Nevada Caucuses Under Way Before Sunup

12:46 PM, Feb 4, 2012   |    comments
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Bitter cold temperatures didn't stop dozens of people from lining up before sunrise in Carson City to vote in the Nevada Republican caucus.

About 40 people waited outside an empty warehouse in the capital city Saturday, where the overnight temperature hit 14 degrees, to be the first in the state to cast their vote when the doors opened at 7 a.m.

Rita Homer and her husband, Brad, were the first in line, and planned to support Newt Gingrich in the GOP contest.

Carson City sponsored a "vote and go" option on caucus day, so that people who couldn't make it to the regular caucus meeting could still vote.

GOP officials say they expect about 5,000 people to turn out before the caucus meeting ends at 3 p.m. 

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