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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1986 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 04, 1986 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 04, 1986 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1987 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1989 - 12:00pm
Turnout 38.46% Total Population
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifiedJoshua L. December 10, 2004 11:55am
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Description Madeleine Kunin fell 5,874 votes short of a majority in the General Election of 1986. The joint assembly convened on January 8, 1987 to hear the report of the canvassing committee and, in the case of the office of Governor, to Vote by joint ballot for the three candidates who received the greatest number of votes. On the first ballot, when the ballots were taken and counted, the result was as follows:

Total votes cast:
179
Percent: 100

Necessary for election: 90
50 plus 1 vote

Madeleine M. Kunin had: 139
77.7 %

Peter Smith had: 39
21.8%

Bernard Sanders had: 1
.5%


Madeleine Kunin was declared to be the Governor of the State of Vermont for the two years next ensuing.

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/06/1984
NameMadeleine M. Kunin Votes116,938 (50.03%)
Term01/03/1985 - 01/03/1987 Margin3,674 (+1.57%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1988
NameMadeleine M. Kunin Votes134,558 (55.34%)
Term01/03/1989 - 01/03/1991 Margin29,239 (+12.03%)
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Name (I) Gov. Madeleine M. Kunin Lt. Gov. Peter P. Smith Mayor Bernie Sanders Richard Gottlieb Scattering  
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Liberty Union  
Campaign Logo  
Uncertified Votes92,485 (47.01%) 75,239 (38.25%) 28,418 (14.45%) 491 (0.25%) 83 (0.04%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -17,246 (-8.77%) -64,067 (-32.57%) -91,994 (-46.76%) -92,402 (-46.97%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 12/1 $478,294.00 12/1 $482,236.00 12/1 $55,158.00 $-- $--  
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