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Vermont elections, 2008

The Vermont Election in 2008 consisted of elections for federal, state, and local elections. All state offices are for two years; all terms expired in 2008. Elections included the gubernatorial, all state offices, including all state senators and representatives, the federal Congress and the presidential. There was no federal Senate seat open.

A primary election in August determined which candidates parties would choose to run in the general election in November. An earlier "primary" selected Vermont's choices for candidates for president.


72% of the voters, 327,301, turned out for the general election. This was the highest percentage, so far, in the 21st century.[1] A record 26% of young voters turned out.[2]


On February 24, 2008, polls showed Sen. Barack Obama leading Sen. Hillary Clinton by an average margin of 24% (57% to 33%), with 10% Not Sure.[3][4]

Democratic Party Results

Key: Withdrew
prior to contest
Vermont Democratic presidential primary, 2008
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
Barack Obama 91,901 59.31% 9
Hillary Clinton 59,806 38.59% 6
John Edwards 1,936 1.25% 0
Dennis Kucinich 1,010 0.65% 0
Write-in candidates 307 0.20% 0
Totals 154,960 100.00% 15

Republican Party Results

Official Results
Candidate Votes Percentage Delegates
John McCain 28,417 71.32% 17
Mike Huckabee 5,698 14.30% 0
Ron Paul 2,635 6.61% 0
Mitt Romney* 1,809 4.45% 0
Rudy Giuliani* 931 2.24% 0
Write-in 353 0.89% 0
Total 39,843 100% 17

* Candidate dropped out of the race before the primary

See also


  1. ^ Hallenbeck, Terri (25 July 2010). "Primary Indifference? Political season collides with vacation season". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. pp. 1A, 4A. 
  2. ^ LaFarge, Pier (11 August 2010). "My Turn: Young people demand climate action". Burlington, Vermont: Burlington Free Press. pp. 5B. 
  3. ^ "Vermont Democratic Presidential Primary". 2008-02-24. Archived from the original on 2008-02-28. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  4. ^ 2008 Vermont Democratic Presidential Primary
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