US Democrats in New Zealand first to vote in 'Super Tuesday'

2016-03-01 06:04


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Wellington - US Democratic Party supporters living in New Zealand's capital Wellington turned up at a local bar to become the first in the world to cast Super Tuesday votes in the US presidential primary.

The vagaries of the international dateline meant that US citizens living in Wellington got to vote almost a day ahead of many back home when they cast ballots just after midnight Tuesday local time.

Wellington was the first of 111 cities in 41 countries outside the US to cast ballots.

At the Public Bar and Eatery, voters cast 28 ballots. Senator Bernie Sanders picked up 21 votes while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton picked up six. One ballot was spoiled.

The results remain unofficial until confirmed later this month at the global voter tally centre in Germany.

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