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It's Clinton and Trump in Mason County

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton were the winners in the presidential primary Tuesday both in Mason County and Washington state.

In the first ballot count released by the Mason County Auditor's Office at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Trump had 4,629 votes, almost 78.6 percent of the votes among Republicans. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz placed second with 550 votes, followed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 419 votes and retired surgeon Ben Carson with 194 votes.

Cruz, Kasich and Carson have all dropped out of the race.

On the Democratic side, Clinton had garnered 3.197 votes for almost 52 percent, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had 2,977 votes for almost 48.1 percent.

On Tuesday evening, Mason County Auditor Karen Hen-said her office was expecting about 1,100 to 1,200 more ballots to count.

Statewide, early returns showed Clinton with about 54 percent of the vote among Democrats, and Trump with 76 percent among Republicans.

The Washington election will have little impact. Trump is already the lone candidate for the Republicans, and the Democrats are seemingly ignoring the outcome. The Democrats are allocating delegates to candidates based on the March precinct caucuses, with Sanders receiving 74 of the state's 101 delegates to the Democratic convention; Clinton will receive 27.

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Original Publication Date: May 26, 2016

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