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Vermont Democratic primary, 2016

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The 2016 Vermont Democratic primary took place on March 1 in the U.S. state of Vermont as one of the Democratic Party's primaries ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

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On the same day, dubbed "Super Tuesday," Democratic primaries were held in ten other states plus American Samoa, while the Republican Party held primaries in eleven states including their own Vermont primary.

Results

Primary date: March 1, 2016
National delegates: 26

Analysis

Bernie Sanders won his largest victory of the entire 2016 primary season in his home state of Vermont, routing Hillary Clinton by a 72-point margin and therefore blocking her from collecting any pledged delegates from the state. He carried every county in the state. Sanders won all major demographics -- age, gender, income and educational attainment levels. The electorate in Vermont was 95% white, with white voters backing Sanders 86-13.

After voting in the primary, Sanders said of his chances in other Super Tuesday contests: "I am confident that if there is a large voter turnout today across this country, we will do well [...] If not we're going to be struggling."

References

Vermont Democratic primary, 2016 Wikipedia


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