1880 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1880

← 1878 September 7, 1880 (1880-09-07) 1882 →
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Nominee Roswell Farnham Edward J. Phelps
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 47,848 21,245
Percentage 67.7% 30.1%

Governor before election

Redfield Proctor
Republican

Elected Governor

Roswell Farnham
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1880 took place on September 7, 1880. Incumbent Republican Redfield Proctor, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate Roswell Farnham defeated Democratic candidate Edward J. Phelps to succeed him.

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1880[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roswell Farnham 47,848 67.7 +3.4
Democratic Edward J. Phelps 21,245 30.1 +0.3
Greenback Madison O. Heath 1,578 2.2 -2.3
N/A Other 13 0.0 -0.1
Total votes 70,684 100

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.