By Lisa Cyriacks
Bernie Sanders defeated former Secretary of State and U. S. Senator Hillary Clinton in Colorado’s Democratic presidential caucuses.
In Saguache County, Precincts 1 (Saguache) 10 delgates, and Precinct 5 (Baca Grande) 15 delegates, selected 100 per cent of their delegates for Bernie. Hillary Clinton did not receive the minimum votes to receive any delegates in those precincts.
The remaining precincts reported as follows:
- Precinct 3 (Crestone and Casita Park) 3 delegates for Sanders and 1 for Clinton
- Precinct 4 (Moffat) 1 delegate for Sanders and 1 for Clinton
- Precinct 6 (Center) 5 delegates for Sanders and 4 for Clinton
- Precinct 7 (Center) 3 delegates for Sanders and 6 for Clinton
Senator Sanders also won his home state of Vermont, as well as Oklahoma and Minnesota on Super Tuesday.
Clinton recorded wins in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia on Super Tuesday.
Sanders won 38 pledged delegates in Colorado and Clinton won 28 delegates. As of March 7th, Clinton has 671 pledged delegates nationally to Sanders’ 498 pledged delegates.
On the Republican side, there was not an official winner in Colorado because the state GOP did not take a straw poll votes for president. The Republican National Committee now requires delegates in states with straw polls like Colorado’s to back the straw poll’s overall winner. But the Colorado GOP didn’t want its delegates to be bound to a candidate they didn’t support in case that candidate didn’t make it to the convention.