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Tomorrow's Primary May Have Lowest Voter Turnout Ever

 
Tomorrow's Primary May Have Lowest Voter Turnout Ever
Posted Monday, June 2nd 2014 @ 8am  by KFBK News

Will you be casting your ballot tomorrow? The California primary election is expected to draw a light voter turnout.

California might actually see the lowest voter turnout ever in this primary election.  

Research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution Bill Whalen says the GOP front-runners for governor started the race with scant statewide recognition.  

"Put it this way, if the choices on the Republican side of the gubernatorial race were instead of Neel Kashkari and Tim Donnelly were, let's say, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood and Bruce Willis, you'd have a higher turnout," Whalen said.  

Whalen says Brown is resting on his morals and not encouraging people to vote, while Kashkari and Donnelly -- with their low-budget campaigns -- are striving to get recognized.  

He says that's what's causing the low turnout. 

A new poll from USC, the LA Times, and others shows Gov. Jerry Brown heading into Tuesday's primary election with a huge lead while his top two Republican challengers have pulled into a dead heat.

Get more election news on KFBK's election page. 

 

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