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By Laura Strimple
Assistant Secretary of State & Communications Director 

Voter Turnout Less Than Hoped; Two State Races May Be Poised For Recount


LINCOLN – Despite outstanding voter turnout in a number of counties, statewide turnout fell below 25 percent based on preliminary totals from the primary election. As noted by Secretary of State John Gale, results are unofficial until counties canvass their results. County offices are still counting provisional ballots, which is likely to boost the total voter turnout, although Gale acknowledged that turnout will not reach his initial prediction of 28 percent.

“Unfortunately, while counties like Blaine and Arthur experienced turnout of better than 70 percent, in some counties, turnout w...

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