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Hillary Vs. Bernie: How Did The Two Compare Election Day On The Central And South Coasts?


The Hillary versus Bernie battle in California was the big national story coming out of the June 7th primaries around the country.

While the latest statewide numbers have the former First Lady beating the Senator from Vermont by a 56%, to 43% margin, how did they do in our region?

Vote by mail, and provisional ballots are still being counted, but the numbers in the Democratic Presidential race were much closer on the Central and South Coasts than they were statewide. In Ventura County, Hillary Clinton received 53% of the vote, while Bernie Sanders is at 45%. In Santa Barbara County, the numbers are even tighter, with Clinton at 50% of the Democratic vote, and Sanders at 49%.

With Donald Trump running unopposed, as the Republican presumptive nominee, he clocked in with 72% of the party’s vote in both Ventura, and Santa Barbara Counties. Again, with a number of vote by mail and provisional ballots yet to be counted, the final numbers could fluctuate slightly.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.