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Electoral history of Bernie Sanders

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Electoral history of Bernie Sanders

The electoral history of Bernie Sanders includes the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries and caucuses, and elections as United States Senator from Vermont, United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district (1991–2007), and Mayor of Burlington (1981–1989).

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1970s

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1972:

  • Robert Stafford (Republican) – 45,888 (64.4%)
  • Randolph T. Major, Jr. (Democrat) – 23,842 (33.4%)
  • Bernie Sanders (Liberty Union) – 1,571 (2.2%)
  • Vermont gubernatorial election, 1972:

  • Thomas P. Salmon (D) – 101,751 (53.8%)
  • Luther F. Hackett (R) – 82,491 (43.6%)
  • Thomas P. Salmon (Independent Vermonters) – 2,782 (1.5%)
  • Bernie Sanders (LU) – 2,175 (1.1%)
  • United States Senate election in Vermont, 1974:

  • Patrick Leahy (D, VI) – 70,629 (49.48%)
  • Richard W. Mallary (R) – 66,223 (46.39%)
  • Bernie Sanders (LU) – 5,901 (4.13%)
  • Vermont gubernatorial election, 1976

  • Richard A. Snelling (R) – 98,206 (52.8%)
  • Stella B. Hackel (D) – 72,761 (39.1%)
  • Bernie Sanders (LU) – 11,317 (6.1%)
  • Stella B. Hackel (IV) – 2,501 (1.3%)
  • Richard A. Snelling (Bi-Partisan Vermonters) – 1,062 (0.6%)
  • 1980s

    Burlington mayoral election, 1981

  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 4,330 (43.43%)
  • Gordon Paquette (D) – 4,320 (43.32%)
  • Richard Bove (I) - 1,091 (11.76%)
  • Joe McGrath (I) - 139 (1.50%)
  • Burlington mayoral election, 1983

  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 6,942 (52.12%)
  • Judy Stephany (D) – 4,086 (30.68%)
  • James Gilson (R) – 2,292 (17.21%)
  • Burlington mayoral election, 1985

  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 5,760 (56.09%)
  • Brian D. Burns (D) – 3,275 (31.89%)
  • Diane Gallagher (I) – 1,234 (12.02%)
  • Vermont gubernatorial election, 1986

  • Madeleine M. Kunin (D) – 92,485 (47.0%)
  • Peter Smith (R) – 75,239 (38.2%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 28,418 (14.4%)
  • Richard Gottlieb (LU) – 491 (0.2%)
  • Note: No candidate won a majority, so the Vermont Legislature decided the winner (Kunin).
  • Burlington mayoral election, 1987

  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 6,759 (55.89%)
  • Paul Lafayette (D) – 5,335 (44.11%)
  • United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1988

  • Peter Smith (R) – 98,937 (41.2%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 90,026 (37.5%)
  • Paul N. Poirier (D) – 45,330 (18.9%)
  • Jim Hedbor (Libertarian) – 3,109 (1.3%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (LU) – 1,455 (0.6%)
  • Morris Earle (Small is Beautiful Party) – 1,070 (0.4%)
  • 1990s

    United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1990

  • Democratic primary
  • Dolores Sandoval – 5,979 (41.27%)
  • Peter Diamondstone – 5,711 (39.42%)
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 2,005 (13.84%)
  • Others – 791 (5.46%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 117,522 (56%)
  • Peter Smith (R) – 82,938 (39.5%)
  • Dolores Sandoval (D) – 6,315 (3%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (LU) – 1,965 (0.9%)
  • United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1992

  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 162,724 (57.78%)
  • Tim Philbin (R) – 86,901 (30.86%)
  • Lewis E. Young (D) – 22,279 (7.91%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (LU) – 3,660 (1.30%)
  • John Dewey (Natural Law) – 3,549 (1.26%)
  • Douglas M. Miller (Freedom for LaRouche) – 2,049 (0.73%)
  • United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1994

  • Democratic primary
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 1,968 (42.45%)
  • John Carroll – 1,458 (31.45%)
  • Others – 1,210 (26.10%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 105,502 (49.8%)
  • John Carroll (R) – 98,523 (46.5%)
  • Carole Banus (NL) – 2,963 (1.4%)
  • Jack Rogers (Vermont Grassroots) – 2,664 (1.2%)
  • Annette Larson (LU) – 1,493 (0.7%)
  • United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1996

