New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1940

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1940

← 1937 November 5, 1940 1943 →

  Charles Edison.jpg Robert Clymer Hendrickson.jpg
Nominee Charles Edison Robert C. Hendrickson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 984,407 920,512
Percentage 51.4% 48.0%

Governor before election

A. Harry Moore
Democratic

Elected Governor

Charles Edison
Democratic

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 1940 was a race for Governor of New Jersey held on November 5, 1940. Democrat Charles Edison defeated Republican nominee Robert C. Hendrickson with 51.38% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on Tuesday May 21, 1940.[1]

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Edison 257,008 100.00
Total votes 257,008 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert C. Hendrickson 283,942 53.46
Republican Harold G. Hoffman 247,221 46.54
Total votes 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

  • Marion Douglas (Socialist)
  • Manuel Cantor (Communist)
  • John C. Butterworth (Socialist Labor Party of America)
  • Elmo L. Bateman (Prohibition Party)

Results

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1940[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles Edison 984,407 51.38%
Republican Robert C. Hendrickson 920,512 48.04%
Socialist Marion Douglas 7,607 0.40%
Communist Manuel Cantor 1,544 0.08%
Socialist Labor John C. Butterworth 1,411 0.07%
Prohibition Elmo L. Bateman 584 0.03%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor – State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1940. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1940. Retrieved August 31, 2015. 
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