- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin appears to have eked out a victory over Republican challenger Scott Milne, but Milne isn’t conceding yet.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, an Associated Press tally shows the Democratic incumbent Shumlin leading Milne by a margin of 2,088 votes - or 46 percent to 45 percent.

With neither candidate winning more than 50 percent of the vote, the election goes to the Legislature in January, where Shumlin’s fellow Democrats control both houses. The last time lawmakers picked a governor who didn’t get the most popular votes was in 1853.

The AP isn’t calling the gubernatorial race because it won’t formally be decided until January.

Milne says he’s waiting for final figures from the secretary of state’s office.



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