Barack Obama won big in the Virgin Islands Saturday, clinching six delegate seats for three votes at the Democratic National Convention late this summer. Turnout was very heavy Saturday morning at Gertrude's Restaurant on St. Croix for the Virgin Islands Democratic Party presidential caucus.
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The AP reports :. Democrats overlooked the snowy weather and turned out in heavy numbers for the caucuses. Democrats in Maine towns and cities were deciding how the state's 24 delegates will be allotted at the party's national convention in August.
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Hillary Clinton scored a sweeping win in the US Virgin Islands on Saturday, picking up all seven pledged delegates at stake as she inched tantalizingly close to the Democratic nomination. She is now just 60 delegates short of the 2, needed to advance to the November general election. The party said Clinton won
The results were announced on Friday. Mr Barrow also took the aoth of office the same day. The Dean Barrow cabinet will be unveiled today ahead of the swearing-in tomorrow.
He was echoing an attitude a lot of people have had about this particular caucus— Who cares? Sure, the seven delegates at stake on Saturday pale in comparison to the up for grabs in the upcoming California primary. But the Virgin Island Caucuses should matter to everyone, because they're pretty much the only time those residents get to have their voices heard in politics.
The US Virgin Islands Republican caucus would hardly register on the national radar in a normal year. And that fight has come to this US territory. The chaos there says a lot about what could unfold in Cleveland in July, when the Republicans convene to select their presidential nominee.
With only seven delegates up for grabs between Clinton and rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progress was modest. But the contest Saturday and another Sunday in Puerto Rico will push Clinton closer to clinching the Democratic nomination. Sixty delegates were at stake Sunday as Puerto Rico Democrats held their primary.