Sanders won 3 of TN’s 95 counties, and they’re all in the Northeast TN

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. (Mikayla Whitmore/Las Vegas Sun via AP) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

(WJHL)  -Hillary Clinton handily won the Tennessee primary Tuesday night.  But she didn’t win the vote in three of Tennessee’s 95 counties, and they’re all in the Tri-Cities.

Election results show Bernie Sanders won the most votes in Washington, Carter, and Unicoi Counties.

In Washington County, Tennessee, Sanders won 53% to Clinton’s 45%.

In Unicoi County, Sanders won 51% to Clinton’s 46%.

In Carter County, half the people who voted Democrat voted for Sanders. 47% voted for Clinton.

Statewide, Clinton got 66% of the vote. Bernie Sanders won about half that at 32%.

It’s a small pocket of fervent support in an area of the State that traditionally votes conservative. Sanders supporters opened a campaign office in Johnson City and held rallies in support of the candidate.

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