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Ysursa: Turnout reports suggest ‘kinda quiet’

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, with wife Penny, accepts the GOP nomination for another term in office on Idaho's primary election night; Ysursa was unopposed in the primary. (Betsy Russell)
Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa, with wife Penny, accepts the GOP nomination for another term in office on Idaho's primary election night; Ysursa was unopposed in the primary. (Betsy Russell)

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has made his victory speech - he was unopposed in the GOP primary. "I've been on pins and needles all night," Ysursa joked, joined by his wife Penny. Asked about the turnout in today's primary election, Ysursa said, "We hear there are pockets of good turnout, but ... it's hard to tell. I hope I'm wrong - I hope we're higher than 26 percent. We'll see."

Ysursa has been predicting a 26 percent turnout of registered voters in today's primary, a typically low Idaho primary election turnout. "The calls were it was kind of an uneventful day," Ysursa said. "It was kinda quiet."




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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