Trump, Biden win primary elections in Greene County

President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden carried the most votes among the candidates in their respective parties during Presidential Primary Election in Greene County on Tuesday, March 10.
Donald Trump received 15,545 votes of the 16,076 votes cast in the Republican Primary Election, followed by 225 uncommitted votes and 135 votes for Billy Weld.
Biden received 15,490 of the 30,002 votes cast in the Democratic Primary Election, followed by Bernie Sanders, who received 13,288. Among the other Democratic candidates, Elizabeth Warren received 326 votes, Michael Bloomberg received 267 and Tulsi Gabbard received 201.
A total of 46,333 votes were cast in the election, representing about 28-percent of the county’s registered voters.
Statewide, Trump carried 299,458 votes of the 309,211 votes cast in the Republican primary, followed by 4,182 uncommitted votes and 2,147 votes for Billy Weld. Biden received 396,826 votes of the 660,083 votes cast in the Democratic primary, followed by 228,244 votes for Bernie Sanders, 9,754 votes for Bloomberg, 8,066 votes for Elizabeth Warren and 4,838 votes for Tulsi Gabbard.
Nationwide, Trump is the uncontested leader in the Republic primary elections; he currently holds 1,141 delegates; the only other candidate to have a delegate is Weld, who has only one. The Republican candidate for President must secure 1,276 delegates to secure the party’s nomination.
In the Democratic party, Biden is currently leading with 894 delegates, followed by Sanders with 743. A total of 1,991 delegates are required to win the Democratic party’s nomination.
There was a total of five candidates on the Republican ballot, however, only Trump and Weld remain in that election. Democratic voters had a total of 22 candidates to choose from, however, Biden, Sanders and Gabbard are the only candidates still running for their party’s nomination.


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