Election Night 1974: With nearly half the vote counted in Vermont, just 50 votes separate Republican Richard Mallary and Democrat Patrick Leahy -- with obscure Liberty Union Party candidate Bernie Sanders looking as the potential deciding factor

3:23 PM · Nov 15, 2021

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Leahy would ultimately win by 4,466 votes and begin the first of eight terms in the U.S. Senate
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Bernie just can't ever decide what party to join
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The problem it's your one party system I guess
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Good for Leahy for surviving politics so long with no major scandals
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This was it -- MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF YOUR LIFETIME IN VERMONT
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I was 28 working for a defense contractor in Georgetown DC that night.
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Mob plays the long game. Married to our laws. And nobody seems to notice. Or think , maybe we should just stand up for yourselves? We The People. We forgot we are in charge.
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The magical Solari boards.
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Thanks for this I love political history, I was almost 11 months old at this time
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