10 News’ political analyst expects higher voter turnout in Roanoke for primary

Higher voter turnout expected in Roanoke than in other parts of Southwest Virginia

10 News' Political Analyst Dr. Ed Lynch says that voter turnout is expected to be higher in Roanoke due to a local candidate, Sam Rasoul.

ROANOKE, Va. – 10 News’ political analyst Dr. Ed Lynch expects voter turnout in Roanoke to be higher than in other parts of Southwest Virginia.

That’s because there’s a local candidate, Sam Rasoul, on the ballot

Lynch says more Republicans might get out and vote today.

“Traditionally, the first year of a presidency, the party of that president, in this case the democratic party, is less motivated to get out and vote than the opposition party,” said Lynch.

Polls close at 7 p.m.

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