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January 21, 2018

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Damon Political Report

Primary election turnout ‘really slow’ across the state

As expected voters are turning out at less than a dribble for today’s primary election, even in districts with high profile contests.

As of 10:30, fewer than 10,000 voters had reached the polls in Clark County, Las Vegas Sun columnist Jon Ralston reported.

With no banner races to compel voters to the polls, most seem to be ignoring the election altogether.

Even in the new 4th Congressional District, where Republicans are locked in a tight battle for the chance to take on Democrat Steven Horsford in November, turnout is exceedingly low.

“It’s really slow,” said Clark County Registrar Larry Lomax, who was returning from precincts in CD4. “No problems reported. We just need more voters.”

Poll workers are outnumbering voters at locations across the valley.

The low turnout portends possible upsets in key races, with campaign cash and endorsements meaning less than organized and motivated supporters.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

Check back for live updates on the results starting at 7:30 p.m.

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