Presidential Preference election puts Clinton, Trump on top
County voters made their voice known when the Presidential Preference polls closed at 8 p.m. March 22. According to Yavapai County Recorder's Office, Hillary Clinton scored 52.89 percent of Democrat votes and Donald Trump won 47.56 percent of Republican votes within the county.
For Republican voters, Ted Cruz trailed at 29.50 percent. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders earned 44.75 percent of Democrat votes. The Green Party cast 31 votes for Jill Stein, the first place finisher. Results are as of March 23 at 1:52 a.m. with 100 percent of precincts reporting, per the county's election results document.
The Arizona election was open to registered Democrats, Republicans and Green Party members only. Voter participation was 63.17 percent of eligible voters, with over half casting an early ballot prior to noon March 22, according to Leslie M. Hoffman, Yavapai County Recorde.
Early voting began Feb. 24 for mail-in ballots.
Hoffman stated as of Wednesday morning, "We still have approximately 2,132 early ballots to be processed. These are ballots that were either dropped off at the Vote Centers on Election Day or Drop Boxes throughout the county. We also have approximately 3,300 Provisional Ballots to be processed."
At stake were a total of 133 delegates; 75 Democratic and 58 Republican. The general election for president is to be held Tuesday, November 8.