NORWALK, Conn. – It's important for registered Republicans to vote in Tuesday's presidential primary because the GOP in Connecticut has changed the delegate process, says the Norwalk Republican Town Committee chairman.
“It’s no longer a winner take all state, it’s proportional by congressional districts,” said Chairman Art Scialabba. And even though Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum are all on the ballot, the general consensus is Romney will win.
“I think it’s still extremely important for every Republican to come out and show support for their candidate,” Scialabba said. “I think Fairfield County, and most of the state, is going to go for Mitt Romney. I think he best represents the values and the desires Republicans want in Washington, and I think he is the best candidate for that.”
Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, a longtime Romney supporter, said the former Massachusetts governor will do well in Connecticut.
“It’s my hope he’ll sweep the field, but I’ve been through enough elections to know we can’t take everything for granted,” Moccia said. The outcome might have been different with a higher voter turnout had more candidates stayed in the race longer, he said.
Republican Registrar of Voters in Norwalk Karen Doyle Lyons ordered enough ballots for 60 percent of the 8,600 registered Republicans in Norwalk. But she said she does not expect a high turnout.
“It’s an obligation as a Republican to vote in the primary, and that’s why we register with a party,” Scialabba said.
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