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AP: Florida Turnout Doesn’t Set Record

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

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The AP reports turnout in Florida was around 30 percent, nearly 30 percent less than the all-time record turnout in Florida set in 1972. That said, as we reported in our latest video, no delegates are being seated from Florida for the Democrats, and turnout was still up over recent years. Mitch Stay writes:

Turnout was estimated at 30 percent, with about 3 million voters casting ballots — 1.4 million Democrats and 1.6 million Republicans. That was well up from the approximately 20 percent who cast ballots in the 2000 and 2004 presidential primaries, which was held after the nominees were decided, and the 2006 gubernatorial primary.

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