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1940 United States Senate special election in Vermont

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The 1940 United States Senate special election in Vermont took place on November 5, 1940. Republican George Aiken was elected to the United States Senate to serve the remainder of the deceased Ernest W. Gibson, Sr.'s term, defeating Democratic candidate Herbert B. Comings. Aiken replaced Gibson's son, Ernest W. Gibson, Jr., who was appointed to fill the seat until a special election could be held.

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1940

← 1938 November 5, 1940 (1940-11-05) 1944 →
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Nominee George Aiken Herbert Comings
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 87,150 54,263
Percentage 58.2% 38.4%

U.S. Senator before election

Ernest W. Gibson, Jr.
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

George Aiken
Republican

Contents

Republican primaryEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican George Aiken 36,237 55.4%
Republican Ralph Flanders 29,216 44.6%
Republican Other 7 0.0%
Total votes 65,453 100.00%

Democratic primaryEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herbert B. Comings 5,621 99.2%
Democratic Other 48 0.8%
Total votes 5,669 100.0%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

United States Senate special election in Vermont, 1940[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican George Aiken 87,150 61.6%
Democratic Herbert B. Comings 54,263 38.4%
Total votes 141,413 100.0%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - U.S. Senator - 1914-2014" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 17 June 2015.