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Voter Turnout for Republican Primaries, Caucuses Breaking Records in 2016 Race

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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters following a rally at the Nugget February 23, 2016 in Sparks, Nevada.

    Voter turnout for Republican candidates in this year’s presidential primaries and caucuses is breaking records, NBC News reported.

    The Nevada Republican Party reported Wednesday morning that more than 75,000 voters participated in the contest, demolishing the participation record from 2012, when about 33,000 GOP voters showed up to caucus.

    Republican front-runner Donald Trump captured 34,531 votes in his victory in the state, showing his ability to capture support from every key segment of the electorate.

    In South Carolina, more than 730,000 voters turned out during Saturday's GOP primary, up from about 603,000 in 2012. New Hampshire and Iowa saw the same pattern, with the Granite State receiving about 36,000 more Republican voters than in 2012, and the Hawkeye State garnering more than 180,000 participants, up from about 121,000 in the last election cycle.