The Vermont Governer's seat is still open as of Wednesday, November 3rd. The race is too close to call and may need to go to Vermont lawmakers for a final vote.
Candidate Peter Shumlin is clinging to a lead of 49.4 percent and candidate Brian Dubie is close behind with 47.9 percent, as of Wednesday morning. So far, 89 percent of precincts have reported. 28 towns still need to report their voting totals, as of Wednesday morning at 1 am.
Vermont's Constitution reads that if no gubernatorial candidate receives 50 percent plus one vote of the election, it is up to Vermont lawmakers to vote by secret ballot once they are back in their new session in January. Considering that this is still two months away, Vermonters could be in for a long wait to find out who their new Governor.
A recount could be requested if the vote totals end up within 2 percentage points of each other, though Shumlin stands a good chance of taking the seat as Dubie was reported as having said that if he came in second, he wouldn't contest the election in the Legislature even if Shumlin failed to produce the needed 50 percent plus one vote.
Sources: burlingtonfreepress.com, kansascity.com