2016 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont

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United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, At-large district, 2016

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Nominee Peter Welch Erica Clawson
Party Democratic Liberty Union
Alliance Republican none
Popular vote 264,414 29,410
Percentage 89.5% 10.0%

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County Results

Welch

  80-90%
  90-100%

Representative
At-large before election

Peter Welch
Democratic

Elected Representative
At-large

Peter Welch
Democratic

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the U.S. Representative from the state of Vermont from Vermont's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on August 9.

Peter Welch, a Democrat who was first elected in 2006, announced he would run for reelection, rather than run for Governor of Vermont.[1] Welch faced no opposition in the Democratic primary, and also won the Republican primary on write-in votes; Welch accepted both nominations.[2] Welch was re-elected with 89.5% of the vote, with Erica Clawson of the Liberty Union Party receiving 9.2%.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch 67,285 91.97
Democratic Write-in 345 0.47
Democratic Spoiled votes 122 0.17
Democratic Blank votes 5,410 7.39
Total votes 73,162 100

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • None

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Welch (write-in) 2,093 4.51
Republican Write-in 1,335 2.88
Republican Spoiled votes 548 1.18
Republican Blank votes 42,418 91.43
Total votes 46,394 100

Liberty Union primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Erica Clawson [4]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Vermont at-large congressional district, 2016 [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Peter Welch (incumbent) 264,414 89.53% +25.12%
Liberty Union Erica Clawson 29,410 9.96% +8.88%
n/a Write-ins 1,510 0.51% +0.41%
Total votes 295,334 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pathé, Simone (June 26, 2015). "Vermont Rep. Welch Won't Run for Governor". Roll Call. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/peter-welch-vermont-democrat-republican-229251
  3. ^ a b "Vermont Election Results - Primary Election - August 9, 2016". Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  4. ^ "Candidates register to appear on ballots". The Burlington Free Press. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Official Results - General Election - November 8, 2016". Vermont Secretary of State. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016.