Gov. Peter Shumlin has been re-elected, according to the Associated Press.
“We think the projection is premature,” said Darcie Johnston, a campaign staff member for Randy Brock, the Republican challenger to Shumlin.
It’s not known if AP based the announcement on exit polling. Only five of the 275 precincts have reported with 59 percent (4,177 votes) in favor of Shumlin, and 38 percent (2,860) for Brock, based on the Vermont Secretary of State’s website.
If Shumlin has won, it’s a much quicker contest than Shumlin’s win in 2010 over Republican Brian Dubie, which went down to the last minute. Shumlin won by a little more than 2 percent or 4,000 votes.