1908 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1908

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Nominee George H. Prouty James E. Burke
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 45,598 15,953
Percentage 70.8% 24.8%

Governor before election

Fletcher D. Proctor
Republican

Elected Governor

George H. Prouty
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1908 took place on September 1, 1908. Incumbent Republican Fletcher D. Proctor, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate George H. Prouty defeated Democratic candidate James E. Burke to succeed him.

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1908[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican George H. Prouty 45,598 70.8
Democratic James E. Burke 15,953 24.8
Independent Quimby S. Backus 1,351 2.1
Prohibition Eugene M. Campbell 918 1.4
Socialist J. H. Dunbar 547 0.8
N/A Other 12 0.0
Total votes 64,379 100

References[edit]

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