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1922 United States Senate election in Virginia

The 1922 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 7, 1922. Incumbent Senator Claude A. Swanson was re-elected to a third term after defeating Republican J. W. McGavock. Swanson and fellow Senator Carter Glass were the first U.S. Senators to be elected by popular vote (Swanson ran unopposed in 1916) following the passage of the 17th Amendment.

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1922

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Nominee Claude A. Swanson J. W. McGavock
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 116,393 42,903
Percentage 71.9% 26.5%

U.S. Senator before election

Claude A. Swanson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Claude A. Swanson
Democratic

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1922[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Claude A. Swanson (inc.) 116,393 71.88%
Republican J. W. McGavock 42,903 26.50%
Independent Matt N. Lewis 2,627 1.62%
Majority 73,490 45.39%
Turnout 161,923
Democratic hold

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