Delaware voters head to polls with primary issues

GEORGETOWN – Voters in Delaware are joining those in several other states today in casting ballots in the presidential primaries.

Georgetown residents Lee Stephenson and her son Jeff Stephenson are playing the Trump card. Their votes went to Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

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A Department of Election official measures off the 50-foot restricted zone at the entrance to the polling location at Georgetown Elementary School.

Issues are the primary concern.

“Trump, he is the only one that has brought up all of the issues that should have been discussed,” said Ms. Stephenson. “Where do you begin? All of them.”

An early afternoon sampling of primary voters at Georgetown polling locations favored Mr. Trump over Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

The Democratic candidate favorite was Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

One voter casting his ballot at Georgetown Elementary who wished to remain anonymous said he voted for John Kasich – by default.

“But I don’t like him. They are all bad. It’s a shame it has to be this way,” he said.

Muhammad Gondel, 35, cast his vote in the Democratic primary.

“I’m going to vote for Obama party, Hillary Clinton,” said Mr. Gondel, citing the economy and diversity. “How they are going to work on the whole country and the different communities in the country, especially taking care of every single community – the Muslims, the Christians, whoever.”

Mr. Gondel, who came to Georgetown six years ago, said a couple months ago he had an issue with “the immigration department for my mom, dad and kids. That is why I went to the office, the Obama party office and they really helped for me. They listened. The people that we selected, they listened.”

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

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