Sanders beat Clinton in Democratic caucus

Clinton won Wayne County but lost Nebraska

Sarah Lentz, Political Analyst

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There is no doubt that we are experiencing history in the making with the current presidential race. There has never been such a hotly contested race for both parties. The media circus surrounding the election has never been as big or quite as sideshowesque.

On Saturday, March 5, the Nebraska Democratic Party got in on the act.
In the state of Nebraska, the Democratic Party chooses their candidate, not by holding a primary vote, as the Nebraska Republican Party does, but by holding a caucus in each voting precinct.

Registered Democratic voters filled the Wayne County courtroom in record numbers at 10:00 a.m. to decide whether the county would be backing Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders.

During a caucus, there is discussion. After discussion, the attendees split off into groups based on which candidate they think would be the best choice. They then speak about their decisions to support one candidate over the other. From there, attendees write the name of which candidate they finally decide on ballots and the ballots are counted.
Almost 100 people either attended or sent in absentee votes during Wayne’s caucus.

In a very tight race, Wayne County landed on Clinton. The state of Nebraska did not concur.

In Wayne County, after debate, Clinton received 58 votes, while Sanders received 52, but that wasn’t the end for hopeful Berners.

The Democratic Party in the state of Nebraska has 25 delegates. Of the 25, 15 delegates pledged themselves to Sanders and 10 to Clinton, meaning that Sanders became Nebraska’s choice candidate by receiving 57 percent of the vote.

While the primary vote is decided in Nebraska for the Democrats, the Republicans still need to pick one of the four candidates running on May 10.

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