Monday, March 26th, 2012
Two of the most hotly-contested primary states this year, South Carolina and Louisiana, produced their highest-ever voter turnout for a Republican presidential primary election while voting on Saturdays. Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary with the majority of the record-setting 21% of GOP primary voters who showed up on a Saturday in January. And over the weekend Rick Santorum took home the W in Louisiana when a record-breaking 917,046 people showed up to vote, according to this tweet from Trip Gabriel at the New York Times.
Though turnout at first seemed low in LA primary, it actually set a record: 186,400, up 25,000 from 2008. Motivated Santo voters?
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) March 25, 2012