Heavy turnout in Waukesha County

WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Waukesha County is a county crucial to both presidential candidates. 

Election workers tell CBS 58 the wait Tuesday morning was about an hour and 15 minutes. 

Both political parties say turnout has been very good and they both see signs of success.

"First-time registers are more likely to be Democrats that are newer families, they're younger people and now those are good numbers for us to be seeing," said Matt Mareno, Waukesha Democratic chairman. 

"To have that volume uptick if you will this afternoon that we're hoping for that should be able to tip the scales. There aren't really any other counties in the state all combined. We hope that we're going to be able to win this thing," said Terry Dittrich, Waukesha County Republican chairman. 

The big question is how long it will take to count absentee ballots. Poll workers in Waukesha County had 2,000 to count. They finished those at 1:30 p.m.

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