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Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Bernie Sanders wins Washington’s 2016 Democratic presidential precinct caucuses

Ver­mont Sen­a­tor Bernie Sanders will like­ly wind up with a com­mand­ing vic­to­ry over for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Hillary Clin­ton in Wash­ing­ton’s 2016 Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial precinct cau­cus­es, ear­ly results sug­gest.

Wash­ing­ton Demo­c­ra­t­ic Cau­cus­es — Pre­lim­i­nary Results
Sat­ur­day, March 26th, 2016

Can­di­datePer­cent­ageLeg­isla­tive Del­e­gatesNation­al Del­e­gates
Bernie Sanders74.7%5,536 (so far)18 (est)
Hillary Clin­ton25.1%1,931 (so far)5 (est)

The state par­ty has an offi­cial results page pow­ered by the Asso­ci­at­ed Press.

“Wash­ing­ton, thank you for your huge sup­port! It is hard for any­body to deny that our cam­paign has the momen­tum,” the Sanders cam­paign tweet­ed.

The Clin­ton cam­paign has not yet react­ed to the mass medi­a’s pro­jec­tions that Sanders will win Wash­ing­ton (as well as Alas­ka), but ear­li­er today, it was urg­ing sup­port­ers in those states plus Hawaii to turn out for Hillary.

Clin­ton’s cam­paign antic­i­pat­ed that Sanders could do well in Wash­ing­ton, Alas­ka, and Hawaii, which are all cau­cus states.

Wis­con­sin and Wyoming will be the next states to hold nom­i­nat­ing con­tests, on Tues­day, April 5th, and Sat­ur­day, April 9th.

After that, the race shifts to the Atlantic seaboard, with con­tests in New York, Con­necti­cut, Delaware, Mary­land, Penn­syl­va­nia, and Rhode Island.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Bernie Sanders on his impres­sive vic­to­ry in Wash­ing­ton State, and kudos to every­one who had a hand in mak­ing Wash­ing­ton’s Demo­c­ra­t­ic pres­i­den­tial precinct cau­cus­es hap­pen this morn­ing.

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  1. Bernie vot­ers: Even if you’re already reg­is­tered to vote, check your reg­is­tra­tion sta­tus NOW (it takes two min­utes). Thou­sands were denied their right to vote in Ari­zona because of vot­er irreg­u­lar­i­ties (google it). Check your sta­tus now at: https://www.headcount.org/verify-voter-registration/

    Reg­is­tra­tion dead­lines are often well in advance of your state’s pri­ma­ry or cau­cus. Here are reg­is­tra­tion dead­lines for upcom­ing pri­maries and cau­cus­es that are closed (mean­ing if you want to vote for Bernie, here are your dead­lines to reg­is­ter as, or change par­ty affil­i­a­tion to demo­c­rat):

    Rhode Island: Must reg­is­ter by March 27 for pri­ma­ry on April 26
    Penn­syl­va­nia: Must reg­is­ter by March 28 for pri­ma­ry on April 26
    Delaware: Must reg­is­ter by April 2 for pri­ma­ry on April 26
    Mary­land: Must reg­is­ter by April 5 for pri­ma­ry on April 26
    Ken­tucky: Must reg­is­ter by April 18 for pri­ma­ry on May 17
    West Vir­ginia: Must reg­is­ter by April 19 for pri­ma­ry on May 10
    Con­necti­cut: Must reg­is­ter by April 21 for pri­ma­ry on April 26
    Ore­gon: Must reg­is­ter by April 26 for pri­ma­ry on May 17
    New Mex­i­co: Must reg­is­ter by May 10 for pri­ma­ry on June 7
    New Jer­sey: Must reg­is­ter by May 17 for pri­ma­ry on June 7
    Cal­i­for­nia: Must reg­is­ter by May 23 for pri­ma­ry on June 7
    South Dako­ta: Must reg­is­ter by May 23 for pri­ma­ry on June 7
    Wash­ing­ton DC: Must reg­is­ter by May 23 for pri­ma­ry on June 14
    Wis­con­sin has an open pri­ma­ry where par­ty affil­i­a­tion does not mat­ter. Reg­is­tra­tion at polling place with proof of at least 28 days res­i­den­cy.

    # by Huh :: March 26th, 2016 at 10:41 PM