Vermont certifies presidential primary vote results
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s Secretary of State Jim Condos on Tuesday formally certified the results of Vermont’s March 3 presidential primary and favorite son, U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, was the top vote getter.
According to the official results Sanders, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, received just under 80,000 votes or 50.6% of the Democratic votes cast.
Sanders was followed by Vice President Joe Biden, who received almost 34,700 votes, or just under 22%. The next three Democratic vote getters, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg have all dropped out of the race.
Incumbent Republican President Donald Trump received just under 34,000 votes, or 86.5% of all GOP ballots cast in the March 3 primary.
Secretary Jim Condos certified the votes Tuesday at his office in Montpelier. The chairs of three major parties joined him.
The total number of votes cast, 197,323, was just over 40% of eligible voters.
Vermont does not have a system of party registration and any voter can vote in either party’s primary.