The official vote count and turnout has been published on the Secretary of State's Web site, which you can access here.
So what do we see?
In the governor's race, Republican incumbent Jim Douglas received 53.4% of the vote to independent Anthony Pollina's
21.8% and Democrat Gaye Symington's
21.7%. The difference between Pollina
was 257 votes.
In the lieutenant governor's race, Republican incumbent Brian Dubie
got 55% to Democrat Tom Costello's 39.1%.
All the other incumbents for statewide office -- all Democrats -- won re-election with greater than 70 percent of the vote. Treasurer Jeb Spaulding
How many folks voted? Lots. The secretary of state says 326,822 or 71.9% of the registered voters. Nearly one-third of those voters cast their ballots early.
Which county had the highest turnout? Addison at 77.8%. The lowest? Orleans at 68.5%. Where were the most early votes cast? Chittenden
County with 36.3% of voters casting ballots before Election Day. Where were the fewest early votes cast? Essex County at 17.3%.
The town with the highest turnout -- Shelburne
. One district in the town recorded 89.9% turnout and the other came in at 88.9%. Where was turnout lowest? A section of Barre city, with 46.8%. The other two voting districts in Barre were 52.9% and 56.8%. The other low spot in the state was Norton at 49.2%.
There's other interesting stuff in the lists. Take a look.
-- Nancy Remsen