2016 Alaska Democratic caucuses
Results by state house district
On the same day, Democratic caucuses were held in Hawaii and in the state of Washington. The Republican Party did not hold any primaries that day; their own Alaska caucuses took place on March 1, 2016.
|Caucus results||March 29, 2016||Bernie Sanders
|Alaska Dispatch News/Ivan Moore Research
Margin of error: ± ~3.8%
|Published January 23, 2016||Bernie Sanders
|Martin O'Malley 6% |
|Candidate||Popular vote||District delegates||Estimated delegates|
|Rocky De La Fuente||1||0.0%|
|Martin O'Malley (withdrawn)||0||0.0%|
|Source: The Green Papers|
Alaska gave Sanders his largest win outside of his home state of Vermont. He won 80% of the vote and 82% of the state convention delegates, and carried every borough and census area in the state by landslide margins. He swept Democratic strongholds - including sparsely populated areas in the Bush - as well as GOP strongholds such as Fairbanks and surrounding Interior Alaska, Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, and Juneau in the Southeast.
A Sanders win in Alaska was expected, since he generally performed well in caucus states, in majority white electorates, and in the Pacific Northwest. Also, Clinton had lost the state eight years before to Barack Obama, and she did not campaign personally in the state (Sanders did not either, but he sent his wife Jane to campaign for him in Anchorage).
At a rally in Wisconsin on March 26, Sanders told supporters “We knew from day one that politically we were going to have a hard time in the Deep South, but we knew things were going to improve when we headed west.”
- "ADN poll: Alaskans like Trump, Sanders for president". 23 January 2016.
- "Alaska Caucus Election Results". Retrieved 2016-08-07.
- "Jane Sanders holding Anchorage rally Thursday evening for husband Bernie". Alaska Dispatch News. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
- Chozick, Amy (2016-03-26). "Bernie Sanders Seizes 3 States, Sweeping Democratic Contests". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
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