In what can be considered as Campaign 2016 news, TIME Magazine has named a certain Vermont Senator as their person of the year, based off of reader poll results.
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders has topped the polls for this year, beating even Pope Francis as well as human rights activist Malala Yousafzai. Monday, TIME announced that Sanders had taken the top spot with slightly more than 10% of the votes, which is nearly double the 5.2% that Yousafzali won and much more than the 3.7% of Pope Francis.
Now we should note that other politicians were also in the mix, including both Republican and Democratic front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who both pulled a meager 1.8 and 1.4 percentage respectively.
With the reader results in, TIME editors will now select the final person of the year and announce it Wednesday on NBC’s “Today”.