Parish picks Trump, Clinton

Published 9:07 am Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Saturday’s primary results in Washington Parish mirrored statewide results.

Across Louisiana, Republican candidate Donald Trump won that party’s race with 41.4 percent of the votes, or 124,818 ballots. On the Democratic side, Hilary Clinton trounced Bernie Sanders, winning 71.1 percent of the vote or 221,615 votes.

Clinton cleaned up in the parish, getting 69.32 percent of the vote or 1,663 votes. Trump won with 49.45 percent of the votes or 1,256 votes.

The numbers from the parish election do not include absentee ballots.

Across the state, senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and Gov. John Kasich finished in that order. Cruz earned 37.8 of the vote, Rubio got 11.2 percent and Kasich got 6.4 percent. Locally, the candidates pulled 35.87 percent, 7.45 percent and 4.33 percent, respectively.

However, despite the fact that Trump edged out Cruz, 18 delegates from Louisiana were awarded to each candidate and Rubio got five. Kasich got none.

Hilary’s biggest challenger, Sanders, brought in 23.3 percent of the vote across the state, and in Washington Parish he managed to snag 21.38 percent. Clinton swept up 37 delegates from Louisiana and Sanders got 14.

Also Saturday, 12 Washington Parish precincts elected Roy Burns Jr. as their Republican State Central Committee representative over Ginger Corkern. Burns won 51.32 percent to 48.68 percent, or 273 votes to 259 votes.

The general presidential election will be Tuesday, Nov. 8. Anyone who has not registered to vote may do so up until 30 days prior to the election.