How Many Votes Did Jill Stein Get in the Presidential Election?

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 23: Jill Stein announces that she will seek the Green Party's presidential nomination, at the National Press Club, June 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Stein also ran for president in 2012 on the Green Party ticket. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Jill Stein ran an inspiring campaign during the presidential election. She attracted many people who had originally supported Bernie Sander and offered a platform very similar to the Democrat favorite. Jill Stein had even, at one point, offered to let Sanders join her ticket. When Heavy ran a poll about who Bernie Sanders supporters were voting for, Jill Stein won hands down.

How did Jill Stein do in this election?

According to the latest results, Stein got 1,207,141 votes, which is 1 percent of the popular vote. She did not get any electoral votes. She did significantly better than 2012, when she brought in 469,501 votes (or .36 percent of the vote.)

You can watch videos of her election event in New York below:

Stein may not have gotten the coveted 5 percent, but she’s improved the Green Party’s showing vastly over 2012. This could mean great things to come for the party in future elections.