2016 California Democratic primary

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Primary results by county.      Hillary Clinton      Bernie Sanders

The 2016 California Democratic primary was held on June 7 in the U.S. state of California. The primary was nonpartisan, meaning the candidates were not divided based on their political party. Hillary Clinton won the primary with 53.07% of the popular vote.

Other primaries/caucuses occurred on the same day. Those states included Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North and South Dakota.

Polls[change | change source]

In 2015, Hillary Clinton dominated the polls. It slowly become a close call between Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The most recent poll before the primary, which was conducted by Fox News from April 18-21, 2016, said that Clinton had 48% of the vote compared to 46% for Sanders. The sample size was 623 people with a 4% margin of error.[1][2]

Results[change | change source]

California Democratic primary, June 7, 2016
Candidate Popular vote Estimated delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Hillary Clinton 2,745,302 53.07% 254 66 320
Bernie Sanders 2,381,722 46.04% 221 0 221
Willie Wilson 12,014 0.23%
Michael Steinberg 10,880 0.21%
Rocky De La Fuente 8,453 0.16%
Henry Hewes 7,743 0.15%
Keith Russell Judd 7,201 0.14%
write-in 23 0.00%
Uncommitted N/A 10 10
Total 5,173,338 100% 475 76 551
Source: The Green Papers

By county[change | change source]

Yellow is a victory for Clinton, while green is a victory for Sanders.

County [3] Clinton Votes Sanders Votes
Alameda 51.5% 164,889 48.0% 153,955
Alpine 44.8% 113 54.4% 137
Amador 50.4% 2,516 47.8% 2,386
Butte 37.0% 11,766 62.0% 19,739
Calaveras 49.5% 2,971 48.5% 2,914
Colusa 49.3% 835 47.8% 809
Contra Costa 56.7% 103,333 42.7% 77,862
Del Norte 40.4% 1,119 57.6% 1,598
El Dorado 49.1% 12,492 49.6% 12,620
Fresno 56.0% 45,436 42.7% 34,663
Glenn 46.8% 911 51.5% 1,003
Humboldt 28.7% 8,135 70.4% 19,928
Imperial 65.0% 9,843 33.7% 5,111
Inyo 42.5% 1,001 55.7% 1,313
Kern 54.1% 28,806 43.9% 23,374
Kings 57.8% 4,150 39.9% 2,869
Lake 42.7% 3,988 55.7% 5,195
Lassen 42.6% 812 53.7% 1,023
Los Angeles 54.4% 780,013 44.6% 639,886
Madera 53.1% 5,808 44.4% 4,852
Marin 56.4% 43,283 43.3% 33,214
Mariposa 44.1% 1,102 54.2% 1,355
Mendocino 32.8% 6,048 66.5% 12,259
Merced 53.0% 10,839 45.3% 9,273
Modoc 42.3% 281 52.5% 349
Mono 43.3% 799 56.2% 1,038
Monterey 52.8% 29,730 46.3% 26,073
Napa 53.4% 13,583 45.9% 11,682
Nevada 36.9% 8,175 62.4% 13,827
Orange 51.9% 171,593 47.3% 156,235
Placer 54.1% 25,249 44.8% 20,916
Plumas 44.1% 1,211 53.7% 1,475
Riverside 56.1% 112,526 42.8% 85,918
Sacramento 54.6% 109,898 44.4% 89,428
San Benito 54.3% 4,112 44.6% 3,380
San Bernardino 54.6% 96,076 44.2% 77,706
San Diego 51.6% 215,655 47.7% 199,716
San Francisco 53.6% 116,359 45.9% 99,594
San Joaquin 56.5% 38,212 42.2% 28,523
San Luis Obispo 46.7% 21,637 52.6% 24,379
San Mateo 58.7% 79,756 40.8% 55,367
Santa Barbara 46.9% 31,927 52.4% 35,717
Santa Clara 57.5% 159,480 41.9% 116,193
Santa Cruz 40.5% 29,520 59.0% 42,940
Shasta 45.4% 7,809 52.4% 9,026
Sierra 42.5% 224 56.4% 297
Siskiyou 38.0% 2,466 60.0% 3,894
Solano 55.3% 34,231 43.8% 27,122
Sonoma 47.3% 55,595 52.0% 61,167
Stanislaus 51.2% 24,359 47.1% 22,384
Sutter 52.7% 4,023 45.4% 3,463
Tehama 45.9% 2,372 51.4% 2,655
Trinity 35.1% 672 63.3% 1,211
Tulare 54.4% 13,472 43.7% 10,834
Tuolumne 48.2% 3,433 50.5% 3,592
Ventura 51.2% 60,615 47.9% 56,751
Yolo 48.2% 17,655 51.3% 18,761
Yuba 45.1% 2,388 52.4% 2,771
Total 53.1% 2,745,302 46.0% 2,381,722

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fox News Poll: California Presidential Primaries". Fox News. April 22, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
  2. "Bernie Sanders catching up to Hillary in California: poll". New York Post. April 24, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  3. http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2016-primary/26-presidential-formatted.pdf