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Democrats Abroad Greece put Sanders in first place with 57 pct

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US Democrats living in Greece voted for their presidential candidate in a poll organized by Democrats Abroad Greece at Athens’s Grande Bretagne Hotel on Sunday, with initial estimates giving Bernie Sanders 57 percent and Hillary Clinton 43 percent. No votes were cast for the other two names on the ballot, Roque de la Fuente and Martin O’Malley.

The preliminary count of local ballots did not include the ‘remote’ ballots sent by members outside Athens, and will not be official until worldwide ballots are counted by DA, the party’s local branch said in its press release on Tuesday.

The tally was immediately reported by phone to DA’s International Chair, Katie Solon. Once voting closes on March 8 and all remote ballots sent by post are received, the actual ballots will be sent to DA global.

One more physical count will be made of ballots from around the world and final, official count results will be announced by DA on March 21.

Remote ballots can be sent in by fax, e-mail scanned attachment, or regular mail. Ballots sent via post office must be postmarked midnight on March 8. Democratic voters can still join DA and download a ballot and instructions at the DA website:

http://www.democratsabroad.org/global_presidential_primary

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