April 24, 2012

Few Republicans bother to vote today

Turnout for today's GOP presidential primary is "very light," according to Gary Schaffrick, an assistant registrar.
As of noon in Bristol, only 256 of the city's 5,694 registered Republicans had showed up to vote in the nearly meaningless presidential primary expected to be won by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
Until early April, there had been some hope the contest might prove a real one.
But the decision several weeks ago by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to suspend his campaign put an end to any drama surrounding the race.
Romney had the battle won as soon as Santorum quit, though former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas congressman Ron Paul remain on the ballot as well.
The polls are open until 8 p.m. today. Only registered Republicans can vote.

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