Turnout 59 Percent in Texas

Austin, TX – Turnout for this week's general election in Texas was 59 percent.

The secretary of state's office says that works out to a little more than eight million voters casting ballots.

Election officials had projected turnout of the state's more than 13.5 million registered voters could run as high as 68 percent.

The 2004 general election in Texas saw turnout of 56 percent -- with about 7.4 million voters.