By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Democrat Jim Kenney cast his ballot in Old City late Tuesday morning.

Kenney walked into Old First Reformed Church on Race Street in Old City shortly after 11 a.m., greeting poll workers and exuding confidence.

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He was voter number 76 of 979 registered voters in the Fifth Ward, 16th Division.

Outside the poll, Kenney encouraged people to do their civic duty and vote.

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“People over our country over our history that sacrificed for the right to vote. The civil rights workers and the marchers in the ’60s. And, people fought in our wars and kept us a democratic country. We’re not asking people to walk across the independence bridge to face storm troopers with bats and clubs. Just get off your couch, go to the rec center, go to the library, go to the school and vote.”

Kenney says not voting dishonors the memory of those who sacrificed for this generation.

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