On March 15 a total of 2,526 Gateway residents had their votes counted to help decide the Republican and Democrat nominees for President in the upcoming November elections.

Of those 2,526 votes 1,894 were on the Republican side while 632 people voted in the Democratic primary.

In the Republican primary, businessman Donald Trump was chosen by 855 Gateway residents, while 430 voted for Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and 402 voted for Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Ohio Governor John Kasich had 124 Gateway residents cast their vote for him.

There were votes for other candidates who had already dropped out of the race, such as former Florida Governor Jeb Bush receiving 47 votes by Gateway residents. Most of those votes were people who had mailed in their ballots prior to Bush dropping out, but interestingly 3 Gateway residents voted for Bush at the polls on election day.

Doctor Ben Carson, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and a few other candidates also had some votes cast in their favor, mostly by mail.

In the Democratic race, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got 399 votes from Gateway residents, compared to 220 for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley had dropped out of the race but still got 13 votes – once again, surprisingly, 6 Gateway residents cast their for him at the polls on March 15.

The general election will be held on November 8, 2016.

Editor of the Gateway Sun and owner of restaurant delivery service Florida Food Runner.

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