Caucus results: Obama and McCain dominate county votes

  • Tue Jun 17th, 2008 4:46pm
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Democratic and Republican party faithful caucused on Saturday, Feb. 9.

The Democrats of San Juan County caucused with a record number of attendees, reported Jamie Stephens, the Democrats’ Jurisdiction Caucus Coordinator. “At the end of the day Back Obama swept the County,” said Stephens. The total attendance county-wide was over 1,700.

Obama won 113 delegates, Hillary Clinton 23. Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who has dropped out of the race, received four delegates.

Breakdown by Island:


Hillary Clinton 7 delegates

Barack Obama 35 delegates

Dennis Kucinich 3 delegates


Hillary Clinton 4 delegates

Barack Obama 19 delegates

Dennis Kucinich 1 delegate


Hillary Clinton 1 delegate

Barack Obama 2 delegates


Barack Obama 2 delegates

At the Republican Party caucus meetings, locations on all three islands were filled “to the rafters” with attendees, reported Republican Party Chair Cindy Carter. “Many new faces showed up and were welcomed to participate. Results of the caucuses showed the diversity of the group and were reflected in the state results as well,” Carter said.

In San Juan County, McCain won at each caucus location to come away with 25 delegates.

The caucus results for the county were:

Mike Huckabee 10 delegates

John McCain 25 delegates

Ron Paul 10 delegates

Mitt Romney 15 delegates

There are seven uncommitted delegates who will go with the committed delegates to the Republican County Convention on March 29 in Friday Harbor this year.