Students braved ice-slicked streets and long lines to vote in massive numbers on the campus of the University of Maryland Tuesday, propelling Sen. Barack Obama to a decisive victory in the precinct.
Voters showed in similar numbers to the similarly contentious 2006 gubernatorial race, with 623 ballots cast at the Stamp Student Union and 453 at Ritchie Coliseum. The student union turnout exceeded voting numbers in the 2004 primary, with nearly 13 times as many students voting this year.
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