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Political Caucuses

The Lincoln County republican and democratic caucuses took place on March 5th and 6th, respectively.  A little over 700 people attended the March 5th Republican Caucus at Wiscasset Middle High School.  U.S. Senator Ted Cruz received 325 of 746 votes and won with 43.5% of votes. New York billionaire Donald Trump received 270 votes or 36.1%. Ohio Governor John Kasich received 92 votes or 12.3% and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio received 50 votes or 6.7%.  In the state of Maine, Senator Cruz won the Maine caucus with 45.8% of votes. Trump received 32.6% of votes.  Kasich earned 12.2% of votes and Rubio received 6.6%.  On Sunday, March 6th, the democratic caucus was held around Lincoln County.  Almost 3,000 people came out to support their candidate and cast their vote in the primary election.  At the end of the day, Hillary Clinton ended with a total of 30 delegates.  Bernie Sanders ended with a total of 61 delegates from around Lincoln County.  Sanders also won the State of Maine caucus with a total of 64.9 percent of all votes.