1878 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1878

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Candidate Redfield Proctor W.H.H. Bingham
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 37,312 17,247
Percentage 64.3% 29.8%

Governor before election

Horace Fairbanks
Republican

Elected Governor

Redfield Proctor
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1878 took place on September 3, 1878. Incumbent Republican Horace Fairbanks, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate Redfield Proctor defeated Democratic candidate W. H. H. Bingham to succeed him.

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1878[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Redfield Proctor 37,312 64.3 -3.7
Democratic W.H.H. Bingham 17,247 29.8 -2.1
Greenback Carlos C. Martin 2,635 4.5 +4.5
Republican Charles W. Willard 730 1.3 +1.3
N/A Other 32 0.1 0.0
Total votes 57,956 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hand, Samuel B. "Mountain Rule Revisited" (PDF). Vermont Historical Society. Retrieved 15 June 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 15 June 2015.