August 27th, 2010
07:14 PM ET
9 years ago

Winner emerges in Vermont's 5-way Democratic primary

(CNN) - The winner of Tuesday's five-way Democratic gubernatorial primary in Vermont emerged Friday and the runner-up quickly called for a recount, with 197 votes separating the top two candidates.

According to uncertified results released Friday by the office of Vermont's Secretary of State, Peter Shumlin has won the election with 18,276 votes. Doug Racine received 18,079 votes. Out of 74,634 votes cast, the 197 the separate Shumlin and Racine represent just one quarter of one percent.

"That is less than one vote per town," Racine told reporters at a press conference Friday.

"I've just spoken with Peter [Shumlin], and I told him I would be requesting a recount," Racine said. "Peter said he would support my decision."

–CNN Producer Laura Bernardini contributed to this report

(Updated at 7:35 p.m. ET)

Filed under: 2010 • Vermont
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. George of the jungle

    well at least he is supporting the request unlike the repos that won't talk to each other after an election .

    August 27, 2010 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. zz

    Vermont needs more Republicans....these Democrats spend too much. They tax the hardest working americans to give free stuff to the laziest american.

    August 27, 2010 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  3. Keith in Austin

    So we have a winner among 5 liberal Democrats! This is like the quote; "In a crowd of the blind, a one-eyed man is King"

    Let's talk after the General Elections in November!

    August 27, 2010 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |