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Clinton Wins Santa Monica’s Presidential Primary
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By Jonathan Friedman
Associate Editor

June 10, 2016 -- As she did statewide, Hillary Clinton easily won the Democratic presidential primary election in Santa Monica on Tuesday, according to preliminary results released by the Los Angeles County Registrar.

The former secretary of state, senator and first lady received 55.7 percent of the vote to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ 41.9 percent. There were also a handful of votes for some other candidates.

Clinton’s Santa Monica showing was slightly better than she did statewide, where she received 55.9 percent support. Sanders earned 43.2 percent of the vote in California.

Republican Donald Trump, who has no opponents still actively running in the campaign for the party's nomination, managed to get 66.2 percent support in Santa Monica.

Other votes went to John Kasich (19.9 percent), Ted Cruz (9.7 percent), Ben Carson (2.5 percent) and Jim Gillmore (1.7 percent).

Trump received 75.3 percent of the vote in California. John Kasich placed second with 11.3 percent support, followed by Ted Cruz with 9.2 percent of the vote.

Voter turnout in Santa Monica was 33.75 percent, with 22,029 of the 65,277 registered voters going to polls or submitting absentee ballots.

The party breakdown of voters was 15,282 Democrats, 2,525 Republicans, 3,943 “no party preference,” 141 American Independents, 68 Greens, 49 Libertarians and 11 Peace & Freedom.

The voter turnout was up from 14.07 percent in February 2008, the last time a competitive Democratic presidential primary election took place in Santa Monica.

Clinton also won the 2008 primary both statewide and in Santa Monica. She received 46.3 percent of the vote that year in Santa Monica, while Barack Obama earned 39.9 percent support.

The Tuesday election for California’s next representative in the U.S. Senate was not a close call in Santa Monica or statewide.

State Attorney General Kamala Harris led the 34-candidate field with 40.3 percent of the statewide support and 65.1 percent of the vote in Santa Monica. Placing second was U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez (18.5 percent statewide, 12.68 percent in Santa Monica).

The two Democrats will meet one-on-one in the November election.

The top Republican in the election was Duf Sundheim, who received 8 percent support statewide and 3 percent of the vote in Santa Monica.

State Assemblyman Richard Bloom and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu won their primary elections in landslides both in their respective districts and in Santa Monica.

They will have rematches with their Republican opponents in November.

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