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Washington’s 2020 presidential primary saw a record high-turnout

A record number of voters turned out for Washington’s March 10 presidential primary.

According to vote counts certified Friday by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, 49.56% of registered voters cast a ballot. That figure tops the previous record for a presidential primary when 42.6% of registered voters turned out in 2000.

This presidential primary made history even before Election Day by marking the first time in state history both major political parties would use the results to allocate their delegates to the national conventions. It will now go down in history as drawing the highest turnout ever for a Washington presidential primary at 49.56%,” said Wyman.

All in all, 2,256,488 million ballots were counted in the 2020 primary, a significant spike from the 1.3 million total in 2000.