1848 Missouri gubernatorial election

The 1848 Missouri gubernatorial election was held on August 7, 1848, the Democratic nominee, Austin Augustus King, defeated Whig candidate James S. Rollins.

1848 Missouri gubernatorial election
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Nominee Austin Augustus King James S. Rollins
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 48,921 33,968
Percentage 59.02% 40.98%

Governor before election

John Cummins Edwards
Democratic

Elected Governor

Austin Augustus King
Democratic

ResultsEdit

1848 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Austin Augustus King 48,921 59.02 +4.91
Whig James S. Rollins 33,968 40.98 -4.91
Majority 14,953 18.04 +9.82
Turnout 82,889 21.60
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race – Aug 07, 1848". Our Campaigns. 2005-03-08. Retrieved 2013-03-22.