US voter turnout shaping up to be lower than 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - A drop in voter turnout for US election didn't keep President Barack Obama from winning a second term.
Preliminary figures suggest fewer people voted this year than four years ago, when voters shattered turnout records as they elected Mr Obama as the country's first black president.
"By and large, people didn't show up," said Mr Curtis Gans, the director of American University's Center for the Study of the American Electorate.
Still, the full picture may not be known for weeks, because much of the counting takes place after Election Day.
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