Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Casts Ballot on Election Day

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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, who unsuccessfully challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, cast his ballot Tuesday.

“It’s kind of a special day,” said Sanders. “We’re not on the ballot. When I’m on the ballot Jane and I usually drive around the state and kind of kill some time and wait for the results to come in, but we got a beautiful day today.”

Sanders and his wife, Jane, voted at the Robert Miller Community & Recreation Center in Burlington’s New North End.

Sanders said he just concluded a 12-state tour for Clinton. “I hope today we defeat Donald Trump,” he told reporters.

The 75-year-old self-described democratic socialist formally endorsed Clinton in July after dropping out of the presidential race.

“This was a particularly ugly election and I hope we can go on beyond this, and I hope that we can as a nation start focusing on the very serious issues that face this country,” said Sanders.

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