Virginia Primary Turnout Dips, But Still Among Highest in Recent History (Virginia Public Radio)

But Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, said the numbers were a solid showing given busy summer schedules, relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, and a relatively uncompetitive top-of-the-ballot race between McAuliffe and four other candidates.

“The reality is that turnout numbers are never very high for primaries in June in Virginia,” he said.