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Vote polls have closed in Alabama as -- reported seven delegates at stake Alabama is the biggest prize.
Since Super Tuesday and joining us now the chairman of Alabama's Republican Party.
Bill Armstead bill good to have you here.
First I think you have a sense of the turnout today.
Well I have a feel that is real high because everyone that I felt to spend their polling place says that -- the good turn out.
Notice that and we're gonna have a better turnout because the candidates have been here campaigning so once you've been here seen this enticed assessment of motivate more people to go the polls I think it be a good -- I think we need to explain -- quickly folks are looking -- that -- better behind you they're probably thinking you're not the most impartial.
Party chairman of the country but that's because the other candidates thank -- -- again and and -- is not I think is that a fair.
I think that would be a good way of putting it alright -- and I am I am impartial so I am I am for whoever comes out the winner of they exactly and no matter what that signs that this behavior.
That's exactly right.
How big how bigger role they play social conservatives how -- -- role will they be determinant in the outcome of the race Alabama.
Well certainly social conservatives and evangelicals make up a large portion of our population here in Alabama.
-- -- very conservative Christian.
Religious group here in Alabama so that will make up a good portion of our vote but he also have the business side we have social conservatives and we have a but the fiscal conservative so when you put them two together then you've got a great opportunity to win elections so some of the -- that put them together summit just.
Specialize in one area are another so.
We believe that the social conservatives will have a significant impact on -- outcome of the Election -- I think a lot of folks will be surprised to learn it's an open primary is well do you expect independents -- Democrats to have a well a disproportionate voice in your primary.
Well we didn't have any call on the part of any of these candidates for.
Democrats to come in and and vote for them so I don't think we'll see a significant move in that direction.
Also the Republican partisan rather well in recent years here in Alabama so we are the majority party.
The Democrats only have two candidates on the ballot this year for state lot office so the majority of voters already going to be in the Republican primary.
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