Politics
7:13 am
Wed March 7, 2012

One-Fourth of Ohio Voters Cast Ballots for Primary

Ohio's voter turnout for Super Tuesday is well short of the record rate logged for the primary election four
years ago, when there were hot contests for both Republicans and Democrats in the presidential race.

Results posted by the Secretary of State's office show the turnout was just over 25 percent Tuesday. Ohio voters narrowly favored Mitt Romney over Rick Santorum as the Republicans battle for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama in November.

More than 1.9 million of Ohio's 7.7 million voters cast a ballot.

Nearly 3.5 million Ohioans cast a ballot in 2008 for the presidential primary that clinched the GOP nomination for John McCain and gave Hillary Rodham Clinton a much-needed victory on the Democratic side. The turnout rate for that election was 44.5 percent.

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