*** UPDATED 12:37 AM ET *** With 87 percent of the vote in, three Democrats running for governor of Vermont were separated by just one percentage point, with just 75 votes separating the top-two vote-getters, Peter Shumlin and Doug Racine. Despite the liberal leanings of this state, this race is likely a toss up this fall. The state's current governor is the popular Jim Douglas. His lieutenant governor, the aptly named Brian Dubie, is the GOP nominee.
Here's the vote so far:
227 of 260 precincts - 87 percent
Peter Shumlin 16,273 - 25 percent
Doug Racine 16,198 - 25 percent
Deb Markowitz 15,505 - 24 percent
Matt Dunne 13,403 - 21 percent
Susan Bartlett 3,418 - 5 percent