  • Democratic primary
  • Jack Long – 9,291 (67.95%)
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 4,037 (29.52%)
  • Susan Sweetser – 203 (1.49%)
  • Others – 143 (1.05%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 140,678 (55.2%)
  • Susan Sweetser (R) – 83,021 (32.5%)
  • Jack Long (D) – 23,830 (9.3%)
  • Thomas J. Morse (L) – 2,693 (1.0%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (LU) – 1,965 (0.7%)
  • Robert Melamede (VG) – 1,350 (0.5%)
  • Norio Kushi (NL) – 812 (0.3%)
  • United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1998

  • Democratic primary
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 1,661 (47.88%)
  • Mark Candon – 524 (15.11%)
  • Others – 467 (13.46%)
  • Jack Long – 465 (13.40%)
  • Peter Diamondstone – 352 (10.15%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 136,403 (63.4%)
  • Mark Candon (R) – 70,740 (32.8%)
  • Matthew Mulligan (VG) – 3,464 (1.6%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (LU) – 2,153 (1.0%)
  • Robert Maynard (L) – 2,097 (0.9%)
  • 2000s

    United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 2000

  • Democratic primary
  • Peter Diamondstone – 20,539 (90.94%)
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 1,337 (5.92%)
  • Others – 710 (3.14%)
  • Republican primary
  • Karen Ann Kerin – 47,632 (92.48%)
  • Others – 2,981 (5.79%)
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 895 (1.74%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 196,118 (69.2%)
  • Karen Ann Kerin (R) – 51,977 (18.3%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (LU, D) – 14,918 (5.2%)
  • Stewart Skrill (I) – 11,816 (4.1%)
  • Jack Rogers (VG) – 4,799 (1.6%)
  • Daniel H. Krymkowski (L) – 2,978 (1.0%)
  • United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 2002

  • Democratic primary
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 2,583 (65.15%)
  • Others – 1,382 (34.86%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 144,880 (64.2%)
  • William "Bill" Meub (R) – 72,813 (32.2%)
  • Jane Newton (LU/Prog) – 3,185 1.4%
  • Daniel H. Krymkowski (L) – 2,033 (0.9%)
  • Fawn Skinner (VG) – 2,344 (1.0%)
  • United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 2004

  • Democratic primary
  • Larry Drown – 14,870 (86.14%)
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 1,878 (10.88%)
  • Others – 515 (2.98%)
  • Progressive primary
  • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 315 (47.23%)
  • Jane Newton – 238 (35.68%)
  • Others – 114 (17.09%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I, Prog) – 205,774 (67.4%)
  • Greg Parke (R) – 42,271 (24.3%)
  • Larry Drown (D) – 21,684 (7.1%)
  • Jane Newton (LU) – 261 (0.0%)
  • United States Senate election in Vermont, 2006

  • Democratic primary
  • Bernie Sanders – 35,954 (94.16%) – declined nomination
  • Louis Thabault – 585 (1.53%)
  • Craig Hill – 504 (1.32%)
  • Larry Drown – 403 (1.06%)
  • Peter Moss – 385 (1.01%)
  • Others – 355 (0.93%)
  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 171,638 (65.4%)
  • Richard Tarrant (R) – 84,924 (32.3%)
  • Cris Ericson (Marijuana) – 1,735 (0.6%)
  • Craig Hill (G) – 1,536 (0.5%)
  • Peter Moss (Anti-Bush) – 1,518 (0.5%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (LU) – 801 (0.3%)
  • 2010s

    United States Senate election in Vermont, 2012

  • Bernie Sanders (Independent) – 207,848 (71.1%)
  • John MacGovern (R) – 72,898 (24.9%)
  • Cris Ericson (United States Marijuana Party) - 5,924 (2.0%)
  • Peter Diamondstone (Liberty Union) - 2,511 (0.9%)
  • Peter Moss (Peace and Prosperity) - 2,452 (0.8%)
  • Laurel LaFramboise (VoteKISS) - 877 (0.3%)
  • Presidential primaries (2016)

    2016 Democratic presidential primaries popular vote (as of July 26, 2016)

  • Hillary Clinton - 16,849,779 (55.20%)
  • Bernie Sanders - 13,167,848 (43.14%)
  • Martin O'Malley - 110,423 (0.36%)
  • Others - 395,523 (1.30%)
  • 2016 Democratic delegate counts: (2,382 delegates needed to secure nomination)

    References

    Electoral history of Bernie Sanders Wikipedia


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