|Elections in Vermont|
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. 
|Democratic||Madeleine M. Kunin ( inc.)||19,401||95.1|
|Republican||Peter Plympton Smith||24,837||96.8|
|Liberty Union||Richard F. Gottlieb||135||86.0|
|Democratic||Madeleine M. Kunin ( inc.)||92,485||47.0|
|Republican||Peter Plympton Smith||75,239||38.2|
|Independent||Bernie Sanders [ not in citation given]||28,418||14.4|
|Liberty Union||Richard F. Gottlieb||491||0.2|
- "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
- April Burbank; Mike Donoghue (May 26, 2015). Burlington Free Press
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