ELECTION 2020

Sanders Wins Primary In Home-State Vermont

Mar 3, 2020, 5:49 PM | Updated: 6:06 pm
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Sunday that his campaign raised $46.5 million in the month of Februar...
Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Sunday that his campaign raised $46.5 million in the month of February, shattering his previous record for the most raised in one month.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has won Vermont’s Democratic presidential primary.

Vermont has 16 delegates at stake and is Sanders’ home state. In 2016, Sanders won more than 85% of the Democratic primary vote in the race against Hillary Clinton.

Sanders is holding an election night rally at the Champlain Valley fairgrounds in Essex Junction.

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1:40 p.m.

Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, have returned home to Vermont to vote in Super Tuesday’s presidential primary, with the senator telling reporters he is looking forward to doing well.

As he arrived at the polling place in Burlington Tuesday morning, Sanders told a crowd of reporters that his campaign is about defeating President Donald Trump, whom he called “the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country.”

Sanders says his campaign is also about creating an economy and government “that works for all and not just the few.”

He says, “We are putting together a multi-generational, multi-racial movement of people who are standing up for justice, and to beat Donald Trump, we are going to need to have the largest voter turnout in the history of this country.”

Sanders adds: “We need energy. We need excitement. I think our campaign is that campaign.”

More Super Tuesday results and updates here.

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Sanders Wins Primary In Home-State Vermont