2016 Delaware Democratic presidential primary

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The 2016 Delaware Democratic presidential primary were held on April 26 in the U.S. state of Delaware as one of the Democratic Party's primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

2016 Delaware Democratic presidential primary

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Candidate Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders
Home state New York Vermont
Delegate count 12 9
Popular vote 55,954[1] 36,662
Percentage 59.75% 39.15%

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Election results by county.
  Hillary Clinton

The Democratic Party's primaries in Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island were held the same day, as were Republican primaries in the same five states.

Opinion pollingEdit

Poll source Date 1st 2nd Other
Official Primary results April 26, 2016 Hillary Clinton
59.8%
Bernie Sanders
39.2%
Other
1.1%
Gravis Marketing

Margin of error: ± 3.1%
Sample size: 1,026

April 17–18, 2016 Hillary Clinton
45%
Bernie Sanders
38%
Others / Undecided
17%

ResultsEdit


e • d 2016 Democratic Party's presidential nominating process in Delaware
– Summary of results –
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 55,954 59.75% 12 11 23
Bernie Sanders 36,662 39.15% 9 0 9
Roque De La Fuente 1,024 1.09%
Uncommitted N/A 0 0 0
Total 93,640 100% 21 11 32
Source: The Green Papers, Delaware Department of Elections - Official Primary Results

Results by countyEdit

County[2] Clinton % Sanders %
Kent 7,338 58.8% 4,980 39.9%
New Castle 38,580 59.5% 25,738 39.7%
Sussex 10,032 61.4% 5,941 36.4%
Total 55,954 59.8% 36,662 39.2%

AnalysisEdit

With a coalition of African Americans and college-educated, affluent Caucasian progressive/liberal professionals, Delaware was a state Hillary Clinton was expected to win in the so-called "Acela Primaries" on April 26. Clinton swept all three counties in the state and the largest cities of Wilmington and Dover, winning the primary by 19 points. This marked a clear difference from 2008, when she had lost Delaware to Barack Obama.

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