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Maryland turnout expected to be lowest in decades

Maryland turnout expected to be lowest in decades

Voter turnout for Tuesday's presidential primary in Maryland was expected to be the lowest in at least 30 years, state election officials said. In 1996, when President Bill Clinton faced little competition while running for re-election, only 25 percent of voters turned out for the primary in heavily Democratic Maryland. Tuesday's turnout could be "a little lower than that," said Donna Duncan, election management director for the Maryland State Board of Elections. "Hopefully, with all of the absentee and provisional votes, we'll reach that level," Duncan said. "It's comparable to other elections when there's an incumbent president." ...

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