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The Green Mountains' 'Red State' roots

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After the founding of the Republican Party in 1854, Vermont went Republican in 33 of the next 34 elections. The exception was Democrat Lyndon Johnson's landslide victory over Barry Goldwater in 1964.

In 1992, Vermont broke this tradition, voting for Bill Clinton over George Bush and has been a 'Blue State' ever since.

Even though Vermont has voted for Democrats in the last five elections, the state still has an 84-percent record of voting Republican, making it second only to Alaska in Republican loyalty over the history of the nation.

Vermont voters have chosen the candidate who emerged the winner in 34 of 55 elections -- 62 percent of the time.

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