Vermont gubernatorial election, 1986 Article

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1986

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Nominee Madeleine M. Kunin Peter Smith Bernie Sanders
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 92,485 75,239 28,418
Percentage 47.0% 38.2% 14.4%

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County results

Governor before election

Madeleine M. Kunin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Madeleine M. Kunin
Democratic

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1986 took place on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Democrat Madeleine M. Kunin ran successfully for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont, defeating Republican candidate Peter Plympton Smith and independent candidate Bernie Sanders. Since no candidate won a majority of the popular vote, Kunin was elected by the Vermont General Assembly per the state constitution. [1]

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Madeleine M. Kunin ( inc.) 19,401 95.1
Democratic Other 993 4.9
Total votes 20,394 100

Republican primary

Results

Republican primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Peter Plympton Smith 24,837 96.8
Republican Other 813 3.2
Total votes 25,650 100

Liberty Union primary

Results

Liberty Union primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberty Union Richard F. Gottlieb 135 86.0
Liberty Union Other 22 14.0
Total votes 157 100

General election

Results

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1986 [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Madeleine M. Kunin ( inc.) 92,485 47.0
Republican Peter Plympton Smith 75,239 38.2
Independent Bernie Sanders [3][ not in citation given] 28,418 14.4
Liberty Union Richard F. Gottlieb 491 0.2
N/A Other 83 0.1
Total votes 196,716 100

References

  1. ^ a b "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. ^ April Burbank; Mike Donoghue (May 26, 2015). Burlington Free Press http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/politics/2015/05/26/sanders-begin-political-revolution/27991467/. Missing or empty |title= ( help)