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Vt. To Do Random Audit Of Voter Tabulator Results
Tuesday, 11/27/12
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says the state's election division will be doing a random audit of voter tabulator results in the recent election.
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Group Says Vt. Needs To Update Campaign Finance Laws
Tuesday, 11/20/12
By Ross Sneyd
A group of left-leaning political activists say the Legislature needs to shed light on the operations of "super PACs" well before the next election.
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Brock Spent $800,000 In Unsuccessful Gubernatorial Bid
Friday, 11/16/12
New campaign finance reports show that Vermont Republican gubernatorial challenger Randy Brock spent more than $806,000 in his unsuccessful attempt to unseat Democratic Governor Peter Shumlin.
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Analysis: Statehouse Democrats Will Bolster Shumlin's Agenda
Saturday, 11/10/12
By Peter Biello
Now that Election Day is over, we survey the new political landscape and discuss what's in store for the Shumlin administration.
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Election 2012: It's All About The Economy
Saturday, 11/10/12
By Bob Kinzel
Two Middlebury College political science professors say the results of the 2012 presidential campaign show that the election was largely determined by voters' views on the economy and not on the day-to-day events that received a lot of attention from political pundits.
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Democrats Maintain Big Majorities In Legislature
Thursday, 11/08/12
By Ross Sneyd
Vermont Democrats picked up two members in the state House in this week's election and will control 96 seats when they return in January.
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Vt. Republicans Consider Future Following Big Losses On Election Night
Thursday, 11/08/12
By Bob Kinzel
Many political observers felt the GOP candidate for Auditor, state senator Vince Illuzzi, had a good chance of winning his race. But in the end he lost to Democrat Doug Hoffer.  Illuzzi said having an "R" next to his name turned out to be a liability.
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Victorious Shumlin Vows To Stay Course On Health Care, Energy Policy
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By John Dillon
In his first post-election news conference, Governor Peter Shumlin said his victory - and that of other Democrats in Vermont - shows that voters here are not swayed by political action committees or expensive ad campaigns.
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Tangled Up In Blue
Thursday, 11/08/12
By Jane Lindholm
Vermont was once a state of rock-ribbed Republicans, but its “Blue-state” status was solidified on Tuesday. So where does the Vermont GOP go from here?
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Democratic Women Take New Hampshire
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
It was an exciting election night in New Hampshire. VPR's Mitch Wertlieb speaks with John Gregg, editor of the Valley News.
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Dunsmore Analyzes Election's Foreign Policy Implications
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
With a look at what President Barack Obama's second term will mean for foreign policy we're joined by veteran diplomatic and foreign correspondent for ABC News and VPR commentator, Barrie Dunsmore.
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Vermont Continues To Be Blue State
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Mitch Wertlieb
Vermonters went to the polls yesterday. And it was a good day for Democrats in Vermont. Democrats won all the statewide races, except for Lieutenant Governor, Phil Scott will continue to hold that post And Independent Bernie Sanders will continue to be U.S. Senator. Retired Middlebury College Political Scientist Eric Davis joins VPR's Mitch Wertlieb for a look at the election.
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Handful Of Incumbents Lose House Seats
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Ross Sneyd
A handful of incumbents have lost their bids for re-election to the Vermont House.
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Split Vote On Castleton Town Hall
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Nina Keck
In Castleton, a controversial vote on whether or not to renovate the historic town office building took an interesting twist.  
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Democrats May Have Picked Up Senate Seat
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Ross Sneyd
With all but two towns reporting in the Essex-Orleans district, returns show former Representative John Rodgers of Glover taking a seat vacated by Republican Senator Vince Illuzzi.
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Bernie Sanders Cruises To Re-Election
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Independent Senator Bernie Sanders cruised to re-election Tuesday night, defeating Republican John MacGovern with more than 70 percent of the vote.
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Rep. Welch Wins Fourth Term
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Congressman Peter Welch won a fourth term representing Vermont, easily defeating political newcomer Mark Donka.
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Lt. Gov. Scott Becomes Lone Republican
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Lynne McCrea
Lt. Governor Phil Scott is the sole Republican to win a statewide office in Vermont this year. Scott easily defeated Cassandra Gekas, who ran as both a Democrat and a Progressive.
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Pearce Wins Solid Victory
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Bob Kinzel
Incumbent Democratic Treasurer Beth Pearce has won a solid victory over her Republican challenger Wendy Wilton. Many political observers thought this race was going to be very close, but in the end, Pearce won by a margin of roughly ten percentage points.
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At the Bottom of the Ticket, Vt. Republicans Reel From Losses
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Election night was a tough one for Republicans in Vermont - from the top of the ticket to the bottom. Voters chose to move forward with Democrats in all races but one.
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Shumlin Beats Brock To Win 2nd Term
Tuesday, 11/06/12
By John Dillon
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has won a second term. The Democrat easily defeated Republican state Sen. Randy Brock.
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Vt. Votes Overwhelmingly For President Obama
Tuesday, 11/06/12
Vermont voters have overwhelmingly backed the re-election bid of President Barack Obama, giving him the state's three electoral votes.
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Vermonters Reflect On The Campaign Season
Tuesday, 11/06/12
After Vermonters emerged from their town halls and other polling sites today, many of them stopped to reflect on the campaign season.
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Exit Poll Shows Economy Still The Top Concern For Vermonters
Tuesday, 11/06/12
About half of Vermont's voters said the economy is the most important issue facing the country.
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After Propane Leak, Barre Moves Polling Place
Tuesday, 11/06/12
A propane leak in Barre has forced the evacuation of the city's polling place at the Barre Auditorium, and city officials have moved the location to the Old Labor Hall on Granite Street.
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