Electoral history of Bernie Sanders

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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).

United States Senate elections[edit]

1972[edit]

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1972[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Stafford 45,888 64.4
Democratic Randolph T. Major, Jr. 23,842 33.4
Liberty Union Bernie Sanders 1,571 2.2

1974[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1974[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Leahy 70,629 49.5
Republican Richard W. Mallary 66,223 46.4
Liberty Union Bernie Sanders 5,901 4.1

2006[edit]

United States Senate primary election in Vermont, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernie Sanders 35,954 94.2
Democratic Louis Thabault 585 1.5
Democratic Craig Hill 504 1.3
Democratic Larry Drown 403 1.1
Democratic Peter Moss 385 1.0
Democratic Other write-in 355 0.9
United States Senate general election in Vermont, 2006[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 171,638 65.4
Republican Richard Tarrant 84,924 32.3
Marijuana Cris Ericson 1,735 0.6
Green Craig Hill 1,536 0.5
Independent Peter Moss 1,518 0.5
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 801 0.3

2012[edit]

United States Senate general election in Vermont, 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 207,848 71.1
Republican John MacGovern 72,898 24.9
Marijuana Cris Ericson 5,924 2.0
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 2,511 0.9
Independent Peter Moss 2,452 0.8
Independent Laurel LaFramboise 877 0.3

2018[edit]

United States Senate general election in Vermont, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders

Gubernatorial elections[edit]

1972[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1972[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas P. Salmon 101,751 53.8
Republican Luther F. Hackett 82,491 43.6
Independent Thomas P. Salmon 2,782 1.5
Liberty Union Bernie Sanders 2,175 1.1

1976[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1976[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard A. Snelling 99,268 53.4
Democratic Stella B. Hackel 75,262 40.4
Liberty Union Bernie Sanders 11,317 6.1

1986[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1986[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Madeleine M. Kunin 92,485 47.0
Republican Peter Smith 75,239 38.2
Independent Bernie Sanders 28,418 14.4
Liberty Union Richard Gottlieb 491 0.2

Burlington mayoral elections[edit]

1981[edit]

Burlington mayoral election, 1981[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 4,330 43.4
Democratic Gordon Paquette 4,320 43.3
Independent Richard Bove 1,091 11.8
Independent Joe McGrath 139 1.5

1983[edit]

Burlington mayoral election, 1983[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 6,942 52.1
Democratic Judy Stephany 4,086 30.7
Republican James Gilson 2,292 17.2

1985[edit]

Burlington mayoral election, 1985[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 5,760 56.1
Democratic Brian D. Burns 3,275 31.9
Independent Diane Gallagher 1,234 12.0

1987[edit]

Burlington mayoral election, 1987[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 6,759 55.9
Democratic Paul Lafayette 5,335 44.1

United States House of Representatives elections[edit]

1988[edit]

United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1988[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Smith 98,937 41.2
Independent Bernie Sanders 90,026 37.5
Democratic Paul N. Poirier 45,330 18.9
Libertarian Jim Hedbor 3,109 1.3
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 1,455 0.6
Independent Morris Earle 1,070 0.4

1990[edit]

United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 1990[14]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dolores Sandoval 5,979 41.3
Democratic Peter Diamondstone 5,711 39.4
Democratic Bernie Sanders (write-in) 2,005 13.8
Democratic Other write-in 791 5.5
United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 1990[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 117,522 56.0
Republican Peter Smith 82,938 39.5
Democratic Dolores Sandoval 6,315 3.0
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 1,965 0.9

1992[edit]

United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 1992[16]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 162,724 57.8
Republican Tim Philbin 86,901 30.9
Democratic Lewis E. Young 22,279 7.9
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 3,660 1.3
Natural Law John Dewey 3,549 1.3
Independent Douglas M. Miller 2,049 0.7

1994[edit]

United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 1994[17]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernie Sanders (write-in) 1,968 42.5
Democratic John Carroll (write-in) 1,458 31.5
Democratic Other write-in 1,210 26.1
United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 1994[18]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 105,502 49.9
Republican John Carroll 98,523 46.6
Natural Law Carole Banus 2,963 1.4
Grassroots Jack Rogers 2,664 1.3
Liberty Union Annette Larson 1,493 0.7

