Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Casts Ballot on Election Day


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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