1946 Idaho gubernatorial election

The 1946 Idaho gubernatorial election was held on November 5. Republican nominee C. A. Robins defeated Democratic incumbent Arnold Williams with 56.37% of the vote.[1][2]

1946 Idaho gubernatorial election

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Nominee C. A. Robins Arnold Williams
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 102,233 79,131
Percentage 56.37% 43.63%

Governor before election

Arnold Williams
Democratic

Elected Governor

C. A. Robins
Republican

Idaho changed the term for governor from two to four years starting with this election, and the winner was not allowed to run for a second term (self-succession) until 1958. Williams had become governor in November 1945, following the resignation of Charles Gossett, whom Williams immediately appointed to the U.S. Senate.[3][4]

Primary elections

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Primary elections were held on June 11, 1946.[5][6][7][8][9]

Democratic primary

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Candidates

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Republican primary

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Candidates

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General election

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Candidates

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  • C. A. Robins, Republican
  • Arnold Williams, Democratic

Results

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1946 Idaho gubernatorial election[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican C. A. Robins 102,233 56.37%
Democratic Arnold Williams (incumbent) 79,131 43.63%
Majority 23,102
Turnout 181,364
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References

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  1. ^ "GOP nears House control in landslide: Idaho follows suit; White only Democrat with chance". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. November 6, 1945. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Idaho GOP landslide like Democrat in '32". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. November 7, 1945. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Gov. Gossett resigns to take Senate post". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 17, 1945. p. 1.
  4. ^ "Gossett resigns to accept U.S. Senate seat; Arnold Williams is Idaho governor". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. November 18, 1945. p. 1.
  5. ^ Reynolds, Irvine W. (June 9, 1946). "Idaho voters have wide choice among candidates in primaries". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. p. 3, section 2.
  6. ^ Reynolds, Irvine W. (June 10, 1946). "Political field narrows after Tuesday primary". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. p. 2.
  7. ^ Pitman, Frank W. (June 12, 1946). "Donart defeats Gossett for Senate nomination". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. p. 1.
  8. ^ "For Governor". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. June 12, 1946. p. 3.
  9. ^ "Idaho vote heavy in primary race". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Associated Press. June 13, 1946. p. 1.
  10. ^ Cook, Rhodes (November 5, 2013). America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781452290171. Retrieved April 29, 2020.