1868 Missouri gubernatorial election

The 1868 Missouri gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1868 and resulted in a victory for the Republican nominee, Congressman Joseph W. McClurg, over Democratic nominee former Congressman John S. Phelps.

1868 Missouri gubernatorial election
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  Joseph W. McClurg - Brady-Handy.jpg John smith phelps.jpg
Nominee Joseph W. McClurg John S. Phelps
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 82,090 62,778
Percentage 56.67% 43.33%

Governor before election

Thomas Clement Fletcher
Republican

Elected Governor

Joseph W. McClurg
Republican

This was the first election a governor was elected to a 2-year term, instead of 4 years. Missouri would return to electing its governors to 4-year terms in 1880.

ResultsEdit

1868 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joseph W. McClurg 82,090 56.67 -13.65
Democratic John S. Phelps 62,778 43.33 +13.65
Majority 19,312 13.34 -27.30
Turnout 144,868 12.26
Republican hold Swing

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