Rural voters turn out in presidential election

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Voters in rural Texas counties showed up in better percentages than those in the state's urban areas, according to figures by the Texas Secretary of State's office.

According to figures in the presidential election, rural counties showed up in higher percentages than their urban counterparts.

The best voter turnout in the state was in Borden County in the South Plains. Seventy-nine percent of voters showed up in that county.

East Texas counties averaged between fifty and sixty percent in voter turnout according to the figures.

This story has been corrected to adjust the numbers for Polk County which showed as the highest in the state according to the state's figures. However, according to the county elections department they were not.

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