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Super Tuesday results: Sanders wins Vermont, but not without competition from Biden

The Burlington Free Press logo The Burlington Free Press 3/4/2020 Melanie Balakit, Burlington Free Press
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Sen. Bernie Sanders nearly swept Vermont's presidential primary in 2016, but only won about half of the votes this year, mirroring what seems to be an emerging preference among Democratic voters for a more moderate candidate. 

The progressive candidate lost out on earning all of Vermont's Democratic delegates due to competition from former vice president Joe Biden, who has gained serious momentum in his presidential campaign with notable Super Tuesday wins. 

Kailei Eustis, 18, a senior at South Burlington High School, votes for the first time on Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Orchard School in South Burlington. © AKI SOGA/FREE PRESS Kailei Eustis, 18, a senior at South Burlington High School, votes for the first time on Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Orchard School in South Burlington.

Sanders won about half of the votes for the Democratic presidential primary in Vermont, followed by Biden, who won 22% of the vote. Sen. Elizabeth Warren came in a distant third. 

Sanders won 11 delegates, while Biden won five. 

President Donald Trump won 88.7% of Republican votes. 

In Vermont, 16 Democratic and 17 Republican pledged national convention delegates were up for grabs. Delegates nominate presidential candidates at conventions of major political parties. 

Sanders won the 2016 Vermont Democratic primary with 85.7% of the vote. Trump, then a presidential candidate, won Vermont's Republican primary with 32.7% of the vote. 

See Super Tuesday delegate counts

How did your county vote? 

Click the link below to see a real-time breakdown of primary results in each county as totals are reported Tuesday night. 

Vermont presidential primary: Live results by county

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See Town Meeting Day results

Super Tuesday is also Town Meeting Day, the annual day for local elections in Vermont. Click the link below for more information about the people and initiatives on the ballots that impact your local community. 

Results:Chittenden County Town Meeting Day 2020

Town Meeting Day: 2020 guide for Chittenden County

This article originally appeared on Burlington Free Press: Super Tuesday results: Sanders wins Vermont, but not without competition from Biden

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