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1820 Vermont gubernatorial election

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1820 Vermont gubernatorial election

← 1819 October 12, 1820 (1820-10-12) 1821 →
 
Richard Skinner.jpg
Nominee Richard Skinner
Party Democratic-Republican
Popular vote 13,152
Percentage 93.4%

Governor before election

Jonas Galusha
Democratic-Republican

Elected Governor

Richard Skinner
Democratic-Republican

The 1820 Vermont gubernatorial election for Governor of Vermont took place in September and October, and resulted in the election of Richard Skinner to a one-year term.[1]

The Vermont General Assembly met in Montpelier on October 12.[1] The Vermont House of Representatives appointed a committee to review the votes of the freemen of Vermont for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, and members of the governor's council.[1] With incumbent Jonas Galusha not a candidate for reelection, and the Federalist Party defunct, Democratic-Republican Richard Skinner was the only major candidate.[2] The committee determined that Skinner had easily won a one-year term against only scattering opposition.[1]

In the election for lieutenant governor, incumbent Paul Brigham was not a candidate for reelection and the committee determined that Democratic-Republican William Cahoon had been elected to a one-year term.[2] Vote totals were not recorded, but a contemporary newspaper account indicated that only 1,007 votes were cast for scattering opposition.[2]

Benjamin Swan was elected to a one-year term as treasurer, his twenty-first.[1] Though nominally a Federalist, Swan was usually endorsed by the Democratic-Republicans and often ran unopposed.[2] Vote totals for the 1820 election were not recorded, but an October 17 newspaper article indicated that Swan had been unanimously reelected, with no votes for any other candidates.[2]

In the race for governor, the results of the popular vote were reported as follows.[1]

Results

1820 Vermont gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Richard Skinner 13,152 93.4%
Scattering 934 6.6%
Total votes '14,086' '100%'

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Walton, E. P., ed. (1878). Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont. VI. Montpelier, VT: J. & J. M. Poland. pp. 288–299 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b c d e "From Montpelier". Rutland Herald. Rutland, VT. October 17, 1820. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
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