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Lenoir County among nation's most politically divided counties

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KINSTON, N.C. -

Voting in Lenoir County is making headlines. First, it was for intense campaigning during early voting , then, an investigation into the director of elections, and now a national ranking about political division.

On Monday, Bloomberg named Lenoir County one of the most politically divided counties in the country.

The Lenoir County Director of Elections, Dana King, says she was surprised by the ranking.

"2008 was really a more hectic time for us that 2012 was. 2008 and 2012 we were that way, so that's interesting to know that we're that high up," said King.

The poll reflects how close the presidential election was.

In Lenoir County, it came down to just 32 votes, which makes it the eighth closest race in the nation.

Board of Elections Director , Dana King, says the intensity comes from more people are making their party affiliation known.

"The more they talk about the parties, the more they talk about the candidates that are running for the individual parties, then that gets the interest out there more," King.

This is the second time the county made the list. The county also ranked eighth after the 2008 presidential election.

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