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Senator blames Gephardt for expected low voter turnout in primary

February 3, 2004
By: Cliff Judy
State Capital Bureau

A Democratic State Senator blames St. Louis' Dick Gephardt for the projected low voter turnout in Tuesday's Missouri primary election. Cliff Judy has more from the state Capitol.

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Secretary of State Matt Blunt predicted less than a quarter of Missouri's eligible voters would visit the polls in the presidential primary election.

State Senator Mary Bland says the effort to encourage voter participation hasn't been there from one of Missouri's political leaders.

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Contents: Bland says, "I would have liked to have seen Gephardt at least encouraging people to vote..."

Despite offering 74 delegates to the victor, candidates visited Missouri rarely with none making an appearance on the day before the election. From the state Capitol, I'm Cliff Judy.