New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1943

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1943

← 1940 November 2, 1943 1946 →

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Nominee Walter Evans Edge Vincent J. Murphy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 634,364 506,604
Percentage 55.2% 44.1%

Governor before election

Charles Edison
Democratic

Elected Governor

Walter Evans Edge
Republican

The 1943 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1943. Republican nominee Walter Evans Edge defeated Democratic nominee Vincent J. Murphy with 55.20% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 21, 1943.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Walter Evans Edge 170,385 100.00
Total votes 170,385 100.00

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vincent J. Murphy 162,845 100.00
Total votes 162,845 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

  • Walter Evans Edge, Republican
  • Vincent J. Murphy, Democratic

Other candidates

  • John C. Butterworth, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • John Binns, Prohibition Party
  • Roy V. H. Wilkinson, Socialist Party of America

Results

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1943[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Walter Evans Edge 634,364 55.20%
Democratic Vincent J. Murphy 506,604 44.08%
Socialist Labor John C. Butterworth 4,587 0.40%
Prohibition John Binns 2,074 0.18%
Socialist Roy V. H. Wilkinson 1,563 0.14%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor - State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1943. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1943. Retrieved August 30, 2015.
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