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RESULTS: Yakima County Democratic Party caucus

Preliminary results have Bernie Sanders with more than 75% of Yakima County delegates.

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. -- Yakima County Democratic Central Committee released preliminary results from Saturday's Democratic Party caucus. Nearly 3,000 people across Yakima County went to one of the 18 sites to participate. Preliminary results have Bernie Sanders with more than 75% of Yakima County delegates -- similar to the numbers released for caucus sites throughout Washington state.

Yakima County Results:

  • Hillary Clinton, 123 delegates; 77 alternate delegates
  • Bernie Sanders, 393 delegates; 257 alternate delegates
  • Uncommitted, 3 delegates; 2 alternate delegates

"We had a lot of energy, a lot of youth, a lot of diversity," said Susan Palmer, Yakima County Democratic Central Committee Chair, about the Saturday caucuses in Yakima. "A little chaotic, but people were just in good spirits."

Next, legislative district chairs will host a legislative caucus on April 17 at 1 p.m. Once the locations are selected, the delegates and alternate delegates selected need to attend the meeting.

The caucus results coming just two days after Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders visited Yakima for a rally at the Yakima Valley Sundome. To watch highlights from his speech, click here. To watch the lines and crowds leading up to the event, click here.


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