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Voters gathered in Canton Galva Middle School for the caucus on March 5th.

Voters gathered in Canton Galva Middle School for the caucus on March 5th.

Becky King

Becky King

Voters gathered in Canton Galva Middle School for the caucus on March 5th.

Julia Eilert, Writer

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Caucus and Primary results were released on March 8th, helping to narrow candidates down for the presidential race. The Republican party is currently being led by Donald Trump who had 384 delegates supporting him. Ted Cruz is following behind him with 300 delegates. Hillary Clinton is on top in the Democratic Party. She has 1,134 delegates backing her, while Bernie Sanders, second, had 499 delegates in the Primaries.

  State Caucuses are similar to primaries which determine which runners from each party will make it on the ballot. They’re run by the political party, and they have a set place, date, and time in each Senate District.

 For McPherson’s Senate District, the caucus was held on March 5th, at the Canton Galva Middle School. Registered voters gathered in the school to hash out who was going to win their state’s support.

  Throughout Kansas, 47 caucuses occurred, one for each Senate District. While Kansas’ caucuses are closed to those not registered with a party, plenty of states held open caucuses which allowed unaffiliated voters to share their vote. There was an option for Democrats to declare their party on the day of the caucus, but Republicans had to be declared beforehand.

    In Kansas, Ted Cruz garnered the most support throughout the primaries for the Republican Party, with 48.2 percent of the votes. Donald Trump was left following him in second place, with 23.3 percent.

  On the Democratic side, Bernie Sanders came first with 67.7 percent. Attaining 32.3 percent of the votes, Hillary Clinton was second in the Kansas caucuses.

  Six Democratic runners started campaigning, but four have dropped out after the Primaries, including Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb. Out of the 17 competitors in the Republic Party, 13 have dropped out, leaving John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, and Ted Cruz still in the race. There are multiple states still waiting to vote on primaries, but all voting dates will be over by September 14th.

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