Primary 2016: Clinton beats out Bernie Sanders in New Mexico


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The results are in as hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans cast their ballots in the primary election.

A little less than 34 percent of New Mexicans cast their ballots on Tuesday, and close to 33 percent in Bernalillo.

On the republican side, Donald Trump took a little more than 70 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz received the second most votes with about 13 percent despite the fact that he and the other four candidates on the ballot had already dropped out.

On the democratic side, Hillary Clinton beat out Bernie Sanders by 4 percent. However, Sanders did take several counties in New Mexico, including Bernalillo, Catron, Torrance and Lincoln.

Also in Bernalillo, the number the numbers are in for several big races. For the district attorney’s office, former prosecutor and trial attorney Raul Torrez won by a wide margin over former Albuquerque Police Lieutenant Edmund Perea.

Democrat Nancy Marie Bearce will face off against Republican Kim Hillard in the general election after winning out over Ortiz, Sanchez and Padilla, all of whom have experience in the office.

Also in Bernalillo, Democrat Linda Stover, beat out her opponent Roman Montoya for County Clerk. She’ll run against Republican candidate Maryellen Ortega-Saenz in the general election.

As of Wednesday morning, Hillary Clinton declares victory as she takes California for the win cementing her grip on the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination.

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