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Illinois GOP voters pick Romney; turnout low

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigns Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Moline, Ill. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) By Steven Senne Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigns Sunday, March 18, 2012, in Moline, Ill. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) By Steven Senne

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Republicans did the math and decided their best chance of winning the White House this fall lies with Mitt Romney. 

Romney easily won a primary election that most voters skipped.

Officials in several spots around Illinois said turnout was hovering around 20 percent. If that number holds up statewide, it would be the lowest level in at least 50 years.

Is the low voter turnout a sign Republicans are not enthusiastic about the candidates? Share your thoughts.

Exit polls show Romney was the overwhelming favorite of voters who said their top priority is beating President Barack Obama.  

Michelle Miller, of Columbia, said she prefers Newt Gingrich but made the tough decision to back Romney in hopes of unseating the president.


 

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