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Turnout predicted at near record low for primary

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Turnout for Tuesday's primary election to
choose a Republican nominee for governor could be at a near record
low.
That's the prediction of the state's top election official,
Secretary of State Elaine Walker.
Walker told reporters Tuesday that she expects as few as 9
percent of the state's registered voters to cast ballots in a
primary to choose nominees for nearly all state-level offices.
Three Republicans are running for the GOP nomination and the
right to challenge Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear in the fall
general election.
Walker said she has found that many Kentuckians are unaware of
Tuesday's primary, despite the fact that state Senate President
David Williams, Louisville businessman Phil Moffett and Jefferson
County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw have been canvassing the state for
votes.


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