(The following was originally published in the Burlington Free Press.)
MONTPELIER – Progressive Dean Corren did indeed win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, with 3,874 votes over Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, who received 1,895, final primary election results released Tuesday SHOW.
The results came Tuesday after members of three major political parties joined Secretary of State Jim Condos in certifying results of the Aug. 26 primary. Write-in totals had been unavailable until then.
The newly released numbers also clarify that Libertarian Dan Feliciano received 2,093 write-in votes for the Republican nomination for governor. That put him far behind Republican Scott Milne, who received 11,486, or about 72 percent of the vote. Steve Berry totaled 1,106 votes and Emily Peyton had 1,060. Democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin also received 108 votes in the Republican primary.