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High turnout in San Diego predicted for primary election

Bob Ponting, FOX5 SAN DIEGO

Monday, June 6, 2016

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The study by Vince Vasquez of NUSIPR projects countywide turnout at around 50-53 percent, a relatively high figure fueled by interest in the presidential primary race — particularly on the Democratic side, where front- runner Hillary Clinton hasn’t quite clinched the nomination.

Around 43 percent of the absentee ballots turned in early were Democratic, according to Vasquez. He said early mail ballot returns in the San Diego region usually lean Republican.

“Early ballot returns reveal San Diego is in the midst of a high-turnout blue primary, which may impact down-ballot local races,” Vasquez said.