Increased turnout for Presidential Primary in Berrien County

Polling centers were busy across Berrien County during Tuesday’s Presidential Primary Election.

More than 28 percent of the county’s registered voters cast a ballot, a huge increase over the 16.5 percent that turned out for the 2012 Presidential Primary.

Donald Trump was the winner on the Republican ticket statewide with 36.5 percent of the vote. Ted Cruz finished second with 24.9 percent of the vote and John Kasich third with 24.3 percent.

On the Democratic ticket, Bernie Sanders narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton with 49.8 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 48.3 percent.

Cities and townships also saw a large turnout for the race, including a 27 percent turnout in Niles Township, 25 percent turnout in Buchanan and a 21.6 percent turnout in the City of Niles.

Below are unofficial results from Election Magic:

 

BERRIEN COUNTY

Republican

Trump: 7,817

Cruz: 6,603

Kasich: 4,219

 

Democrat

Clinton: 6,646

Sanders: 5,952

 

CITY OF NILES

9,070 registered voters

1,961 voted (21.6 percent turnout)

 

Republican

Cruz: 420

Trump: 369

Kasich: 127

 

Democrat

Sanders: 466

Clinton: 400

 

NILES TOWNSHIP

10,687 registered voters

2,952 voted (27.6 percent)

 

Republican

Cruz: 707

Trump: 681

Kasich: 251

 

Democrat

Clinton: 519

Sanders: 474

 

BUCHANAN

3,308 registered voters

833 voted (25 percent)

 

Republican

Cruz: 182

Trump: 176

Kasich: 67

 

Democrat

Sanders: 169

Clinton: 159

 

BERTRAND TOWNSHIP

2,161 registered voters

693 voted (32 percent)

 

Republican

Cruz: 211

Trump: 177

Kasich: 80

 

Democrat

Sanders: 89

Clinton: 78

 

BUCHANAN TOWNSHIP

2,562 registered voters

839 voted (32.7 percent)

 

Republican

Cruz: 236

Trump: 212

Kasich: 80

Democrat

Sanders: 123

Clinton: 112

 

MILTON TOWNSHIP

2,513 registered voters

814 voted (32 percent)

 

Republican

Trump: 239

Cruz: 238

Kasich: 79

 

Democrat

Clinton: 100

Sanders: 84

 

HOWARD TOWNSHIP

5,018 registered voters

1,333 voted (26.5 percent)

 

Republican

Trump: 377

Cruz: 346

Kasich: 131

 

Democrat

Sanders: 197

Clinton: 190

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