In New Hampshire, Sanders Gets 4,493 Write-In Votes for President

Nov 16, 2016

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Bernie Sanders may not have been on the ballot last week, but that didn’t stop voters from showing their support for the former Democratic presidential candidate.

The Vermont Senator got 4,493 write-in votes, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Secretary of State’s office.

Sanders won the New Hampshire primary back in February, but ultimately lost the Democratic nomination to Hillary Clinton.

Despite the support for Sanders, the former Secretary of State still won New Hampshire last week by 2,573 votes, though lost the election to Donald Trump. 

The state saw an unusually high number of write-ins this year, with many voters refusing to support either of the two major party candidates.

Republican John Kasich received 1,365 write-ins votes. The Ohio governor finished second in the New Hampshire primary.

Other popular write-ins included independent candidate Evan McMullin, along with Republicans Mike Pence, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan.