March 1 2016

Burlington Voters Go For Clinton; Trump, in Super Tuesday Primary

By: Rich Hosford

Super Tuesday is over, the votes are in, and the delegates are being awarded. 


In Burlington voters agreed overall with the majority of voters in the state, though there were some exceptions. 


In the Democratic race Burlington voters cast 2,324 ballots for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 2,129 for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. As of the writing of this report forecasts show Clinton with a slight lead over Sanders in the state. 


On the Republican side Burlington voters went with businessman Donald Trump in a big way. He garnered 1,747 votes, more than double second place finisher Florida Senator Marco Rubio who received 631 votes. After that Ohio Governor John Kasich received 487, Texas Senator Ted Cruz received 342 and neurosurgeon Ben Carson received 73. 


At the state level Trump won with a little over 48 percent of the vote. After that it was Kasich, Rubio, Cruz and Carson. 


Voter turnout was also pretty strong for the primary. In total 7,942, or 50.8 percent, of eligible voters cast ballots. In total more voters weighed in on the Democratic race with 4,562 voting in that race versus 3,361 voting for Republican candidates. 

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