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Vermont Votes - Candidates for US Senate 2016
Vermont Votes - Candidates for US Senate 2016
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: Vermont PBS
Bernie Sanders Debates 5 Major and Minor Party Candidates in 2012 Senate Race
Bernie Sanders Debates 5 Major and Minor Party Candidates in 2012 Senate Race
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: Peoples War
Bernie Sanders Debates Richard Tarrant (R), 2006 Senate Race
Bernie Sanders Debates Richard Tarrant (R), 2006 Senate Race
Published: 2015/08/21
Channel: Peoples War
Vermont - 1960-2012, network calls on election night.
Vermont - 1960-2012, network calls on election night.
Published: 2013/01/18
Channel: Mark Rosenthal
2012 Vermont Gubernatorial Debate
2012 Vermont Gubernatorial Debate
Published: 2014/03/08
Channel: Vermont PBS
How Vermont has voted in every Presidential Election
How Vermont has voted in every Presidential Election
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Staunch Mondale Supporter
Cris Ericson, Democratic Party  Candidate for United States Senator 2016
Cris Ericson, Democratic Party Candidate for United States Senator 2016
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: Cris Ericson
Flint | Bernie 2016
Flint | Bernie 2016
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Re-Elect United States Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Re-Elect United States Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont
Published: 2012/07/03
Channel: Green Labour
The Problem
The Problem
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Bernie Sanders
A Rigged Economy: This Is How it Works | Bernie Sanders
A Rigged Economy: This Is How it Works | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Senator Sanders hears from the people of Flint, Michigan
Senator Sanders hears from the people of Flint, Michigan
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: Bernie Sanders
How to Buy an Election | Bernie Sanders
How to Buy an Election | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Bernie Sanders
VP Biden swears in Sen Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as President Pro Tempore of the Senate
VP Biden swears in Sen Patrick Leahy (D-VT) as President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Published: 2012/12/18
Channel: C-SPAN
The Cost of War | Bernie Sanders
The Cost of War | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: Bernie Sanders
The Millionaires are trying to shut down Bernie Sanders - Rigged Elections
The Millionaires are trying to shut down Bernie Sanders - Rigged Elections
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: Flash in the Mix
Defend this Nation | Bernie Sanders
Defend this Nation | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/01/20
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Why Jon Fishman is Voting for Bernie
Why Jon Fishman is Voting for Bernie
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Rock | Bernie Sanders
Rock | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Rigged Economy | Bernie Sanders
Rigged Economy | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/11/13
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Better Possibilities | Bernie Sanders
Better Possibilities | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/11
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Democratic Socialism and Foreign Policy | Bernie Sanders
Democratic Socialism and Foreign Policy | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Bernie Sanders
CBS News Democratic Debate | Bernie Sanders
CBS News Democratic Debate | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/11/15
Channel: Bernie Sanders
California, it is Your Turn to Vote
California, it is Your Turn to Vote
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Make History | Bernie Sanders
Make History | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: Bernie Sanders
A New Opportunity in 2016 | Bernie Sanders
A New Opportunity in 2016 | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/01/03
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Our Home | Bernie Sanders
Our Home | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Sarah Silverman Introduces Bernie Sanders in L.A.
Sarah Silverman Introduces Bernie Sanders in L.A.
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: Bernie Sanders
The Bottom 100 Million | Bernie Sanders
The Bottom 100 Million | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/12/28
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Len Britton on the Vermont Senate Race
Len Britton on the Vermont Senate Race
Published: 2010/09/17
Channel: National Review
Idaho: Go Caucus! | Bernie Sanders
Idaho: Go Caucus! | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Bernie (Senator dxʷshudičup) meets with Tribal Leaders in Seattle
Bernie (Senator dxʷshudičup) meets with Tribal Leaders in Seattle
Published: 2016/03/23
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Muslims For Bernie
Muslims For Bernie
Published: 2016/03/06
Channel: Muslims For Bernie
Children of Gang Violence | Bernie Sanders
Children of Gang Violence | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Bernie Sanders
New Hampshire Primary Ballot Filing | Bernie Sanders
New Hampshire Primary Ballot Filing | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Sanders Visits U.S.-Mexican Border | Bernie Sanders
Sanders Visits U.S.-Mexican Border | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/24
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Visiting Los Angeles | Bernie Sanders
Visiting Los Angeles | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders: Nuclear Reactor Oversight (2007)
Bernie Sanders: Nuclear Reactor Oversight (2007)
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Way Back
Social Security | Bernie Sanders
Social Security | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/12/28
Channel: Bernie Sanders
What did Bernie and Biden Talk About?
What did Bernie and Biden Talk About?
Published: 2015/11/01
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Public Servant | Bernie Sanders
Public Servant | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/18
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Rally in Portland, Maine | Bernie Sanders
Rally in Portland, Maine | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/07/07
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Thank You, Reddit! | Bernie Sanders
Thank You, Reddit! | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/05/18
Channel: Bernie Sanders
A Conversation with Residente | Bernie Sanders
A Conversation with Residente | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: Bernie Sanders
I am Human | Native Americans for Bernie Sanders
I am Human | Native Americans for Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: Bernie Sanders
California | Bernie Sanders
California | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Families First with Bernie Sanders
Families First with Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/12/07
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Viva Bernie! | Bernie Sanders
Viva Bernie! | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/05/05
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Russell Begaye Praises Bernie
Russell Begaye Praises Bernie's Stances on Native American Issues
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: Bernie Sanders
Spike Lee
Spike Lee's "Wake Up" | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: Bernie Sanders
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United States Senate election in Vermont, 2012
Vermont
← 2006 November 6, 2012 (2012-11-06) 2018 →
Turnout 63.47% (voting eligible)[1]
  Bernie Sanders.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Bernie Sanders John MacGovern
Party Independent Republican
Popular vote 207,848 72,898
Percentage 71.0% 24.9%

