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How Washtenaw County Voted In The Presidential Primary Elections

Mar 9, 2016

WEMU listener Jamie VanEffen voted in Washtenaw County
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From a statewide perspective, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump were the winners in Michigan’s presidential primary elections.  The results were a little different in Washtenaw County. 

Local democrats fell in line with the rest of the state in preferring Sanders to Hillary Clinton, but by a wider margin.  In Washtenaw County, the Vermont Senator picked up support from 55% of voters to Clinton’s 44%.

Republicans in the county voted contrary to the majority of the rest of the state.  Here, Ohio Governor John Kasich took 34% of the vote to the New York billionaire’s 28%.  Ted Cruz finished a distant third in Washtenaw with 23% of the vote.  

Statewide, Trump had over 36% support, while Cruz finished second and Kasich third.  In the end, Trump added 25 more delegates to his total while Cruz and Kasich earn 17 each.

Sanders's win in Michigan earns him 65 delegates to Clinton’s 58. 

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