Vermont gubernatorial election, 1972 Article

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1972

←  1970 November 7, 1972 (1972-11-07) 1974 →
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Nominee Thomas P. Salmon Luther Hackett
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 104,533 82,491
Percentage 55.3% 43.6%

Governor before election

Deane C. Davis
Republican

Elected Governor

Thomas P. Salmon
Democratic

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1972 took place on November 7, 1972. The incumbent Republican Gov. Deane C. Davis was not a candidate for re-election to another term as Governor of Vermont. The Democratic nominee, Thomas P. Salmon, defeated the Republican nominee, Luther F. Hackett, to become his successor.

Republican primary

Results

Republican primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Luther F. Hackett 33,323 54.4
Republican James M. Jeffords 27,902 45.5
Republican Other 46 0.1
Total votes 61,271 100

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas P. Salmon 10,552 99.0
Democratic Other 109 1.0
Total votes 10,661 100

General election

Results

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1972 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas P. Salmon 101,751 53.8
Independent Vermonters Thomas P. Salmon 2,782 1.5
Total Thomas P. Salmon 104,533 55.3
Republican Luther F. Hackett 82,491 43.6
Liberty Union Bernie Sanders [3] 2,175 1.1
N/A Other 38 0.0
Total votes 189,237 100

References

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. ^ Tuesday, October 3, 1972, Bernard Sanders, 31, after losing the Senate race, runs for governor in 1972 under the Liberty Union banner. At a debate with his two major-party rivals at Johnson State College, Sanders wins repeated applause from a crowd of 350 students as he attacks the Republican and the Democratic candidates for governor. He accuses the GOP of a welfare policy that would make poor people "eat dirt" and chides both parties for not advocating stiff taxation of corporations in Vermont. http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2015/05/26/sanders-begin-political-revolution/27991467/