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Wilton Republicans Show Up to Vote, Slowly

WILTON, Conn. – The general consensus is it will be a slow day at Wilton’s polling stations and the election officials say they weren't surprised.

“People have been happy to vote, those that have come in,” said Paul Lourd, Cider Mill polling station moderator.

In the hours they have been open for the presidential Republican primary, each of the polling stations has seen a slow trickle of voter of all ages. Those voters that have gone to the polls Tuesday have gone because they believe in the process. While Wilton resident Nea Martin wouldn't say who she voted for in the primary, she said that “it’s important to vote in the primary.”

Art Roberts, who voted for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, said it’s important to show support for your candidate and, “I think it’s important to go out to vote at every opportunity.”

For Wilton Republican Gail Rauch it’s an exciting election; she’s volunteering as an election official for this primary at the Middlebrook Middle School station.

“The primaries started so early; I don’t think it’s given the candidates enough time to grow into their situation,” Rauch said.

Unlike many, Rauch doesn’t believe Romney, “is a foregone conclusion.” Instead, she said, “I voted for a man that I think can be a good adversary in debate for President Obama

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