1940 United States Senate election in Vermont

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1940

← 1934 November 5, 1940 (1940-11-05) 1946 →
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Nominee Warren Austin Ona Searles
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 93,283 47,101
Percentage 66.4% 33.6%

U.S. Senator before election

Warren Austin
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Warren Austin
Republican

The 1940 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Republican Warren Austin successfully ran for re-election to another term in the United States Senate, defeating Democratic candidate Ona S. Searles. Austin would resign in August 1946 to become United States Ambassador to the United Nations; Ralph Flanders was appointed to replace him and went on to win election to a full term in 1946.

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren Austin (inc.) 60,603 99.9
Republican Other 65 0.1
Total votes 60,668 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ona S. Searles 5,340 99.4
Democratic Other 33 0.6
Total votes 5,373 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1940[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren Austin (inc.) 93,283 66.4
Democratic Ona S. Searles 47,101 33.6
Total votes 140,384 100

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - U.S. Senator - 1914-2014" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 16 June 2015.