Vermont Legislature to Choose Next Governor After Neither Candidate Clears 50 Percent; Libertarian Taking 4.36 Percent


Vermont's Legislature will decide the winner of the governor's race in January after neither candidate got more than 50 percent of the vote. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin held a narrow lead over Republican challenger Scott Milne early Wednesday, but the race was too close to call.

With 90 percent of precincts reporting as of shortly before midnight, Shumlin had won 46.7 percent of the counted votes, according to an Associated Press tally. Milne had 45.2 percent, with five other candidates accounting for the balance.