of any early media spin about who's winning, writes the New York Times

Voters may not deal a knockout blow to any of the frontrunners today but the tight races are expected to result in big turnouts, especially among younger voters. Polls show that although many young voters think the result will be gloomy no matter who's elected, they're still keen to cast their ballots. "As hopeless as voting might seem, not voting is worse," a student told the Los Angeles Times.