2016 North Dakota Democratic presidential caucuses

The 2016 North Dakota Democratic presidential caucuses were held on June 7 in the U.S. state of North Dakota as one of the Democratic Party's primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

2016 North Dakota Democratic presidential caucuses

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Candidate Bernie Sanders Hillary Clinton
Home state Vermont New York
Delegate count 13[1] 5
Popular vote 253 101
Percentage 64.21% 25.63%

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Election results by state legislative district
  Hillary Clinton
  Bernie Sanders

The Republican Party did not hold a caucus; Republican presidential delegates were chosen at a party convention on April 2–3.[2][3] However, Democratic Party's primaries in California, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota were held the same day, as were Republican primaries in the same five states.

Opinion pollingEdit

No polls were conducted.


North Dakota Democratic caucuses, June 7, 2016
Candidate District delegates State delegates
Count Percentage Pledged Unpledged Total
Bernie Sanders 253 64.21% 13 1 14
Hillary Clinton 101 25.63% 5 1 6
Uncommitted 40 10.15% 0 0 0
Total 394 100% 18 5 23
Source: The Green Papers


As he had in other caucus states and among other largely white, rural electorates in the farm belt, Sanders won a large victory over Hillary Clinton in North Dakota. Sanders won in the cities of Fargo, Bismarck, and Grand Forks where he had campaigned heavily, and he also swept most other rural, conservative counties in the state. The caucus did not require participants to register before voting due to the state's small population.[4]

Analyst for the New York Times Nate Cohn summarized the results: "A Sanders win in North Dakota isn’t much of a surprise. It’s a caucus state and it’s a small state, worth just 18 delegates. He’s won every caucus since Nevada."[5]


  1. ^ "North Dakota Democratic Party - Official Delegates Allocation". Archived from the original on 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-06-21.
  2. ^ http://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-does-the-north-dakota-republican-convention-work/
  3. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_election_in_North_Dakota,_2016
  4. ^ Reporter, Jessica Schulberg Foreign Affairs; Post, The Huffington (2016-06-07). "Bernie Sanders Wins North Dakota Caucus". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  5. ^ The New York Times (2016-06-07). "California and New Jersey: Highlights and Analysis". The New York Times - The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-10-10.