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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
Vermont Votes - Candidates for US Senate 2016
Vermont Votes - Candidates for US Senate 2016
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: Vermont PBS
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
Thank You, Vermont | Bernie Sanders
Thank You, Vermont | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: Bernie 2016
Vermont - 1960-2012, network calls on election night.
Vermont - 1960-2012, network calls on election night.
Published: 2013/01/18
Channel: Mark Rosenthal
Ohio Wanted to Suppress your Vote. We Said No, and We Won.
Ohio Wanted to Suppress your Vote. We Said No, and We Won.
Published: 2016/03/13
Channel: Bernie 2016
CNN Primary Coverage 2016 - All CNN Projections and Key Race Alerts (Republican & Democrat)
CNN Primary Coverage 2016 - All CNN Projections and Key Race Alerts (Republican & Democrat)
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: Hillary Trump
Len Britton on the Vermont Senate Race
Len Britton on the Vermont Senate Race
Published: 2010/09/17
Channel: National Review
Democratic Debate Cold Open - SNL
Democratic Debate Cold Open - SNL
Published: 2015/10/18
Channel: Saturday Night Live
America | Bernie Sanders (New York)
America | Bernie Sanders (New York)
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Bernie 2016
Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump and the state of American politics | Los Angeles
Bernie Sanders on Donald Trump and the state of American politics | Los Angeles
Published: 2017/03/04
Channel: Bernie Videos
2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Debate
2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Debate
Published: 2012/10/12
Channel: VPR
America | Bernie Sanders
America | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: Bernie 2016
Get Out and Vote in New Jersey | Bernie Sanders
Get Out and Vote in New Jersey | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: Bernie 2016
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders: Message to America!!!HD Please Share
Bernard "Bernie" Sanders: Message to America!!!HD Please Share
Published: 2016/05/13
Channel: Dr Sai PHD Channel
Congressman Keith Ellison on Why He Endorses Bernie Sanders
Congressman Keith Ellison on Why He Endorses Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/02/20
Channel: Bernie 2016
Hillary Clinton Says I
Hillary Clinton Says I'm Unelectable | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/01/09
Channel: Bernie 2016
Keith Ellison Introduces Bernie Sanders
Keith Ellison Introduces Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/02/13
Channel: Bernie 2016
The Cost of War | Bernie Sanders
The Cost of War | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/06/01
Channel: Bernie 2016
Works For Us All | Bernie Sanders
Works For Us All | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/11/20
Channel: Bernie 2016
How to vote for Bernie in New Hampshire
How to vote for Bernie in New Hampshire
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: Bernie 2016
Muslims For Bernie
Muslims For Bernie
Published: 2016/03/06
Channel: Muslims For Bernie
The Problem
The Problem
Published: 2016/01/28
Channel: Bernie 2016
Progress | Bernie Sanders
Progress | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2015/07/25
Channel: Bernie 2016
Union Labor Press Conference
Union Labor Press Conference
Published: 2016/06/04
Channel: Bernie 2016
Make History | Bernie Sanders
Make History | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: Bernie 2016
Nina Turner
Nina Turner 'Feels the Bern'
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Bernie 2016
Immigration Town Hall | Bernie Sanders
Immigration Town Hall | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Bernie 2016
Sanders Presses McConnell to Save Coal Miners’ Pensions | Bernie Sanders
Sanders Presses McConnell to Save Coal Miners’ Pensions | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/05/14
Channel: Bernie 2016
Danny Glover Introduces Bernie Sanders in Greenville, SC
Danny Glover Introduces Bernie Sanders in Greenville, SC
Published: 2016/02/23
Channel: Bernie 2016
Why Jon Fishman is Voting for Bernie
Why Jon Fishman is Voting for Bernie
Published: 2016/02/09
Channel: Bernie 2016
Valores | Bernie Sanders
Valores | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/03/17
Channel: Bernie 2016
Spike Lee
Spike Lee's "Wake Up" | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/16
Channel: Bernie 2016
Vt. Senate Race Suddenly Showing Signs Of Life
Vt. Senate Race Suddenly Showing Signs Of Life
Published: 2010/10/05
Channel: WPTZ NewsChannel 5
Wheels of Inevitability
Wheels of Inevitability
Published: 2016/02/13
Channel: Bernie 2016
No Fracking Anywhere | Bernie Sanders
No Fracking Anywhere | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: Bernie 2016
I
I'm In It to Win It | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Bernie 2016
The Koch Brothers Are Very Upset | Bernie Sanders
The Koch Brothers Are Very Upset | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/02/06
Channel: Bernie 2016
Bernie Sanders Endorses Rev. Jesse Jackson
Bernie Sanders Endorses Rev. Jesse Jackson
Published: 2016/02/13
Channel: Bernie 2016
Sarah Silverman Introduces Bernie Sanders in L.A.
Sarah Silverman Introduces Bernie Sanders in L.A.
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: Bernie 2016
Medicare-for-All | Bernie Sanders
Medicare-for-All | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/01/17
Channel: Bernie 2016
$200,000 | Bernie Sanders
$200,000 | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: Bernie 2016
On the Road: Bernie
On the Road: Bernie's Week in the South
Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: Bernie 2016
People Before Polluters | Bernie Sanders
People Before Polluters | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Bernie 2016
Breaking Down Walls | Bernie Sanders
Breaking Down Walls | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/02/19
Channel: Bernie 2016
Danny Glover Endorses Bernie Sanders
Danny Glover Endorses Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Bernie 2016
Joe Biden Likes Our Style | Bernie Sanders
Joe Biden Likes Our Style | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: Bernie 2016
On the Road: Puerto Rico | Bernie Sanders
On the Road: Puerto Rico | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: Bernie 2016
Bernie Sanders Rally in Indiana | Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders Rally in Indiana | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Bernie 2016
Rural America Can
Rural America Can't Be Ignored | Bernie Sanders
Published: 2017/03/14
Channel: Bernie Videos
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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%

Vermont Senate Election Results by County, 2012.svg
County results

Senator before election

Bernie Sanders
Independent

Elected 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(a) Bernie Sanders (inc.) 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 11/6/2012)[15] who cast a vote in this election.

See also[edit]

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 (1964-01-23). "2016 Primary Election Results: President Live Map by State, Real-Time Voting Updates". Politico. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  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 2016-01-23. 
  15. ^ William Senning. "Elections | Home | Vermont Secretary of State" (PDF). Vermont-elections.org. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 

External links[edit]

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