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Few surprises in presidential primary: Biden, Trump win Clark County and Washington

The Columbian
Published: March 12, 2024, 8:55pm

No surprise: President Joe Biden won the Democratic Party primary in both Clark County and Washington, while former President Donald Trump won among Republicans.

In Clark County, 85,903 voters cast ballots in the presidential primary for a 25.7 percent turnout, according to Clark County Elections’ tabulation at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Among Clark County voters, 39,375 cast ballots as Democrats, with 88.36 percent for Biden, 3.72 percent for Dean Phillips, 2.86 percent for Marianne Williamson and 5.05 percent uncommitted. All of Biden’s challengers except Williamson had already dropped out of the race.

In Clark County’s Republican primary, 45,818 cast ballots, with 75.36 percent voting for Trump. Although his opponents had already dropped out, Nikki Haley received 20.43 percent, with 2.33 percent for Ron DeSantis, 1 percent for Chris Christie and 0.88 percent for Vivek Ramaswamy.

The elections office said on its website there are 29,000 ballots left to count; updated election tallies will be released at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

For more updates, visit clark.wa.gov/elections or the Washington Secretary of State website.

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