March 3 2020

Burlington Goes for Biden, Trump in Super Tuesday Voting

By: Rich Hosford

The polls are closed for Super Tuesday and Burlington’s preliminary results are in. 


In the race to challenge President Donald Trump as the Democratic nominee Burlington voters in that party have picked former Vice President Joe Biden as their standard bearer. Biden garnered 1,804 votes while Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders received 1,285 and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren came away with 930. Coming in fourth is businessman Michael Bloomberg who received 741 votes. Hawaiian Rep. Tulsi Gabbard only received 60 votes. 


In this race Burlington went with the state as a whole. The Associated Press called the race for Joe Biden a little before 11 p.m. on Super Tuesday. 


Perhaps due to early voting two candidates who have recently dropped out of the race received some votes. Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg received 305 votes, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar received 140 votes and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick received 26 votes. 


In total 5,413 Democratic ballots were cast. 


On the republican side it was no contest. President Trump received 1,264 votes in Burlington. The only challenger to garner any support was former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld who came out of the night with 91 Burlington votes. 


This is also how the state voted as a whole with Trump winning handily. 


In total 1,398 Republican ballots were cast in town. 


In third party races the turnout was low. Only 6 ballots were cast in the Green-Rainbow race and 11 in the Libertarian Party race. 


The total vote count in Burlington was 6,282, or 43.7 percent of eligible voters. This was down from the 50.9 seen in 2016 but that race saw more competition in both parties.


There were also a number of races for State Committee Men and Women and for Town Committee. You can see all of the results here.



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