Demo­c­ra­t­ic activists and vot­ers in three more states had the oppor­tu­ni­ty to par­tic­i­pate today in the process of choos­ing a can­di­date to car­ry the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Par­ty’s stan­dard in the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elections.

In Ari­zona, fron­trun­ner Hillary Clin­ton won eas­i­ly. With near­ly 90% of precincts report­ing, she had 58% of the vote, to Sanders’ 40%.

Ari­zona Demo­c­ra­t­ic Pres­i­den­tial Pri­ma­ry Results
Tues­day, March 22nd, 2016
Precincts Report­ing (412 of 487)

Hillary Clin­ton58%230,546
Bernie Sanders40%157,774
Mar­tin O’Mal­ley (inac­tive)1%3,547

Speak­ing at Rainier Beach High School in Seat­tle, Clin­ton thanked Ari­zo­nans for her vic­to­ry there, as sup­port­ers roared their approval.

But Sanders had his own vic­to­ries to cel­e­brate. In Ida­ho and Utah, both cau­cus states, he won by huge mar­gins, blunt­ing Clin­ton’s win in Arizona.

Via the Ida­ho States­man:

Bernie Sanders sound­ly defeat­ed Hillary Clin­ton in Tuesday’s Ida­ho Demo­c­ra­t­ic cau­cus, win­ning across the state by mar­gins as high as 4–1 in a turnout that eas­i­ly sur­passed the pre­vi­ous record year of 2008.

Statewide results gave Sanders 18,640 votes, or 78 per­cent, to Clinton’s 5,065 votes, 21. percent.

The enor­mous turnout delayed the start of the cau­cus by more than two hours in Boise, where Ada Coun­ty Democ­rats gath­ered. Final results were report­ed at 12:20 a.m, with Sanders win­ning approx­i­mate­ly 80 per­cent of the more than 9,000 votes cast.

Here’s a break­down of the results:

Ida­ho Demo­c­ra­t­ic Caucuses
Tues­day, March 22nd, 2016

Can­di­datePer­cent­ageVotesEst. Del­e­gates
Bernie Sanders78.2%18,64017
Hillary Clin­ton21.20%5,0656

Sanders per­formed just as impres­sive­ly in Utah:

Utah Demo­c­ra­t­ic Caucuses
Tues­day, March 22nd, 2016

Can­di­datePer­cent­ageVotesEst. Del­e­gates
Bernie Sanders79.37%34,14019
Hillary Clin­ton20.32%8,7396

Each can­di­date ends the night hav­ing added about the same num­ber of unpledged/grassroots nation­al con­ven­tion del­e­gates to their total.

The Demo­c­ra­t­ic con­test now moves to Wash­ing­ton, Alas­ka, and Hawaii, which will all hold cau­cus­es this Sat­ur­day. The Wash­ing­ton State Demo­c­ra­t­ic cau­cus­es are the big prize, with one hun­dred and one del­e­gates at stake. The Clin­tons have been stump­ing here over the last forty-eight hours, and Bernie Sanders spent Palm Sun­day 2016 hold­ing ral­lies in three of the state’s urban cen­ters. His cam­paign has indi­cat­ed he will return for addi­tion­al events lat­er this week.

About the author

Andrew Villeneuve is the founder and executive director of the Northwest Progressive Institute, as well as the founder of NPI's sibling, the Northwest Progressive Foundation. He has worked to advance progressive causes for over two decades as a strategist, speaker, author, and organizer. Andrew is also a cybersecurity expert, a veteran facilitator, a delegate to the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, and a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corps.

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