New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1946

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1946

← 1943 November 5, 1946 1949 →

 
Nominee Alfred E. Driscoll Lewis G. Hansen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 807,378 585,960
Percentage 57.08% 41.42%

Governor before election

Walter Evans Edge
Republican

Elected Governor

Alfred E. Driscoll
Republican

The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 1946 was a race for Governor of New Jersey held on November 5, 1946. Republican Alfred E. Driscoll defeated Democratic nominee Lewis G. Hansen with 57.08% of the vote.

For the last time, the Governor of New Jersey was elected to a 3-year term. Afterwards, New Jersey gubernatorial elections, would be for terms of 4 years.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on Tuesday June 4, 1946.[1]

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alfred E. Driscoll 281,715 57.96
Republican Harold G. Hoffman 204,306 42.04
Republican Alexander H. Smith 309,157
Total votes 100.00

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lewis G. Hansen 162,845 '
Democratic George E. Brunner 161,214
Total votes 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Results

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1946[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alfred E. Driscoll 807,378 57.08%
Democratic Lewis G. Hansen 585,960 41.42%
Socialist Workers Alan Kohlman 9,823 0.69%
Communist Lawrence Mahan 4,031 0.29%
Socialist Rubye Smith 2,326 0.16%
Independent Robert L. Gittings 2,108 0.15%
Socialist Labor George E. Bopp 1,476 0.10%
Prohibition John Binns 1,425 0.10%
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. 1946. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1946. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
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