Nearly 28,000 people were registered to vote in the last month, bringing the total number of registered voters to 2.5 million, up a half a million from the presidential primaries in 2000.

Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson says he believes voter participation will be better for next month’s GOP primary because the six major candidates will create more excitement.

Um, there’s six? I can barely name five and that’s stretching the definition of “major.”