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Vermont

U.S. President -- Vermont
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John F. Kerry (D) 183,621  59  
 George W. Bush * (R) 120,710  39  
 Other 6,168  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Vermont has 3 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Results

Vermont Governor
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Jim Douglas * (R) 181,274  59  
 Peter Clavelle (D) 117,191  38  
 Other 10,038  3  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. Senate -- Vermont
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:99%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Patrick J. Leahy * (D) 212,850  71  
 Jack A. McMullen (R) 74,704  25  
 Other 14,339  5  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Vermont At Large District
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:99%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Bernard Sanders * (OTH) 201,340  68  
 Greg T. Parke (R) 72,004  24  
 Other 24,251  8  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

Vermont Politics

Republican Gov. Jim Douglas is up for re-election in 2004. He takes on Democrat Peter Clavelle, the mayor of Burlington. Both Douglas and Clavelle were unopposed in the primaries.

Douglas first won the position in 2003, more than two months after he failed to get a majority vote at the polls and the election was thrown to the Vermont Legislature. Douglas edged Democrat Doug Racine, 45 percent to 42 percent. Under the state Constitution, the Legislature chooses the governor when no candidate gets a majority. The lawmakers chose Douglas over Racine, 159-16.

Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy will face re-election in 2004 with a run against Republican Jack McMullen. The businessman lost hte GOP primary to face Leahy six years ago. Leahy was first elected to the Senate in 1974.

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean sought the Democratic presidential nomination until abandoning it in February 2004 _ when only one month before he was the candidate to beat. Dean finished a poor third in Iowa, second in New Hampshire and managed just single digits in several states through early February. His campaign attracted scores of followers and a Democratic record $41 million in campaign dollars largely through the Internet but no real votes were produced at the polls.

In the 2002 elections, in the state's lone House race, Rep. Bernie Sanders won a seventh term; his chief challenger, Republican William Meub, had practically conceded during debate.

--The Associated Press

       


Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 54.3%
Republicans: McCain with 60.3%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 50.6%
Bush (R): 40.7%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 53.4%
Dole (R): 31.1%

Election Dates
Presidential primary
March 2, 2004

State primary
September 14, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 15
   Unpledged: 7
   Total: 22
Republican Delegates: 18
Electoral Votes: 3






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