Calif.'s turnout on Super Tuesday was biggest in 25 years

Californians headed to the polls in record numbers in February's presidential primary, with the highest percentage turnout in more than 25 years, according to a report from California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

More than 9 million Californians voted in the Feb. 5 primary – topping the previous primary record, set in 2000, by 1.2 million votes.

The final turnout represented 57.71 percent of registered voters, the highest percentage in a primary since 1980, though still well below the all-time record of nearly 73 percent in 1976. Democrats outnumbered Republicans, 55 percentto 34 percent; 8 percent refused to state a party preference.

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