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Great Barrington voters back Sanders in primary while state goes to Biden

From left, Bernie Sanders supporters Silloo Peters-Marshall, Kit Patten and Jeanne Bassis outside the Great Barrington Fire Department polling site. Photo by Ted Remsnyder

GREAT BARRINGTON— Local voters got the chance to weigh in on the hotly contested Democratic presidential primary this week, as Super Tuesday arrived in Massachusetts.

In Great Barrington, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, garnered 691 votes, edging former Vice President Joe Biden, who collected 606 votes in the town.

Home state Sen. Elizabeth Warren collected 515 votes in the town, while Michael Bloomberg finished a distant fourth with a tally of 180 votes.

A total of 2,073 ballots were cast in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, out of a total of 4,885 registered voters in the town, according to Great Barrington Town Clerk Jennifer Messina.

An additional 91 voters cast ballots in the Republican primary, with 70 choosing President Donald Trump and 17 residents voting for former state Gov. William Weld.

Messina said the town had an impressive turnout level for Tuesday’s primaries.

“It was pretty steady,” she said. “For the numbers for a presidential primary it seemed like a pretty good turnout.”

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