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Wash Post: Not All Trump Rallygoers Will Vote in Primaries

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By    |   Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 10:12 AM

Donald Trump is the national frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, with throngs showing up at his campaign rallies, but will that translate into votes on caucus and primary days?

According to The Washington Post,  many of Trump's fans love seeing him at rallies, but might not be as fired up about actually voting.

That is especially true in Iowa, where the caucus process is both complicated and time consuming — especially to people who have never before participated.

Trump's staff is trying to get people to commit to voting in the caucuses and primaries, but some who talked to the Post said they're not sure they will.

Trump himself has urged his supporters to get out and vote.

"You've got to get there," Trump told an Iowa rally earlier this month. "Even if you’re not feeling good, if you’re feeling horrible, if you had a horrible fight with your wife or your husband. . . . If you caught your husband cheating the night before, you've got to go to the caucus."

The Iowa caucuses bring in only 20 percent of registered Republicans, and they tend to be older people with college degrees. Trump's supporters are mostly younger without college degrees.

Appearing Sunday on "Fox & Friends," Trump said he believes his rallygoers will show up to vote.

"I think we have a lot of people voting and caucusing that never did it before," Trump said. "I've been hearing the commentators, including your network, where the question is, will those people come out and actually vote? I think they will, but you don't know."

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Donald Trump is the national frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, with throngs showing up at his campaign rallies, but will that translate into votes on caucus and primary days? According to The Washington Post, many of Trump's fans love seeing him at...
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