1940 West Virginia gubernatorial election

The 1940 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1940, to elect the governor of West Virginia.

1940 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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  Matthewneely.jpg Daniel Boone Dawson for Governor (cropped).jpg
Nominee Matthew M. Neely Daniel Boone Dawson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 496,028 383,698
Percentage 56.38% 43.62%

1940 West Virginia gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Neely:      50–60%      60–70%
Dawson:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

Homer A. Holt
Democratic

Elected Governor

Matthew M. Neely
Democratic

ResultsEdit

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew M. Neely 496,028 56.38
Republican Daniel Boone Dawson 383,698 43.62
Total votes 879,726 100
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor Race - Nov 05, 1940". Retrieved May 23, 2016.