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The younger of my grown children and I attended the Democratic Party Caucus (my husband had to work). It was held at a nearby elementary school. It started at 10am, fairly early for a Saturday morning, but the place was packed with people when we arrived. We were divided into precincts and sat at a table to count the votes. There were more supporters of Bernie Sanders (for instance, my child was a Sanders supporter) than that of Hillary Clinton. Somebody voiced his support for Bernie Sanders: primarily he wanted a big change in politics and government. The supporters of Ms. Clinton were less enthusiastic, it seemed, and I voiced my endorsement of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential candidate for her knowledge and experience in foreign affairs as well as the fact that she is a woman. In choosing a delegate, most people supportive of Ms. Clinton were unable or unwilling to become one but eked out one delegate who was more enthusiastic about Hillary, and one alternate. Compared with us, other tables seemed full of people who were passionate about Mr. Sanders. It seems that many people happily volunteered to become delegates at other tables. So it was not surprising to learn that 75 % of voters in Washington State voted for Sanders as opposed to 25% for Clinton. Although Bernie Sanders supporters are much more passionate about their candidate it’s more likely that Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic Party presidential primary. I think the best scenario now is that Ms. Clinton chooses Mr. Sanders as her vice presidential running mate.

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