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Wyoming — Bernie Sanders was declared winner of the 2016 Wyoming Democratic Presidential Caucus today, April 9, at about 3:30 p.m. after the polls closed at noon.
With 96 percent of the vote in at 3:47, Sanders got 154 votes, or 56.2 percent. Hilary Clinton got 120 votes, or 43.8 percent.
With 14 delegates to be named, at this point Sanders has been allocated seven delegates and Clinton has six delegates.
Update: With 100 percent of the vote in, Sanders received 156 votes, or 55.7 percent. Clinton received 124 votes, or 44.3 percent. The 11.4 percent difference was smaller than the Sanders campaign expected. With the final count, each was allocated seven delegates.
Sanders celebrated his win in New York.“News bulletin: we just won Wyoming!” he announced to cheering supporters at a rally at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.“We appreciate and thank the people of Wyoming so much for their support,” Sanders added. He acknowledged it was only a step along a long road. “There’s more people in this room than there are in Wyoming,” he joked.
Wyoming has about 41,000 Democrats registered to vote, compared to 140,000 Republicans registered.
In a statement Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook said, “We congratulate Senator Sanders on a spirited campaign in Wyoming. Outperforming expectations, Hillary Clinton tied in pledged delegates today and now leads Senator Sanders by approximately 220 pledged delegates nationwide.”
In the Republican Caucus held March 12, with 100 percent of the total, Ted Cruz won with 66.3 percent of the vote, 644 votes. Marco Rubio got 189 votes, 19.5 percent, and Donald Trump received 70 votes, 7.2 percent. John Kasich received no votes. With 26 delegates eventually to be named, Cruz was given nine delegates. Rubio and Trump each was given one delegate.