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Low Voter Turnout Projected On Delmarva

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By Bryan Russo

On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, today’s primary could set the stage for a state senate rematch. But, the big story of the day seems to be low voter turnout.

Worcester County Commissioner President Bud Church says of all the years that he’s run for office, he’s glad that this year he’s running unopposed.

Throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, pollsters and politicians like Church say they're surprised by the low turnout thus far.

Church says that he expected two or three times the number of voters and he says all bets could be off as far as predictions go.

"I think one or two percent is going to decide this election. Before I thought there would be 10 or 15 percent between the candidates, but now, with this turnout the way it is right now, 1 or 2 percent is going to take it," Church says.

Polls close at 8:00 this evening.

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