Missouri primary turnout projected at 34 percent

Missouri primary turnout projected at 34 percent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri election officials are projecting that 34 percent of registered voters will cast ballots in next week's presidential primary.

Secretary of State Jason Kander released the projections Thursday. They are compiled from estimates made by local election officials.

The estimates range from a projected low of 7 percent turnout in Washington County to a high of 74 percent in Caldwell Country.

Missouri is one five states holding primaries Tuesday, along with Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio. Missouri's share of delegates at stake is the smallest among those states.

Candidates so far have not paid a lot of attention to Missouri. But Republican Donald Trump is to campaign Friday in St. Louis. On Saturday, Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Hillary Clinton both are to campaign in the St. Louis area.

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