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December 19, 2014

As expected, Minnesota primary draws small number of voters

Early estimates from the Secretary of State’s office Wednesday indicate that approximately nine percent of Minnesota’s eligible voters turned up for Tuesday’s primary election, compared to the approximately 15 percent that came out for the primary two years ago. Possible factors in the disparity include the shift of the primary date from September to August for the first time, and the lack of any high-profile statewide contests.