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Pennsylvania experienced record turnout for recent election

The election exceeded the turnout of every presidential election since 1960.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — The Pennsylvania Department of State says the November 3 election had a record turnout.

Secretary of State, Kathy Boockvar, says the election exceeded the turnout of every presidential election since 1960.

That's when then-senator John F. Kennedy defeated incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon.

More than 6.9 million Pennsylvanians voted by mail or in person this election.