|Elections in Vermont|
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||Luther F. Hackett||33,323||54.4|
|Republican||James M. Jeffords||27,902||45.5|
|Democratic||Thomas P. Salmon||10,552||99.0|
|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 ||2,175||1.1|
- "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- 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/
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