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Big Vote in Smallest State

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It's not just voters in Texas and Ohio who are casting ballots in what could be decisive primaries today.

Two New England states — Vermont and Rhode Island — also hold votes on what was once billed as New England Primary Day.

In Rhode Island, a state that's used to being overlooked in national elections, that has meant far more attention than in past presidential primary contests.

For a look at the big vote in the smallest state, WBUR's Bob Oakes turns to Scott MacKay. He's a veteran politics reporter with the Providence Journal.

This program aired on March 4, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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