By Lily Benitez De Luna
D.C. residents took to the polls Tuesday to participate in the 2012 primary.
TRNS headed to the Metropolitan Methodist Church, a polling spot in the Northwest quadrant of the District, only to find more volunteers at the voting stations than actual voters.
Adam, a young, enthusiastic volunteer, reported that as of around 11:30 a.m., four hours after the polls had opened, about 150 people had casted their ballots, a number Adam claims is typical.
“It’s too early to tell but we’re pretty consistent to where we were last year,” Adam said.
With top rival Rick Santorum absent from the D.C. ballot, Mitt Romney is expected to add the 19 delegates to his current total of 568. Despite Romney’s presumed win, some Republican voters would still like to give lagging candidates hope.
“In this primary I voted for Ron Paul, I just want the underdogs to know that there are people still thinking about them,” said D.C. voter Elizabeth Blakeslee.