Despite complaints about chaotic Democratic legislative-district caucuses, those meetings did not appear to fundamentally alter the delegate split between presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
Despite widespread complaints about chaotic Democratic legislative-district caucuses over the weekend, those meetings did not appear to fundamentally alter the delegate split between presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.
A tally of the legislative-district caucus results shows Sanders wound up with 72.4 percent of the delegates, while Clinton took 27.6 percent, according to data released by the state Democratic Party.
That’s very close to the same split as the precinct-level caucuses in March, which were the first round in the delegate-selection process. (Sanders took 72.7 percent of the statewide precinct-caucus vote, to Clinton’s 27.1 percent.)
That should give some comfort to Sanders and Clinton supporters who feared the other side might seize more delegates than previously thought by somehow dominating subsequent rounds of voting.
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Some caveats: The results are not 100 percent complete, as one legislative district has lagged in reporting results. In addition, more rural areas of the state did not hold legislative-district caucuses but will hold county conventions on May 1 to send delegates to the next round.
The state’s final slate of 101 pledged delegates to the Democratic National Convention won’t be picked until congressional district caucuses May 21 and the state Democratic convention June 17-19. Still, the early data suggest the overall delegate split is unlikely to change significantly.