Vermont gubernatorial election, 1978 Article

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1978

←  1976 November 7, 1978 (1978-11-07) 1980 →
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Nominee Richard A. Snelling Edwin Granai
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 78,181 42,482
Percentage 62.8% 34.1%

Governor before election

Richard A. Snelling
Republican

Elected Governor

Richard A. Snelling
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1978 took place on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Republican Richard A. Snelling ran successfully for a second term as Governor of Vermont, defeating Democratic candidate Edwin C. Granai.

Republican primary

Results

Republican primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Richard A. Snelling ( inc.) 30,454 99.0
Republican Other 316 1.0
Total votes 30,770 100

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edwin C. Granai 8,572 64.6
Democratic Bernard O'Shea 4,570 34.5
Democratic Other 121 0.9
Total votes 13,263 100

Liberty Union primary

Results

Liberty Union primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberty Union Earl S. Gardner 174 93.0
Liberty Union Other 13 7.0
Total votes 187 100

General election

Results

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1978 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Richard A. Snelling ( inc.) 78,181 62.8
Democratic Edwin C. Granai 42,482 34.1
Liberty Union Earl S. Gardner 3,629 2.9
N/A Other 190 0.2
Total votes 124,482 100

References

  1. ^ a b c "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.