Unofficial Alabama numbers show 49 percent voted in governor’s race

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( — Close to half of Alabama’s registered voters cast ballots in the governor’s race on Tuesday, according to unofficial vote totals published by the Associated Press.

There were 1.7 million votes cast in the race between Gov. Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, with Ivey receiving 60 percent and Maddox 40 percent, according to AP.

There are 3.46 million registered voters in the state, according to Secretary of State John Merrill’s office.

Doing the math, that means about 49 percent of voters cast ballots in the governor’s race.

Secretary of State John Merrill has not given an official turnout number. Merrill had estimated turnout in the 35 to 40 percent range.

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