1881 Mississippi gubernatorial election

The 1881 Mississippi gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1881, in order to elect the Governor of Mississippi. Incumbent Governor John M. Stone ran for reelection to a second full term, but lost the Democratic nomination to Robert Lowry.

1881 Mississippi gubernatorial election
← 1877 November 8, 1881 1885 →
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Nominee Robert Lowry Benjamin King
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 77,727 52,009
Percentage 59.92% 40.08%

Governor before election

John M. Stone
Democratic

Elected Governor

Robert Lowry
Democratic

General electionEdit

In the general election, Democratic candidate Robert Lowry defeated Republican candidate Benjamin King. The election was marred by massive fraud, and would mark the last time until 1975 in which a non-Democrat received more than 40% of the vote.[1][2]

ResultsEdit

Mississippi gubernatorial election, 1881[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert Lowry 77,727 59.92
Republican Benjamin King 52,009 40.08
Total votes 129,736 100.00
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cresswell, Stephen Edward (1995). Multiparty Politics in Mississippi, 1877-1902. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. p. 200. ISBN 0878057706.
  2. ^ Sansing, David G. "Robert Lowry: Thirty-second Governor of Mississippi: 1882-1890". Mississippi History Now. Retrieved December 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "MS Governor 1881". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 10, 2016.