Smith Announces New Write-In Bid

The loser of Vermont’s Progressive Party primary for governor says she’ll run as an independent write-in candidate in the general election.

Vt. Judge Confirms Abbott Wins Progressive Primary

A Vermont judge has ruled that Martha Abbott is the winner of the Progressive Party primary election for governor. Abbott has withdrawn and won’t run in the general election. But under Vermont law, that doesn’t throw the race to the second-place finisher, write-in candidate Annette Smith.

Progressive Primary Recount Continues Across Vermont

A recount in the Progressive Party primary for governor continues, as officials in 14 counties carefully sort, separate and tabulate the ballots. The counters gathered first thing in the morning in courthouses around the state. For their troubles, they got $30, free snacks, and an eye-straining chore of carefully examining each ballot.