Sanders Wins Big at Albany County Democratic Caucus [VIDEO]
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders won nearly 75 percent of the vote at Albany County's Democratic Caucus Saturday, taking 25 delegates to rival Hillary Clinton's eight delegates.
The final vote count according to Aimee Van Cleave, executive director of the Wyoming Democratic Party, was 931 for Sanders and 316 for Clinton.
A total of 1,247 Democrats cast ballots Saturday. Of that number, 867 attended the caucus at Laramie's Ice and Events Center. Organizers also counted 387 surrogate ballots, with 262 for Sanders and 125 for Clinton.
University of Wyoming History Professor Phil Roberts caucused for Sanders.
"I too see the country creeping toward an oligarchy, and he is going to return both economic power and political power to the middle class," said Roberts.
Laramie resident Bridger Bailey said Clinton has proven she is the best candidate to stand up to Republicans.
"Her plan is to have a billion solar panels by the end of her first term in this country," said Bailey. "Hillary is going to be the person that is going to be able to get done what we want to do."
County delegates will go on to the Democratic State Convention, scheduled for May 27-28 in Cheyenne. There, county delegates will choose 14 delegates to represent Wyoming at the Democratic National Convention July 25-28 in Philadelphia.