New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1931

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1931

← 1928 November 3, 1931 1934 →

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Nominee A. Harry Moore David Baird Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 735,504 505,451
Percentage 57.8% 39.7%

Governor before election

Morgan Foster Larson
Republican

Elected Governor

A. Harry Moore
Democratic

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 1931 was a race for Governor of New Jersey held on November 3, 1931. Democrat A. Harry Moore defeated Republican nominee David Baird Jr. with 57.82% of the vote.

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

  • A. Harry Moore, Democratic
  • David Baird Jr., Republican

Other candidates

  • Edmund R. Halsey, Independent
  • Owen M. Bruner, Prohibition Party
  • Herman F. Niessner, Socialist
  • John J. Ballam, Communist
  • John C. Butterworth, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • John A. Kelly, Taxpayers

Results

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1931[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic A. Harry Moore 735,504 57.82%
Republican David Baird Jr. 505,451 39.74%
Independent Edmund R. Halsey 13,474 1.06%
Prohibition Owen M. Bruner 8,101 0.64%
Socialist Herman F. Niessner 5,247 0.41%
Communist John J. Ballam 1,753 0.14%
Socialist Labor John C. Butterworth 1,553 0.12%
Independent John A. Kelly 951 0.08%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1931. Retrieved September 3, 2015. 
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