With 96.16% of the vote in, it appears that having two Republicans on the ticket has cost the Vermont GOP the governorship. Dan Feliciano’s 4.37% of the vote total would have given Scott Milne a victory over Peter Shumlin.
In a deeply blue state, Peter Shumlin should look at these results as a strong rebuke to his performance as governor (hint…. VT Health Connect) and personality (hint… the shady land deal with his impoverished neighbor).
Combined with Phil Scott’s resounding defeat of Dean Corren, Democrat’s should be very wary of their hold on power. If Republicans should ever resolve their fixation with damning immigrants, gay and lesbians, and anyone else who looks to be not white and male, the Democrats could quickly find themselves out of favor.