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Sanders, who was at a rally at the University of Wisconsin in Madison when the Washington and Alaska results were known, told a crowd of 8,100 cheering supporters: “We are on a path toward victory. It is hard for anybody to deny that our campaign has the momentum.”
Wisconsin has a primary election for both parties on April 5.
In Washington, with 100 per cent of the vote in, Sanders was the declared winner with 72.7 percent of the vote or 19,159 ballots to Hillary Clinton’s 27.1 percent of the vote or 7,140 ballots. With 101 potential delegates, Sanders initially was given 23 delegates to Clinton’s 8. The final delegate allocation will be decided in a process starting with district caucuses and county conventions and concluding with congressional district caucuses and the state convention in May. If allocated according to Saturday’s results, Sanders would get 74 delegates, while Clinton would get 27.
Republican delegates from Washington will be chosen in a May 24 primary election.
In Alaska with 100 percent of the vote, in Sanders won the caucus with 80.7 percent of the vote or 435 votes. Clinton won 19.3 percent of the votes with 104 votes. With 16 delegates to be awarded Sanders took 13 to Clinton’s 3.
Republicans in the Alaska Caucus March 1 made Ted Cruz the winner with 36.4 percent of the vote or 7,973 votes, Donald Trump ran a close second with 33.5 percent of the vote or 7,346 votes. Cruz and Trump split the 28 delegates with 14 each. None of the other candidates received enough votes to win a delegate.
Twenty-five of Hawaii’s 35 Democratic delegates were to be chosen in the caucus/election Saturday.
Update: At 2:52 a.m. Sunday Hawaii results came in with 88 percent of the vote. Sanders was ahead with 70.6 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 29.2 per cent. Sanders drew 22,661 votes to Clinton’s 9,377. At 2:55 a.m. Sanders was declared the winner. Delegate allocations were not immediately announced.
By 6 a.m. Sunday, still with 88 percent reporting, Sanders was allocated 17 delegates, while Clinton received 8.
The Republican Caucus in Hawaii March 8 was won by Donald Trump with 42.4 percent of the vote or 5,677 votes. Cruz drew 32.7 percent of the vote or 4,379 votes John Kasich drew 10.6 percent of the vote or 1,413 votes. Trump took 11 delegates, Cruz 7 and Kasich 1.
By 7:30 a.m. Sunday 100 percent of the votes had been reported. Sanders received 23,530 votes or 69.8 perc3ent, and Clinton got 10,125 votes or 30.0 percent. The delegate allocation remained 17 for Sanders and 8 for Clinton.
— Hill ‘n Holler staff report