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).

1970s[edit]

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1972:[1]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1972:[2]

  • 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:[3]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1976[5]

  • 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[edit]

Burlington mayoral election, 1981[6]

  • 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[7]

  • 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[8]

  • 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[9]

  • 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[10]

  • Bernie Sanders (I) – 6,759 (55.89%)
  • Paul Lafayette (D) – 5,335 (44.11%)

United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1988[11]

  • 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[edit]

United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 1990[12]

  • Democratic primary[13]
    • 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[14]

  • 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[15]

  • Democratic primary[16]
    • 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[17]

  • Democratic primary[18]
    • 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[19]

  • Democratic primary[20]
    • 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[edit]

United States Representative from Vermont's at-large district, 2000[21]

  • Democratic primary[22]
    • Peter Diamondstone – 20,539 (90.94%)
    • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 1,337 (5.92%)
    • Others – 710 (3.14%)
  • Republican primary[23]
    • 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[24]

  • Democratic primary[25]
    • 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[26]

  • Democratic primary[27]
    • Larry Drown – 14,870 (86.14%)
    • Bernie Sanders (write-in) – 1,878 (10.88%)
    • Others – 515 (2.98%)
  • Progressive primary[28]
    • 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[29]

  • Democratic primary[30]
    • 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[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 2012[31]

  • 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)[edit]

2016 Democratic presidential primaries popular vote (as of July 26, 2016)[32]

2016 Democratic delegate counts: (2,382 delegates needed to secure nomination)

Candidate Pledged delegates Including possible
superdelegates
Convention Floor vote
Hillary Clinton 2,205 (54.43%) 2,773.5 (58.23%) 2,842 (59.67%)
Bernie Sanders 1,846 (45.57%) 1,889.5 (39.67%) 1,865 (39.16%)
Martin O'Malley 0 1 (0.02%) 0
Available 0 99 (2.08%) 56 (1.17%)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – Jan 7, 1972, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  2. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1972, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  3. ^ VT US Senate 1974
  4. ^ "Election Results Search: 1974 Election Results", sec.state.vt.us; further: pdf for "1974GEUSSen.xls". Second party identified only as "VI". Vote total on VI line: 3,504. Retrieved 2015-05-02.
  5. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1976, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  6. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1981
  7. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1983
  8. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1985
  9. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1986, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  10. ^ Burlington, VT Mayor 1981
  11. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1988, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  12. ^ "Vermont State archives - General Election Results" (PDF). Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  13. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 11, 1990. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1992, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  15. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1994, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  16. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 6, 1994. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  17. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1996, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  18. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 8, 1996. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  19. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 1998, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  20. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 8, 1998. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  21. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2000, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  22. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 12, 2000. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  23. ^ "VT At Large - R Primary". Our Campaigns. September 12, 2000. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  24. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2002, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  25. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 10, 2002. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  26. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2004, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  27. ^ "VT At Large - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 14, 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  28. ^ "VT At Large - PRG Primary". Our Campaigns. September 14, 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  29. ^ Vermont State archives, Race – 2006, ret. Apr. 26, 2009
  30. ^ "VT US Senate - D Primary". Our Campaigns. September 12, 2006. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  31. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Bernie_Sanders
  32. ^ "Democratic Convention 2016". The Green Papers. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 6, 2016.