Vermont gubernatorial election, 1990

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1990
Vermont
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November 6, 1990
→ 1992

  Richard A Snelling.jpg Peter Welch, official 110th Congress photo 2.jpg
Candidate Richard Snelling Peter Welch
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 109,540 97,321
Percentage 51.81% 46.03%

Governor before election

Madeline Kunin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Richard Snelling
Republican

The 1990 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1990. Incumbent Democrat Madeleine M. Kunin did not seek re-election. Former Governor of Vermont, Republican Richard Snelling defeated Democratic State Senator Peter Welch in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch 14,661 86.60%
Democratic William Gwin 1,719 10.15%
Democratic Write-ins 550 3.25%
Totals 16,930 100.00%

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Snelling 38,881 86.65%
Republican Richard F. Gottlieb 5,503 12.26%
Republican Write-ins 485 1.08%
Totals 44,869 100.00%

Libertarian primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • David Atkinson

Results[edit]

Libertarian primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian David Atkinson 113 70.63%
Libertarian Write-ins 47 29.38%
Totals 160 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1990[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Richard Snelling 109,540 51.81% +8.49%
Democratic Peter Welch 97,321 46.03% -9.31%
Libertarian David Atkinson 2,777 1.31%
Liberty Union Richard Gottlieb 1,389 0.66% -0.55%
Write-ins 395 0.19%
Majority 12,219 5.78% -6.25%
Turnout 211,422
Republican gain from Democratic

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