1996[edit]

United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 1996[19]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Long 9,291 68.0
Democratic Bernie Sanders (write-in) 4,037 29.5
Democratic Susan Sweetser 203 1.5
Democratic Other write-in 143 1.1
United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 1996[20]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 140,678 55.2
Republican Susan Sweetser 83,021 32.5
Democratic Jack Long 23,830 9.3
Libertarian Thomas J. Morse 2,693 1.0
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 1,965 0.7
Grassroots Robert Melamede 1,350 0.5
Natural Law Norio Kushi 812 0.3

1998[edit]

United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 1998[21]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernie Sanders (write-in) 1,661 47.9
Democratic Mark Candon (write-in) 524 15.1
Democratic Other write-in 467 13.5
Democratic Jack Long (write-in) 465 13.4
Democratic Peter Diamondstone 352 10.2
United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 1998[22]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 136,403 63.4
Republican Mark Candon 70,740 32.9
Grassroots Matthew Mulligan 3,464 1.6
Liberty Union Peter Diamondstone 2,153 1.0
Libertarian Robert Maynard 2,097 1.0

2000[edit]

United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 2000[23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Diamondstone 20,539 90.9
Democratic Bernie Sanders (write-in) 1,337 5.9
Democratic Other write-in 710 3.1
United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 2000[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 196,118 69.2
Republican Karen Ann Kerin 51,977 18.3
Democratic Peter Diamondstone 14,918 5.2
Independent Stewart Skrill 11,816 4.1
Grassroots Jack Rogers 4,799 1.6
Libertarian Daniel H. Krymkowski 2,978 1.0

2002[edit]

United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 2002[25]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernie Sanders (write-in) 2,583 65.2
Democratic Other write-in 1,382 34.9
United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 2002[26]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 144,880 64.2
Republican William Meub 72,813 32.2
Liberty Union Jane Newton 3,185 1.4
Libertarian Daniel H. Krymkowski 2,033 0.9
Grassroots Fawn Skinner 2,344 1.0

2004[edit]

United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 2004[27]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Larry Drown 14,870 86.1
Democratic Bernie Sanders (write-in) 1,878 10.9
Democratic Other write-in 515 3.0
United States House of Representatives primary election in Vermont, 2004[28]
Party Candidate Votes %
VT Progressive Bernie Sanders (write-in) 315 47.2
VT Progressive Jane Newton 238 35.7
VT Progressive Other write-in 114 17.1
United States House of Representatives general election in Vermont, 2004[29]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Bernie Sanders 205,774 67.4
Republican Greg Parke 42,271 24.3
Democratic Larry Drown 21,684 7.1
Liberty Union Jane Newton 261 0.0

United States presidential election (2016)[edit]

Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2016[30]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hillary Clinton 16,849,779 55.2
Democratic Bernie Sanders 13,167,848 43.1
Democratic Martin O'Malley 110,423 0.4
Democratic Other 395,523 1.3

States/Territories won by Secretary Clinton (34): Alabama, Arkansas, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Northern Marianas Islands, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands

States/Territories won by Senator Sanders (23): Alaska, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming

States with Margins of less than 5% (10): Connecticut, New Mexico, South Dakota, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

2016 Democratic National Convention[31]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hillary Clinton 2,842 59.7
Democratic Bernie Sanders 1,865 39.1
Democratic Abstention 56 1.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – Jan 7, 1972, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  2. ^ VT US Senate 1974
  3. ^ "VT US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 12, 2006. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2006, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  5. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Bernie_Sanders
  6. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1972, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  7. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1976, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  8. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1986, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  9. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1981
  10. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1983
  11. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1985
  12. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1981
  13. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1988, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  14. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 11, 1990. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
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  16. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1992, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
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  18. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1994, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
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  20. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1996, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  21. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 8, 1998. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  22. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1998, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
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  24. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2000, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
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  26. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2002, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
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  28. ^ "VT At Large - PRG Primary". Our Campaigns. September 14, 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  29. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2004, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  30. ^ "Democratic Convention 2016". The Green Papers. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Democratic Convention 2016". The Green Papers. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.