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The Latest: More than 1 million primary ballots received

May 24, 2016 - 8:59 AM

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Latest on Washington state's presidential primaries (all times local):

8:55 a.m.

The secretary of state's office says 28 per cent of voters had already returned ballots for Washington's presidential primary.

As of Monday evening, election officials said they'd received more than 1.1 million ballots. There are more than 4 million registered voters in Washington state.

Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system, but Democrats will ignore the results of Tuesday's primary, having chosen to continue to use the party caucus system to allocate their national convention delegates. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Democratic caucuses in March.

Republicans in Washington will allocate all 44 delegates to their national convention based on the primary results.

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2:50 a.m.

Washington state voters will weigh in with their choice for Republican and Democratic presidential nominees, but the results only count on the GOP side.

Washington has both a presidential primary and a caucus system, but Democrats will ignore the results of Tuesday's primary, having chosen to continue to use the party caucus system to allocate their national convention delegates. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders handily won the Democratic caucuses in March.

Republicans in Washington will allocate all 44 delegates to their national convention based on the primary results.

Even though Donald Trump is the only candidate remaining in the GOP contest, John Kasich and Ted Cruz are still on the ballot because they suspended their campaigns after the ballots were printed. Ben Carson is still on the ballot because he never submitted a withdrawal of candidacy. Hillary Clinton and Sanders are listed for the Democratic race.

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