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Voters line up to cast their primary ballots

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 26, 2016 9:55 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- Midstate voters are casting ballots on primary contests, including the state's first competitive Republican presidential primary in decades.

Republican Laura Seyler calls Donald Trump a bully, and says that's why she voted for him.

The 63-year-old buyer for a direct marketer says at a Hamburg polling place in Berks County that she's a "very solid (Ted) Cruz fan'' but she thinks the country needs a bully like Trump to take the country back in the right direction. 

Democrat Dan Hendel, an assistant manager at a state liquor store, says he voted for Bernie Sanders because his top concern is the environment.

The 39-year-old former Green Party member switched parties so he could vote in the primary. 

In addition to presidential candidates, voters are deciding hotly contested Democratic primary races for U.S. Senate and state attorney general.

Pollsters expect a record Republican voter turnout, driven by the GOP presidential contest.

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