1896 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1896

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Nominee Josiah Grout J. Henry Jackson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 53,426 14,855
Percentage 76.4% 21.2%

Governor before election

Urban A. Woodbury
Republican

Elected Governor

Josiah Grout
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1896 took place on September 1, 1896. Incumbent Republican Urban A. Woodbury, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate Josiah Grout defeated Democratic candidate J. Henry Jackson to succeed him.

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1896[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Josiah Grout 53,426 76.4
Democratic J. Henry Jackson 14,855 21.2
People's Joseph Battell 831 1.2
Prohibition Rodney Whittemore 755 1.1
N/A Other 55 0.1
Total votes 69,922 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hand, Samuel B. "Mountain Rule Revisited" (PDF). Vermont Historical Society. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 3 January 2015.