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A large "Souls to the Polls" Turnout in Tallahassee

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Margie Menzel
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A large "Souls-to-the-Polls" rally took place in downtown Tallahassee Sunday afternoon (11/6).

Led by pastors from several of the city's black churches, the crowd gathered along Adams Street near City Hall. On hand for the rally - and obviously pleased by the turnout - Civil Rights Activist and one-time presidential candidate Jesse Jackson.

"This is a great success today," he remarked. "People lined up around the wall!"

There were prayers as the gathering came to an end. Pastor R.B. Homes of Tallahassee's Bethel Missionary Baptist Church praised God on behalf of all those running for elected office and asked that they be included in the divine will. And then the participants dispersed, many of them promising to make their next stop one of Leon County's two so-called "emergency voting" sites.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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