Washoe Co. voters favored Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump in NV caucus | SierraSun.com

Washoe Co. voters favored Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump in NV caucus

Staff report

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Incline Village and Crystal Bay voters came out in droves Saturday and Tuesday for the Nevada caucuses to help determine 2016 presidential nominees for the Republican and Democrat parties.

The Republican party held its caucus Tuesday evening at Incline Middle School, with slightly more than 700 voters casting ballots.

Donald Trump garnered the most votes with 273, followed by Marco Rubio with 208, Ted Cruz (100), John Kasich (79), Ben Carson (43) and Jeb Bush (1).

Washoe County-wide, Trump won easily with 6,850 votes (44.13 percent), followed by Rubio with 3,815 (24.58 percent) and Cruz with 3,240 (20.87 percent).

Statewide, Trump also dominated with 45.91 percent of the votes, a 22.06 percent margin from his closest competitor, Rubio.

Meanwhile, roughly 550 voters turned out for Saturday’s Democratic caucus, held at the Incline middle and high schools, according to site leads.

While specific voter totals were not available in Incline Village, Hillary Clinton captured 25 delegates locally, and Bernie Sanders captured 22.

Washoe County-wide, Sanders garnered 1,041 delegates (and 54 percent of Democrat caucus votes), compared to Clinton’s 877 (and 46 percent).

Statewide, however, Clinton beat Sanders by a 53 percent to 47 percent margin.

Visit nvcaucuses.com to view all Democratic caucus results. Visit bit.ly/1T5FLPg for Republican results.

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