With 11,888,779 popular votes in 2016, other than this year, Bernie Sanders has won more votes than anyone else has before in the Democratic primary ... all except for Obama and Hillary in 2008.
- 2004: John Kerry had 9,930,497 votes (who beat Vermont Gov. Howard Dean with 903,460 votes.)
- 2000: Al Gore had 10,885,814 votes (3rd party Ralph Nader had 2,882,995 votes in the general election.)
- 1996: Bill Clinton had 9,706,802 votes.
- 1992: Bill Clinton had 10,482,411 votes (3rd party Ross Perot had 19,743,821 votes in the general election).
- 1988: Michael Dukakis had 10,024,101 votes.
- 1984: Walter Mondale and Gary Hart each had 6 million+ votes.
- 1980: Jimmy Carter (who beat Ted Kennedy) had 10,043,016 votes.
- 1976: Jimmy Carter (who beat California Gov. Jerry Brown) had 6,971,770 votes.
- 1972: George McGovern had 4,053,451 votes and Hubert Humphrey had 4,121,372 votes.
- 1968: Eugene McCarthy had 2,914,933 votes and Robert Kennedy had 2,305,148 votes.
- 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson had 1,106,999 votes.
- 1960: John F. Kennedy had 1,847,259 votes.
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