Trump, Clinton top in Georgia and Walton County

When the dust had settled on Super Tuesday, Georgia – and Walton County – had increased the lead in delegate count for Donald Trump in the Republican Primary and Hillary Clinton in the Democratic one.

In the Republican Primary, Trump got 40 delegates with 38.8 percent of the vote, Ted Cruz got 18 with 23.6 percent of the vote and Marco Rubio got 14 with 24.4 percent of the vote, according to The New York Times. Ben Carson with 6.2 percent and John Kasich with 5.6 percent received no delegates. In the Democratic Primary, Hillary Clinton earned 70 delegates with 71.3 percent of the vote and Bernie Sanders earned 28 with 28.2 percent. After Super Tuesday, in the Republican Primary Trump has 316 delegates, Cruz has 226, Rubio has 106, Kasich has 25 and Carson has eight. A candidate needs 1,237 to win. In the Democratic Primary, Clinton has 1034 and Sanders has 408. The Democratic candidate needs 408 to win.

With 49,04 percent (22,372) of the 45,624 registered voters in Walton County casting a ballot by the end of the Primary Election on March 1, voters gave 41.55 percent of their vote to Trump, 30.9 percent to Cruz and 18.07 percent to Rubio. Carson managed to get just 5.49 percent of the vote and Kasich, who made stop in Walton County last year, only got 2.83 percent of the vote. The Democrats gave Hillary Clinton a resounding win in Walton County with 69.95 percent of the vote. Sanders received 29.35 percent of the vote.

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Sharon Swanepoel is the Publisher and Editor of Your Local News, which includes Loganville Local News, Monroe Local News and Walton Living Magazine.
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