March 5, 2016 Contests in Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska

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March 5 Reps: KS, KY, LA, ME

126 Delegates (109 Pledged)
:  Sanders won two of the three contests, but Clinton secured a few more delegates on the day (57 to 52) by virtue of her big win in Lousiana. (+)


Official Results (Statewide Total) - Kansas Democratic Party  |   Caucus Information

Organization:  CLINTON  |  SANDERS 

Bernie Sanders hea a "Future to Believe In" rally at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lawrence on the evening of March 3.  Former Gov. John Carlin led Hillary Clinton's effort in the state.  Chelsea Clinton spoke at an organizing event at the campaign's office in Overland Party on February 17.

Caucuses took place in each Senate District, with a few exceptions where "local unit conventions" were held.

Bernie 2016
March 5, 2016
Contact: Michael Briggs

Sanders Wins Kansas

WARREN, Mich. – Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Saturday after the Kansas Democratic Party announced he won the state's caucuses, which saw a larger turnout this year than in 2008:

“I thank the people of Kansas for their strong support.

“People used to ask, ‘What’s the matter with Kansas?’ It turns out that there’s nothing the matter with Kansas when you give people a clear choice and involve them in the democratic process.

“We have now won double-digit victories from New England to the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains to the Midwest. Democrats in Kansas today added to a column of double-digit victories in Minnesota, Colorado, Oklahoma, New Hampshire and Vermont. We also came from behind and ended up in virtual ties in Iowa and Massachusetts. We have the momentum. We have a path toward victory. Our campaign is just getting started and we are going all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia."

37 Delegates and 3 Alternates:
22 District-level Delegates
7 At-large Delegates
4 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
4 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials

Secretary Clinton – 10 Delegates

1st Congressional District: 1,833 votes, 1 Delegate
2nd Congressional District: 3,225 votes, 2 Delegates
3rd Congressional District: 4,689 votes, 2 Delegates
4th Congressional District: 2,846 votes, 2 Delegates
Total: 12,593 votes, 2 At-Large Delegates, 1 PLEO Delegate

Senator Sanders – 23 Delegates

1st Congressional District: 4,074 votes, 3 Delegates
2nd Congressional District: 8,117 votes, 5 Delegates
3rd Congressional District: 7,671 votes, 4 Delegates
4th Congressional District: 6,567 votes, 3 Delegates
Total: 26,429 votes, 5 At-Large Delegates, 3 PLEO Delegates

Pledged delegate allocation:  Sanders 23, Clinton 10.

Congressional District Conventions (second-tier caucuses:  April 2, 2016.
State Convention:  April 30, 3016 at the American Legion Post in Topeka.



Official Results - 3,934 of 3,934 precincts reporting - Louisiana Secretary of State 
Steve Burke 4,785 (1.53%), Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente 1,341 (0.43%), Henry Hewes 806 (0.26%), Keith Judd, 1,357 (0.44%),
Martin O'Malley 2,550 (0.82%), Michael Steinberg 993 (0.32%), Willie Wilson 1,423 (0.46%), John Wolfe 4,512 (1.45%)

Organization:  CLINTON  |  SANDERS

In running up a nearly 50-point margin, Clinton carried every parish except two (sparsely populated Cameron and Lasalle).  She did best in the 2nd CD (Rep. Cedric Richmond-D) where she obtained 80.8% of the vote, and was also very strong in the 5th CD (Rep. Ralph Abraham-R) gaining 79.5% and the 6th CD (Rep. Garret Graves-R) obtaining 78.3%. 

Sanders did best in the 1st CD (Rep. Steve Scalise-R), obtaining 38.6%, and he gained 31.9% of the vote in the 3rd CD (Rep. Charles Boustany-R).


Louisiana Democratic Party

Louisiana Democratic Party Congratulates Hillary Clinton

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Democratic Party tonight released a statement congratulating Hillary Clinton on her victory in the Louisiana presidential preference primary. Both the Clinton campaign and the supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders ran robust, enthusiastic operations in the state and worked hard to turn out Democratic voters.

“Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, to her supporters across the state, and to her entire campaign operation,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, chairwoman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. “Both of our major Democratic candidates ran vital, engaging campaigns in Louisiana. The race goes on, but the people of Louisiana have made their voices heard. We look forward to coming together this fall, and to standing united behind our nominee.”

The state party will award delegates to both candidates, in proportion to voting totals in each congressional district. Delegate allocation totals will be formally announced in a forthcoming statement from the party, contingent upon the Secretary of State’s final certification of the results.

59 Delegates and 4 Alternates:
33 District-level Delegates
11 At-large Delegates
7 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
8 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials

Pledged delegate allocation:  Clinton 37, Sanders 14.

District-level delegates and alternates shall be elected by a Vote By Mail Program and a post-primary Congressional District Caucus ending on April 30, 2016.  FAQ

At-Large and PLEO candidates will be elected at a Democratic State Central Committee meeting on May 28th, 2016 in Baton Rouge.



99.35% reporting  Nebraska Democratic Party  |  Caucus Rules [PDF]  FAQs

Organization:  CLINTON  |  SANDERS       

Bernie Sanders held a rally at Lied Performing Arts Center in Lincoln on March 3. 

On the Clinton side, there were a number of visits.  Hillary Clinton visited Omaha on Dec. 16, 2015, doing a private fundraiser with Warren Buffett and then a public appearance with him at Sokol Auditorium.  Former President Bill Clinton spoke on behalf of his wife on March 4 at The Waiting Room nightclub in Omaha and at Lincoln Station Great Hall in Lincoln.  Chelsea Clinton also made a couple of trips on behalf of her mother, speaking on February 17 in Omaha and on February 29-March 1 in Lincoln and Omaha.  The Clinton campaign announced more than 50 endorsements, including Warren Buffett, Congressman Bruce Ashford, and Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler.

Charlene Ligon, chair of Sarpy County Democrats, served as caucus chair for the NDP, in charge of organizing the caucuses.  In addition to caucusing in-person, Democrats could participate by Absentee Preference Card, to be returned by March 1.

Bernie 2016
March 5, 2016
Contact: Michael Briggs

Sanders Wins Nebraska

DETROIT – Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on Saturday after networks projected that he won the Nebraska caucuses:

“I thank the people of Nebraska for their strong support. The win in Nebraska coupled with a double-digit victory in Kansas tonight will put us on a path toward victory. We’ve got the momentum, the energy and the excitement that will take us all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

“I feel good about our campaign because the voters are sending a clear message. No matter what the pundits say, it is the voters who will decide this election.”



30 Delegates and 2 Alternates:
17 District-level Delegates
5 At-large Delegates
3 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
5 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials

Pledged delegate allocation:  Sanders 15, Clinton 10.

County Conventions:  May 19-29, 2016.
State Convention:  June 17-19, 2016 in Kearney.