William Galvin expects 350,000 to 400,000 to vote in GOP primary in Massachusetts today
Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin predicted that between 350,000 and 400,000 voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary. Galvin said turnout is likely to be higher than in 1996, the last time there was no contested Democratic primary. That year, Republican Bob Dole had only weak competition from Pat Buchanan, and just 290,000 ballots were cast in the Republican primary. “This will be a little stronger than ‘96,” Galvin said, since the outcome of the presidential race is still up in the air.