Political Expert Reacts to Voter Turnout at Saturday's Caucus
Allison WilliamsChannel 2 News
Voter turnout is a big talking point now that our GOP caucus is in the books.
The state Republican Party said it expected between 50,000 and 55,000 people to take part, citing higher voter registrations and volunteers than in 2008.
But the final number from Saturday's nominating contest was just about 9% with less than 33,000 Republicans taking part. Numbers that have some political experts saying the Presidential race in November could be a challenge for the GOP.
"Can you get your message out? Can you get people to the polls? Can you knock on doors in that three weeks leading up to the event? Obama has done that, the Democrats have proved that but the jury's still out on the Republican party," says University of Nevada political science professor Eric Herzik.
Herzik went on to say divisions within the Republican party need to be resolved for the party to unseat President Obama in the fall.
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