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Trump, Sanders win in Patrick primary

Twenty-seven percent of registered voters in Patrick County went to the polls Tuesday to vote in the primary to help choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for president of the United States.
According to the unofficial results released by Patrick County Registrar Susan Taylor, the candidate getting the most votes in Patrick County was Donald Trump, the front-runner in the Republican contest.
Trump received a total of 1,182 votes, winning in every voting district in Patrick County.
Ted Cruz came in second in the Republican contest with a total of 582 votes on Patrick ballots.
Third in the Republican primary was Marco Rubio with a total of 413 votes.
The other Republican candidates who are still running active campaigns received the following Patrick County votes: Ben Carson, 239, and John Kasich, 84.
Republicans who have suspended their campaigns but were still on the Virginia ballots received the following totals locals: Lindsey Graham, 1; Rand Paul, 5; Mike Huckabee, 5; Jim Gilmore, 0; Chris Christie, 8; Jeb Bush, 3; Rick Santorum, 1; and Carly Fiorina, 2.
On the Democratic side of the ballot box, Bernie Sanders was the winner in Patrick County with 372 votes.
Hillary Clinton was a close second for the Democratic nomination with 361 votes.
Martin O’Malley, who dropped out of the race, received 6 votes in Patrick County.
Most local voters chose to vote in the Republican primary, with a total of 2,505 votes cast. In the Democratic primary, 739 people voted.
Clinton appeared to be the Democratic winner in Virginia with 64.34% of the votes at presstime Tuesday, and Trump won the Republican Party’s nomination in Virginia with 46.81% of the votes cast.

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