2020 Vermont gubernatorial election
Scott: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70% 70–80% 80–90% >90%
Zuckerman: 40–50% 50–60%
The 2020 Vermont gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the Governor of Vermont. As Vermont does not impose term limits upon its governors, incumbent Republican Governor Phil Scott was eligible to run for reelection to a third two-year term in office. On November 18, 2019, he confirmed that he was running for reelection, but did not yet publicly announce his campaign. On May 28, 2020, he officially announced his candidacy but stated that he would not campaign, maintain a campaign staff, or fundraise because of the state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Vermont. The primary was held on August 11. Scott won re-election to a third term, defeating Progressive and Democratic nominee, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman. Scott's 41% victory margin was the largest in the state's gubernatorial election since 1996, and the largest for a Republican candidate since 1950.
Leaders within the Progressive Party endorsed David Zuckerman for the gubernatorial election, advocating for Zuckerman to be elected with write-in voters. The party has stated that if Cris Ericson won the primary, "they would likely issue a 'non-endorsement.'" On election night the progressive nomination was listed as too close to call. Zuckerman was confirmed to have won the nomination a few days later when the final write-in vote count was confirmed.
Eliminated in primary
- Cris Ericson, marijuana legalization activist, perennial candidate, and candidate for Governor in 2002, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2016, and 2018, candidate for US Senator in 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2016, candidate for US Representative in 2018
- Boots Wardinski, Newbury resident, Liberty Union nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2016