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California Democratic Presidential Primary Election Results by County, 2016
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.


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, says that Clinton has 48% of the vote compared to 46% for Sanders. The sample size was 623 people with a 4% margin of error.


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
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