1918 Nebraska gubernatorial election

The 1918 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1918, and featured former Lieutenant Governor Samuel R. McKelvie, a Republican, defeating incumbent Democratic Governor, Keith Neville.

1918 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nominee Samuel R. McKelvie Keith Neville
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 120,888 97,886
Percentage 54.4% 44.1%

Governor before election

Keith Neville
Democratic

Elected Governor

Samuel R. McKelvie
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Keith Neville 38,629 62.13
Democratic Charles W. Bryan 23,548 37.87

Prohibition primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Prohibition primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Prohibition Julian D. Graves 172 93.99
Prohibition Charles W. Bryan 11 6.01

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel R. McKelvie 46,375 71.70
Republican Walter Johnson 18,308 28.30

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1918[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel R. McKelvie 120,888 54.41%
Democratic Keith Neville (incumbent) 97,886 44.06%
Prohibition Julian D. Graves 3,409 1.53%
Total votes 222,183 100.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Charles W. Pool. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election August 20, 1918" (PDF). Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "J. D. Graves of Peru Dies". Lincoln Evening Journal. January 22, 1937. J. D. Graves of Peru, attorney, real estate and insurance agent for many years, died Friday morning in an Omaha hospital at the age of 85. Though retired and in failing health for some years, he became seriously ill only this week. A resident of Peru nearly all his life, Mr. Graves was one of those foremost in obtaining state teachers' college for the town, and was associated with T. J. Majors for years fostering the school's growth and keeping it for Peru. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ Charles W. Pool. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board General Election November 5, 1918" (PDF). Retrieved October 10, 2017.