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Polls open for GOP Presidential Primary

By WKTV News

DECISION 2012 - Polls opened at Noon on Tuesday throughout New York State for the GOP Presidential Primary, along with Delaware, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are all clamoring for the nomination that would make them the Republican candidate facing off against President Barack Obama in the fall.

At General Herkimer School in north Utica, what would traditionally be a lunchtime rush was more like a lunchtime lull Tuesday. However, that didn't come as much of a surprise, according to Republican Congressman Richard Hanna, who was also going to be casting his vote Tuesday, but wouldn't say for whom.

"I would imagine it'll be light," Congressman Hanna said. "Most people agree that New York State is not necessarily a place that's in play. I'm going to vote. I think everybody should, so this is their opportunity to voice their opinion. If they feel really strongly about one person or another they should really get out there and use their vote."

Polls are open until 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

If one candidate gets the required 1,144 delegate votes to secure the nomination before all the primaries take place, those primaries will still occur.

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