More Republican votes in Pinellas County than Iowa Caucus?

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Pinellas Republican voters cast 12 more ballots than the entire record-setting turnout in the Iowa Republican Caucus in 2008.

In 2008, 119,200 Pinellas Republicans voted in the presidential preference primary.

In 2008, 119,188 Iowa Republicans voted in the caucuses.

This year’s Iowa Republican caucus set a record for turnout beating the previous record set in 2008.

In 2012, 122,255 Iowa Republicans voted in the caucuses.

This year, will Pinellas Republicans once again turnout in higher numbers than the entire record-setting Iowa Republican Caucus?

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