HUGE: Record Turnout In New Hampshire Primary

A record 1/3 of New Hampshire residents will go to the polls in today’s primary, with over 500,000 of the state’s nearly 1.5 million people casting ballot’s in the “live free or die” state’s first in the nation primary.

Exit polls show most Independent voters chose a Republican ballot, though many also voted in the Dem primary…

According to The Hill:

“New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner is predicting record turnout for Tuesday’s presidential primaries here.

Speaking to WBZ NewsRadio 1030 in Boston on Tuesday, Gardner predicted 550,000 people would cast ballots in the Republican and Democratic primaries. That would surpass the previous record of 530,000 set in 2008.

Polls opened around 7 a.m. at most precincts across the state and will stay open until 7 or 8 p.m. The more than half-a-million ballots cast is astounding turnout for the tiny New England state, which only has about 1.4 million residents.”