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Low Voter Turnout During Missouri Presidential Preference Primary

About 23 and a half percent of Missouri’s registered voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s presidential preference primary. In Newton and Jasper counties, those totals were even lower.

Only 17.3% of registered voters turned out to vote in Newton County and 16.6% voter turnout in Jasper County. In both counties more votes went to President Trump than Biden, Sanders, and all other candidates combined.

The Missouri Secretary of State’s office says about 973,000 Missourians cast ballots. The majority of those, 660,000 voted in the Democratic presidential primary, which former Vice President Joe Biden won. 309,000 voted in the Republican primary, which President Trump won.

A combined total of about 3,500 Missourians voted in the Libertarian, Green and Constitution party primaries. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says military and overseas ballots can come in through this Friday.

Results are expected to be certified by April 10.

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