1898 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1898

← 1896 September 6, 1898 (1898-09-06) 1900 →
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Nominee Edward C. Smith Thomas W. Moloney
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 38,555 14,686
Percentage 71.0% 27.0%

Governor before election

Josiah Grout
Republican

Elected Governor

Edward C. Smith
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1898 took place on September 6, 1898. Incumbent Republican Josiah Grout, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate Edward C. Smith defeated Democratic candidate Thomas W. Moloney to succeed him.

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1898[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Edward C. Smith 38,555 71.0
Democratic Thomas W. Moloney 14,686 27.0
Prohibition Cyrus W. Wyman 1,075 2.0
N/A Other 21 0.0
Total votes 54,337 100

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.