United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, 2016

United States House of Representatives election in Vermont, At-large district, 2016

November 8, 2016

 
Nominee Peter Welch Erica Clawson
Party Democratic Liberty Union
Alliance Republican none
Popular vote 264,414 29,410
Percentage 82.5% 9.2%

County Results

Welch

  80-90%
  90-100%

Representative
At-large before election

Peter Welch
Democratic

Elected Representative
At-large

Peter Welch
Democratic

The 2016 United States House of Representatives election in Vermont was held on November 8, 2016, to elect the U.S. Representative from the state of Vermont from Vermont's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on August 9.

Peter Welch, a Democrat who was first elected in 2006, announced he would run for reelection, rather than run for Governor of Vermont.[1] Welch faced no opposition in the Democratic primary, and also won the Republican primary on write-in votes; Welch accepted both nominations.[2] Welch was re-elected with 82.5% of the vote, with Erica Clawson of the Liberty Union Party receiving 9.2%.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch 67,285 91.97
Democratic Write-in 345 0.47
Democratic Spoiled votes 122 0.17
Democratic Blank votes 5,410 7.39
Total votes 73,162 100

Republican primary

Candidates

Declared

  • None

Results

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Welch (write-in) 2,093 4.51
Republican Write-in 1,335 2.88
Republican Spoiled votes 548 1.18
Republican Blank votes 42,418 91.43
Total votes 46,394 100

Liberty Union primary

Candidates

Declared

  • Erica Clawson [4]

General election

Results

Vermont At-large Congressional district election, 2016 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Peter Welch 264,414 82.51
Liberty Union Erica Clawson 29,410 9.18
Write-ins N/A 1,510 0.46
Spoiled Votes N/A 481 0.15
Blank Votes N/A 24,652 7.69
Total votes 320,467 100
Democratic hold

References

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