Sanders, Trump the winners in Ulster

Bernie Sanders salutes the crowd at his Tuesday, April 12 appearance at Marist College. (Photo: C3 Photography/Catharina Christiana)

Bernie Sanders salutes the crowd at his Tuesday, April 12 appearance at Marist College. (Photo: C3 Photography/Catharina Christiana)

In Ulster County at least, Bernie Sanders scored a landslide win in the Democratic primary for president over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday night, according to the board of elections.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump won a huge victory in Ulster, taking 63 percent of the total GOP vote.

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With all 79 county polling places reporting, Sanders beat Clinton 11,572 to 6,927, a 62-37 margin. Delegate slates for each Democratic candidate were polling in a similar range. The election board did not report districts separately Tuesday night.

About twice as many Democrats cast ballots as Republicans, where Donald Trump got more votes than his three opponents combined. Trump polled 6,042 votes, John Kasich, 2,050, Ted Cruz, 1,235 and Ben Carson, 132. Republicans did not elect delegates. Party leaders will choose delegates for the national convention next month.

On the Democratic side, the five-member Democratic slate for Sanders led the Clinton team by over 13,000 votes.

With 7,421 votes, County Executive Mike Hein led the Clinton ticket, but fell 1,005 votes short of the lowest Sanders delegate, Leon Shelhamer of Troy. Kelleigh McKenzie of Rosendale led the Sanders slate with 9,717 votes.

All returns are unofficial.

There is one comment

  1. nopolitics

    The statewide election result on the Democratic side is invalid due to the purging of 127,000 Democrats by the Board of Elections of NYC in Brooklyn. Is it “mere coincidence” that this happened in the Borough where Sanders was born and raised? Hmmm….seems to me more than mere “shades of Tammany….”

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