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Senator says primary helps educate the public

February 3, 2004
By: Cliff Judy
State Capital Bureau

With a low projected voter turnout in the Missouri presidential primary, one State Senator says the primary may be more about educating the public than choosing a candidate. Cliff Judy has more from the state Capitol.

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The 2004 Missouri Presidential Primary is only the third primary the state has ever held.

State Senator Mary Bland says the process of voting may be more valuable to those participating than the results of the election.

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Contents: Bland says, "I think it's just another process to help people get more involved in understanding what's going on."

Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt predicted the voter turnout at a mere 23% for the primary election. From the state Capitol, I'm Cliff Judy.