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After Election Day, finally, come the results. We're digging into the data with our panel of Vermont political reporters. We'll look at results from races at all levels: national, statewide, and local. From the presidential contest to the statewide races to your town's ballot questions.

Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States, the capstone of a tumultuous and divisive campaign that won over white voters with the promise to "Make America Great Again."

Trump crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold at 2:31 a.m. ET with a victory in Wisconsin, according to Associated Press projections.

Attorney General TJ Donovan says a lawsuit filed against the state of Vermont, for its alleged role in EB-5 frauds in the Northeast Kingdom, is without merit.
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Democrat T.J. Donovan is set to become Vermont's next attorney general, after handily winning the seat in Tuesday’s election. 

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Six years of Democratic rule in Vermont will soon come to an end. And after a resounding victory for Phil Scott in the race for governor on Tuesday, Republicans will retake the executive branch in January.

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In the race for Lieutenant Governor, Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman has defeated Republican Randy Brock and Liberty Union candidate Boots Wardinski.  

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Sen. Patrick Leahy has won an eighth term representing Vermont in Washington, D.C. The incumbent senator, who was widely expected to win, garnered more than 60 percent of the vote.

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Republicans will hold on to all three Rutland County Senate seats. Incumbents Kevin Mullin, Peg Flory and Brian Collamore say they're looking forward to returning to Montpelier. 

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Republican Phil Scott will be Vermont's next governor. Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman won the race for lieutenant governor, and T.J. Donovan will be Vermont's first new attorney general since 1997.

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According to the latest VPR Poll, Vermonters have been following the races for president and governor very closely. But the rest of the Vermont races, not so much. It's OK — that's where we come in.

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Maybe you voted early, or maybe you're joining the masses at the polls on actual Election Day ... Or maybe you've thrown up your hands in despair and decided not to vote at all. No matter how you're approaching your vote, we want to hear about it.

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Election Day is finally upon us. And here in Vermont, at least, the big electoral suspense is the neck-and-neck race for governor. 

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Secretary of State Jim Condos says he believes it is legal for a voter to take a photograph with their ballot because Vermont election law does not expressly prohibit this practice.

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Norman Boyden’s extra-large yard sign supporting Donald Trump for president is still standing outside of the clock shop he runs out of his home in Williston, despite the efforts of one or more vandals. 

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You know that feeling where your body is like a clenched fist and everything is darkness but also on fire? Welcome to the final days of election 2016. We're talking to psychologists about election anxiety, where it comes from, and what you can do about it.

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Vermont’s candidates for governor have spent most of their time on the campaign trail talking about taxes, the budget and the economy. But the issue of abortion may play heavily in the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, thanks to a super PAC started by Planned Parenthood. 

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Voters in the Lamoille-Washington House District will be sending at least one new face to Montpelier next year. 

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This election season has been a long and winding road and has seen just about everything.

It included a sustained challenge by Senator Bernie Sanders in an attempt to become the Democratic Presidential nominee. It also saw the top two statewide offices open up for the first time in six years.

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Vermont will choose a new governor on Tuesday. Thursday night, the candidates vying for Vermont's highest office met in a final statewide debate.

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Patrick Liebrecht, a Republican running to represent Colchester in the Vermont House of Representatives, is facing charges for allegedly posting “revenge porn” of his ex-girlfriend. Liebrecht says he will not drop out of the race. He plead not guilty to the charges and says the accusations are “absolutely” politically motivated.

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On Wednesday afternoon, Republican candidate for Senate Scott Milne got his first and only chance at a one-on-one debate with incumbent Democrat Patrick Leahy. He used the occasion to level some blistering criticism at his opponent, but Leahy says voters won’t respond favorably to the “negative” campaign tactics.

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