Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010
The 2010 Vermont gubernatorial general election took place on November 2, 2010. Vermont is one of only two states where the Governor serves for a two-year term (the other being neighboring New Hampshire). The statewide primary election took place on August 24, 2010.
On August 27, 2009, incumbent Republican Governor Jim Douglas announced he would not run for reelection. Following Douglas' announcement, the Democratic Governors Association said the race was in its top tier of elections for a change of political parties. The non-partisan Cook Political Report currently also rated the gubernatorial election as a toss-up.
On November 2, the voters posted an unofficial 117,561-113,227 electoral victory for Democrat Peter Shumlin. Due to the other 4 candidates getting under 2,000, but most over 1,000 votes the total for Shumlin was close to the 50% plus 1 that is needed to not have the legislature vote on the winner as per the Vermont constitution. But regardless of whether Shumlin got the majority or simply a plurality of the vote, his main rival Republican Brian Dubie conceded the race around 9 am on November 3.
Republican primary 
Democratic primary 
Peter Shumlin won the Democratic primary according to the uncertified tabulation of statewide votes released by the Office of the Secretary of State on August 27, 2010, by 197 votes over Doug Racine, who requested a recount. The recount began September 8. Racine conceded on September 10.
Progressive primary 
- Martha Abbott, state party chair; Abbott won the primary, then withdrew from the election, so the party did not have a candidate on the ballot.
|Vermont Progressive primary results
Independent and third party candidates 
- Cris Ericson, "United States Marijuana Party" Verification of party name as the "United States Marijuana Party"
- Dan Feliciano, independent
- Ben Mitchell, Liberty Union Party
- Em Payton, independent, of Putney
- Dennis Steele, Independent
Because Vermont does not allow its Governor to be elected with fewer than 50% plus 1 of the total votes cast, the Vermont General Assembly officially elected Peter Shumlin as Vermont's governor. The vote took place on January 6, 2011:
See also 
- ^ a b http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/2010GeneralCanvass.pdf
- ^ Pershing, Ben (August 28, 2009). "Republican Governor Won't Seek Reelection in Democratic Vermont". The Washington Post.
- ^ "Vermont Now Top-Tier Governor's Race" (Press release). Democratic Governors Association, via PR Newswire. August 27, 2009.
- ^ "Governors | The Cook Political Report". Cookpolitical.com. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
- ^ "Election Results: Governor". wcax.com.
- ^ "Dubie concedes to Shumlin in Vermont governor race". burlingtonfreepress.com. 2010-11-03.
- ^ Sneyd, Ross (1 October 2009). "Dubie will run for governor". Vermont Public Radio.
- ^ "Sen. Bartlett Enters 2010 Governor's Race". WCAX News. 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-04.
- ^ "Dunne will run: Times Argus Online". Timesargus.com. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- ^ a b Hallenbeck, Terri (2009-02-24). "Democrats crowd race for governor". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- ^ "Sen. Shumlin Confirms He’ll Run for Governor | www.rherald.com | Randolph Herald". www.rherald.com. 2009-11-19. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- ^ a b "Shumlin wins; Racine calls for recount". The Burlington Free Press. August 27, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
- ^ Judge will speed up Vt. primary recount, Bennington Banner, September 3, 2010
- ^ Remsen, Nancy (September 10, 2010). "Racine concedes". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved September 11, 2010.
- ^ a b http://vermont-elections.org/elections1/2010PrimaryCanvass.pdf
- ^ "Abbott drops out of governor's race". The Burlington Free Press. August 28, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
External links 
- Official campaign websites