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By The Numbers: Milne versus Shumlin


by Ivan Shadis


  • Overall Vermont population (this includes children): 626,146
  • Statewide voter turnout, 2014 midterm election: 193,500 (43.7 percent of about 443,000 registered voters)
  • Statewide voter turnout, 2010 midterms: 243,453 (54 percent of about 453,180 voters)
  • Total votes for Democrat Peter Shumlin on Nov. 4 2014: 89,509
  • Total votes for Republican Scott Milne on Nov. 4: 87,075
  • Milne won against Shumlin in nine out of 14 counties.
  • Margin of votes by which Scott Milne won Washington County: 41 votes
  • Municipalities in Washington County that voted for Scott Milne: Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Cabot, Duxbury, Marshfield, Northfield and Roxbury.
  • Municipalities in Washington County that voted for Peter Shumlin: Calais, East Montpelier, Fayston, Middlesex, Montpelier, Moretown, Plainfield, Waitsfield, Warren, Waterbury and Worcester.
  • (Milne) Total campaign expenditures $211,106
  • (Shumlin) Total campaign expenditures $890,312
  • Times the Legislature has voted for governor when none of the candidates get over 50 percent of the votes): 23 times
  • Times the Legislature by joint assembly has selected as governor a candidate who did not receive the most votes: Three times
  • Number of candidates the Legislature may choose from for governor: The top three vote-getters