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Vermont's GOP governor wins reelection after voting for Biden

Vermont's GOP governor wins reelection after voting for Biden
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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) won reelection on Tuesday after revealing that he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

Scott fended off Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman (D) for reelection to his position. The Associated Press called the race at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday night. 

Scott told reporters on Election Day that he voted for Biden, according to independent news website sevendaysvt.com.

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Late in August, Scott indicated that he would not vote for President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden prepares to confront Putin Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting Senate investigation of insurrection falls short MORE but did not confirm who he would vote for. 

“I have not decided at this point whether to cast a vote for former Vice President BidenJoe BidenBiden prepares to confront Putin Ukrainian president thanks G-7 nations for statement of support Biden aims to bolster troubled Turkey ties in first Erdoğan meeting MORE,” Scott said at the time. “But it’s something that I would consider. I just haven't made that decision at this point.” 

The AP called Vermont's presidential race in Biden’s favor Tuesday night shortly after polls closed. The state has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988 and was carried by Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden prepares to confront Putin Ending the same-sex marriage wars Trump asks Biden to give Putin his 'warmest regards' MORE in 2016 by 26 percentage points.