1926 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1926

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Nominee John E. Weeks Herbert C. Comings
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 44,564 28,659
Percentage 60.8% 39.1%

Governor before election

Franklin S. Billings
Republican

Elected Governor

John E. Weeks
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1926 took place on November 2, 1926. Incumbent Republican Franklin S. Billings, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate John E. Weeks defeated Democratic candidate Herbert C. Comings to succeed him.

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John E. Weeks 24,160 48.0
Republican Max L. Powell 14,946 29.7
Republican Walter K. Farnsworth 11,185 22.2
Republican Other 10 0.0
Total votes 50,301 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herbert C. Comings 2,209 99.2
Democratic Other 18 0.8
Total votes 2,227 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1926[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John E. Weeks 44,564 60.8
Democratic Herbert C. Comings 26,373 36.0
Prohibition Herbert C. Comings 1,282 1.8
Citizens Herbert C. Comings 981 1.3
Republican Herbert C. Comings 15 0.0
Other Herbert C. Comings 8 0.0
Total Herbert C. Comings 28,659 39.1
N/A Other 13 0.0
Total votes 73,236 100

References[edit]

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