Puerto Rico Results Election 2016

ByABC News
February 29, 2016, 11:18 AM
The view at Villa Montana Beach is seen here in Puerto Rico.
The view at Villa Montana Beach is seen here in Puerto Rico.

— -- Puerto Rico holds its Republican primary on March 6, 2016 and Democratic caucus on June 5. 67 delegates are at stake for the Democrats and 23 delegates for the Republicans.

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Why the state is significant:

  • Puerto Ricans does not vote in presidential elections, but participates in the primary process electing delegates for the Republican and Democratic conventions.
  • Puerto Rico is currently in the midst of a statehood movement, which becomes a perennial issue in presidential campaigns.
  • Fast facts:

  • In 2008, Hillary Clinton won 68 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary defeating then Sen. Barack Obama who earned 32 percent.
  • In 2012, Mitt Romney was backed by former Gov. of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño and earned a whopping 85 percent support in the GOP primary compared to second-place finisher Rick Santorum’s who garnered 8 percent of the vote.