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April 26, 2016 CT, DE, MD, PA and RI
Delegates (384 Pledged)
Summary: This was a big day on the calendar for Democrats and Republicans alike. Clinton's win in the New York primary the week before had taken the much of the wind out of the Sanders campaign's sails, but both camps vigorously contested all five states. Clinton won Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania, while Sanders managed a win in Rhode Island, which has an open primary. More and more the campaign is starting to look toward the general election. Reactions
Connecticut - Delaware - Maryland - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island
CONNECTICUT PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY (55 pledged delegates)
Turnout 43.1%: 762,085 on the active Democratic enrollment list, 328,624 checked as having voted.
Clinton had endorsements of Gov. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Wyman and U.S. Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy. Her campaign ran a TV ad featuring the daughter of the principal who was killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook School in Dec. 2012.
Of the four states he lost
on the night, Sanders did best in Connecticut. Clinton carried
CDs 1, 3 and 4, while Sanders carried CDs 2 and 5. Clinton did
best in CD 4, the Southwestern tip of the state closest to New York
City; Sanders did best in CD 2, which covers the Eastern 40-percent of
71 Delegates and 5 Alternates:
36 District-level Delegates
12 At-large Delegates
7 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
16 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
allocation: Clinton 28, Sanders 27.
in each CD on May
31, 2016 (+).
DELAWARE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY (21 pledged delegates)
Clinton had endorsements of Gov. Markell, both U.S. Sens. Carper and Coons and U.S. Rep. Carney.
31 Delegates and 2 Alternates:
14 District-level Delegates
5 At-large Delegates
2 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
10 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
allocation: Clinton 12, Sanders 9.
MARYLAND PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY (95 pledged delegates)
Voting: April 14-21, 2016 (+). [PDF]
Clinton had endorsements of both U.S. Senators and all seven Democratic U.S. House members. Several other races on the ballot attracted intense interest among Democratic activists: the U.S. Senate primary between U.S. Reps. Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen drew national attention, the campaigns to succeed them in the 4th and 8th CDs were tightly contested, and there was a crowded race for Mayor of Baltimore.
Maryland's former Gov. Martin
O'Malley also sought the Democratic nomination but his bid never gained
traction and he ended his campaign months earlier on the
night of the Iowa caucuses.
Of the five states holding
primaries today, Sanders fared worst in Maryland. He carried
three rural counties: Garrett, Alleghany and Carroll. 20.77% of votes cast (190,403) in
the Democratic primary were early votes.
118 Delegates and 8 Alternates:
64 District-level Delegates
21 At-large Delegates
10 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
23 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
Maryland Democratic Party State Central Committee meeting on May 21, 2016 selected pledged PLEO and at-large delegates.
PENNSYLVANIA PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY (189 pledged delegates)
Pennsylvania was the big prize on the day. Hillary Clinton could claim some Pennsylvania roots as her father was born in Scranton and the family summered at a cabin he had built overlooking Lake Winola. In the April 22, 2008 primary Clinton finished ahead of Obama by 1,275,039 (54.57%) to 1,061,441 (45.43%) with 2,336,480 total votes cast. The Pennsylvania Secretary of State reported that 2016 turnout was not quite at the level of 2008 (+).
Clinton carried 37
counties to 30 for Sanders. Her best showing was in Philadelphia
County, where she obtained 218,959 votes (62.6%) to 129,353 (36.98%)
for Sanders, a plurality of 89,606 votes over Sanders
210 Delegates and 16 Alternates:
127 District-level Delegates
42 At-large Delegates
20 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
21 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
allocation: Clinton 106, Sanders 83.
RHODE ISLAND PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY (24 pledged delegates)
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This is a solidly Democratic state, but about half of voters are registered as unaffiliated. [According to the Board of Elections, registered voters are Dem 294,086 - Rep. 78,064 - Mod. 2,619 - Un. 378,538 - Total 753,307].
Clinton secured the endorsements of Gov. Raimondo, both U.S. Senators and both U.S. Representatives.
had a candidate in the race early on, former Gov. Lincoln
Chafee, but he ended his campaign about six months before the primary
33 Delegates and 2 Alternates:
15 District-level Delegates
6 At-large Delegates
3 Pledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
9 Unpledged Party Leaders and Elected Officials
allocation: Sanders 13, Clinton 11.