Low Voter Turnout Could Trigger Increased Political Attention
ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOX) – Missouri saw about eight percent of registered voters come out to the polls for Missouri’s non-binding presidential primary. Officials had projected it to be closer to 23 percent.
St. Charles County Clerk Rich Chrismer says his county saw about 10 percent voter turnout. Presidential Hopeful Rick Snatorum gave his victory speech there. Chrismer says after Santorum’s commanding win last night, other Republican candidates are trying to motivate their bases to get more people to go to the caucuses in March.
“I’m sure the Paul people and the Romney people feel that ‘hey we aren’t working hard enough so we need to make sure our people show up to this caucus,'” Chrismer said.
The Missouri GOP says Romney’s campaign was on the phone Wednesday morning setting a strategy for when Governor Mitt Romney will come to Missouri. Santorum is scheduled to make at least one more stop before Missouri’s caucuses. He’ll be the keynote speaker at Lincoln Days in Cape Girardeau on March 10. GOP spokesman Jonathan Prouty says more specific dates and times for when Republican candidates will visit Missouri will come up after Super Tuesday on March 6th.
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