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Trump, Clinton Lose Big Locally

Todd Pittenger - March 5, 2016 5:19 pm

Republicans lineup to caucus in Salina.

The two front runners from each respective party, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, each both lost big in Saline County in Saturday’s Kansas Presidential Caucuses. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz both cruised to big wins.

Republicans gathered at Salina Central High School to caucus, while democrats gathered at Salina South. Large, raucous crowds gathered at both locations. At Central, 1,895 republicans participated, while 713 democrats gathered at south.

Saline County Republican Party Chairman Clarke Sanders described the turnout as “overwhelming”, while Saline County Democratic Chairman for the 24th District Dr. Phil Black was equally impressed and told KSAL News “it is the way politics should be”.

Saline County Republican Caucus Results:

  1. Ted Cruz – 886 – 46.7%
  2. Donald Trump – 505 – 26.6%
  3. Marco Rubio – 233 – 12.3%
  4. John Kasich – 213 – 11.2%

Saline County 24th District Democratic Caucus Results:

  1. Bernie Sanders – 491 – 68.9%
  2. Hillary Clinton – 222 – 31.1%

Both parties were still tabulating statewide results Saturday evening.




Doug Clemens

March 6, 2016 at 11:54 pm

The voting was rigged and should be tossed out. For some reason Independent voters were not allowed to vote. Some of these people had relatives die in the various wars they were sent to fight under the guise they were protecting American freedoms including the right to vote. Other living veterans also were denied that right to vote also because they were registered as independent. So Cruz who was born in Cuba and moved to Canada to become a citizen of that country is still being allowed to run for president is what is wrong. Saying his mother was born in the US so what she went to Cuba and met up with his father their and the rest is history. But Kansas should not be able to deny independent voters the right to vote.

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