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1931 United States Senate special election in Vermont

The 1931 United States Senate special election in Vermont took place on March 31, 1931. Republican Warren Austin was elected to the United States Senate to serve the remainder of the deceased Frank L. Greene's term, defeating Democratic candidate Stephen M. Driscoll. Austin replaced Frank C. Partridge, who was appointed to fill the seat until a special election could be held and was defeated in the special primary.

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1931

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Nominee Warren Austin Stephen Driscoll
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 27,661 15,360
Percentage 64.0% 35.6%

U.S. Senator before election

Frank C. Partridge
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Warren Austin
Republican

Republican primaryEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren Austin 43,457 55.1
Republican Frank C. Partridge 35,416 44.9
Republican Other 21 0.0
Total votes 78,894 100

Democratic primaryEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Stephen M. Driscoll 1,836 98.9
Democratic Other 21 1.1
Total votes 1,857 100

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1931[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Warren Austin 27,661 64.0
Democratic Stephen M. Driscoll 15,360 35.6
N/A Other 183 0.4
Total votes 43,204 100

Change in Senate compositionEdit

Before the electionEdit

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9
D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28
D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32 D31 D30 D29
D39 D40 D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46 D47 FL1
Plurality ↓
R39 R40 R41 R42 R43 R44 R45 R46 R47 R48
Ran
R38 R37 R36 R35 R34 R33 R32 R31 R30 R29
R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28
R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8

After the special electionEdit

  D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8
D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9
D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28
D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32 D31 D30 D29
D39 D40 D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46 D47 FL1
Plurality ↓
R39 R40 R41 R42 R43 R44 R45 R46 R47 R48
Hold
R38 R37 R36 R35 R34 R33 R32 R31 R30 R29
R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28
R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8
Key:
D# Democratic
FL# Farmer–Labor
R# Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved June 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - U.S. Senator - 1914-2014" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved June 16, 2015.