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County results
Sanders
  60-70%
  70-80%

U.S. Senator before election

Bernie Sanders
Independent

Elected U.S. Senator

Bernie Sanders
Independent

The 2012 United States Senate election in Vermont was held on November 6, 2012, alongside the presidential election, other elections to the United States Congress, as well as various state and local elections. Incumbent Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders won re-election to a second term in a landslide, capturing nearly three-quarters of the vote.

Background[edit]

Then-U.S. representative Bernie Sanders, an independent and self-described democratic socialist was elected with 65% of the vote in the 2006 U.S. senatorial election in Vermont.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bernie Sanders, incumbent U.S. Senator[2]

Sanders has also received the nomination of the Vermont Progressive Party, but declined both the Democratic and Progressive nominations after the primary.[3]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John MacGovern 6,343 75.4
Republican Brooke Paige 2,073 24.6
Total votes 8,416 99.6

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Bernie Sanders (Incumbent)(a) 207,848 71.00% +5.59%
Republican John MacGovern 72,898 24.90% -7.46%
Marijuana Cris Ericson 5,924 2.02% +1.36%(b)
Liberty Union Pete Diamondstone 2,511 0.86% +0.55%
Peace and Prosperity Peter Moss 2,452 0.84% +0.26%
VoteKISS Laurel LaFramboise 877 0.30%
No party Write-ins 252 0.09%
Margin of victory 134,950 46.10% +13.06%
Turnout 292,762 63.47%(c) +2.95%
Independent hold Swing

Note: The ±% column reflects the change in total number of votes won by each party or independent candidate from the previous election.

(a) Sen. Sanders identifies as a democratic socialist and caucuses with Senate Democrats.

(b) Cris Ericson previously ran as an independent before joining the Marijuana Party.

(c) Turnout percentage is the portion of registered voters (461,237 as of June 11, 2012)[15] who cast a vote in this election.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr. Michael McDonald (February 9, 2013). "2012 General Election Turnout Rates". George Mason University. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Dobbs, Taylor (June 13, 2012). "Sanders' papers filed, Peyton running for governor". VTDigger.org. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Progressives nominate Sanders, Hoffer, Condos and Stanak for statewide office". VTDigger.org. June 12, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ Gregg, John P. (March 10, 2012). "MacGovern Plans Run at U.S. Senate". Valley News. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Gregg, John P. (March 15, 2012). "Republican in Waiting?". Valley News. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ Hirschfeld, Peter (March 19, 2012). "Kevin Dorn opts against run for office". Vermont Press Bureau. Retrieved March 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Steven (August 17, 2011). "Former Vermont Gov. Douglas 'highly unlikely' to challenge Sen. Sanders". The Daily Caller. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Lauzon wants 2 more years in Barre". Vermont Today. December 21, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ Remsen, Nancy (September 23, 2011). "Salmon says he wants to remain as Vermont Auditor". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved September 24, 2011. 
  10. ^ Grasgreen, Allie (January 23, 1964). "2016 Primary Election Results: President Live Map by State, Real-Time Voting Updates". Politico. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  11. ^ McCarty, Alicia (November 13, 2011). "A look ahead to the key races in the Northeast in 2012". USA Today. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ a b Dobbs, Taylor (June 14, 2012). "And they're off: Candidates file for races". VTDigger.org. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ Hemingway, Sam (January 31, 2012). "Sanders has nearly $3 million for re-election bid". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ William Senning. "Elections | Home | Vermont Secretary of State" (PDF). Vermont-elections.org. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 
  15. ^ William Senning. "Elections | Home | Vermont Secretary of State" (PDF). Vermont-elections.org. Retrieved January 23, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites (Archived)

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