New Figures Reveal Low GOP Turnout In Tuesday’s NY Primaries
Albany, NY (WIBX) – About five percent of registered Republicans in New York state voted in last Tuesday’s primaries.
More folks voted in the April primaries, despite the fact that Mitt Romney had already clinched the GOP nomination.
Analysts say that the low voter turnout is a direct result of the fact that the primaries were moved from September to June. A federal judge had moved the Congressional primaries to June in order to comply with a law that requires that American military personnel overseas receive their ballots at least 45 days before the November general elections.
There are approximately 2.6 million registered Republicans in New York.