1936 Nebraska gubernatorial election

The 1936 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1936, and featured incumbent Governor Robert L. Cochran, a Democrat, defeating Republican nominee, newspaper publisher and former state legislator Dwight Griswold, to win a second two-year term in office. Former State Attorney General Ora S. Spillman unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination.

1936 Nebraska gubernatorial election

← 1934 November 3, 1936 1938 →
  Gov. Roy L. Cochran.jpg Dwight Griswold.png
Nominee Robert L. Cochran Dwight Griswold
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 333,412 257,267
Percentage 55.9% 43.1%

1936 Nebraska gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Cochran:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Griswold:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Robert L. Cochran
Democratic

Elected Governor

Robert L. Cochran
Democratic

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1936[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Cochran (incumbent) 333,412 55.90%
Republican Dwight Griswold 257,267 43.13%
Independent Peter Mehrens 5,746 0.96%
Total votes 596,425 100.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board 1936 General Election" (PDF). Retrieved October 2, 2017.