- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 8, 2016

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The Secretary of State’s office says about 22 percent of voters cast ballots in South Dakota’s primary election.

The office said Wednesday that Republican turnout was roughly 27 percent, while the Democratic primary saw 17.5 percent turnout from party members and independents.

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs had projected turnout of 20 to 25 percent in the Tuesday election.

Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in South Dakota, while Donald Trump claimed victory on the GOP side.

At the legislative level, voters cast ballots in 22 Republican and four Democratic primary races.

Krebs’ office says there are possible legislative recounts in two Republican House contests. Under state law, a candidate within the 2 percent margin required for a recount can petition for one after election returns are made official.



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