Sanders rules among Vermont write-ins; Brady beats Ortiz

 

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont voters will support someone even if he implores them to vote for somebody else. Others appear to prefer their aging athletes over those who are retired.

Those are among the results from the list of presidential write-in votes from last week’s election compiled by the secretary of state’s office. Bernie Sanders ruled, while Patriots quarterback Tom Brady narrowly topped just-retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, nine votes to eight.

Sanders, who lost the Democratic nomination this year to Hillary Clinton, got more than 18,000 write-in votes, or about 5.7 percent. Sanders had urged since losing the nomination that voters support Clinton, who lost to Republican Donald Trump.

The votes Sanders received in Vermont were not enough to deny Clinton the state’s three electoral votes.

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