1930 Nevada gubernatorial election

The 1930 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1930. Incumbent Republican Fred B. Balzar defeated Democratic nominee Charles L. Richards with 53.25% of the vote.

1930 Nevada gubernatorial election

← 1926 November 4, 1930 1934 →
 
Nominee Fred B. Balzar Charles L. Richards
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 18,442 16,192
Percentage 53.25% 46.75%

County results
Balzar:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Richards:      50–60%

Governor before election

Fred B. Balzar
Republican

Elected Governor

Fred B. Balzar
Republican

Primary elections

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Primary elections were held on September 2, 1930.[1]

Democratic primary

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Candidates

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Results

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Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles L. Richards 4,856 52.27
Democratic Horace A. Agee 4,435 47.73
Total votes 9,291 100.00

Republican primary

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Candidates

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Results

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Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred B. Balzar (incumbent) 8,142 58.45
Republican Edwin E. Roberts 3,907 28.05
Republican R. H. Cowles 1,880 13.50
Total votes 13,929 100.00

General election

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Candidates

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  • Fred B. Balzar, Republican
  • Charles L. Richards, Democratic

Results

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1930 Nevada gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Fred B. Balzar (incumbent) 18,442 53.25% +0.25%
Democratic Charles L. Richards 16,192 46.75% -0.25%
Majority 2,250 6.50%
Total votes 34,634 100.00%
Republican hold Swing +0.50%

Results by county

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County Fred B. Balzar
Republican
Charles L. Richards
Democratic
Margin Total votes cast[2]
# % # % # %
Churchill 1,008 53.76% 867 46.24% 141 7.52% 1,875
Clark 1,545 46.61% 1,770 53.39% -225 -6.79% 3,315
Douglas 543 72.89% 202 27.11% 341 45.77% 745
Elko 1,733 53.42% 1,511 46.58% 222 6.84% 3,244
Esmeralda 272 42.57% 367 57.43% -95 -14.87% 639
Eureka 229 44.55% 285 55.45% -56 -10.89% 514
Humboldt 599 49.75% 605 50.25% -6 -0.50% 1,204
Lander 409 51.71% 382 48.29% 27 3.41% 791
Lincoln 620 41.78% 864 58.22% -244 -16.44% 1,484
Lyon 892 59.71% 602 40.29% 290 19.41% 1,494
Mineral 621 61.49% 389 38.51% 232 22.97% 1,010
Nye 909 49.24% 937 50.76% -28 -1.52% 1,846
Ormsby 747 69.68% 325 30.32% 422 39.37% 1,072
Pershing 548 47.82% 598 52.18% -50 -4.36% 1,146
Storey 187 49.47% 191 50.53% -4 -1.06% 378
Washoe 5,648 55.66% 4,500 44.34% 1,148 11.31% 10,148
White Pine 1,932 51.81% 1,797 48.19% 135 3.62% 3,729
Totals 18,442 53.25% 16,192 46.75% 2,250 6.50% 34,634

Counties that flipped from Democratic to Republican

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Counties that flipped from Republican to Democratic

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References

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  1. ^ a b c Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Nevada Secretary of State. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State 1929-1930. Carson City, Nevada: State Printing Office. p. 28.