Primary Day brings small turnout in Rhode Island
Polls opened at 7 a.m. in the Republican stronghold of East Greenwich. Things were a bit different this time around, voters everywhere were asked to present identification, as part of Rhode Island's new controversial voter ID law.
“It was alright. I have a driver's license. If people don't have cars, they may have a problem.” said one voter.
“It was perfectly easy. I took my license out of my wallet and showed it to them and that was that. I don't know why anyone would complain about it unless they were planning on cheating.” said another.
President Obama is on the ballot unopposed. Republicans had a feisty primary season, but now Mitt Romney is way out ahead in the delegate count.
With the Democratic nomination uncontested, and all locked up and the Republican nomination process nearing its end, turnout in Rhode Island is projected to be quite low. Lines were short and no major problems were reported.
“There are approximately a dozen voting booths and there were only two of us in there.” said a voter.
Any candidate who gets 15 percent of the vote will get convention delegates. Rhode Island has 15 Republican delegates up for grabs.