1946 Nevada gubernatorial election

The 1946 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Democrat Vail Pittman defeated Republican nominee Melvin E. Jepson with 57.42% of the vote.

1946 Nevada gubernatorial election

← 1942 November 5, 1946 1950 →
 
Nominee Vail Pittman Melvin E. Jepson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 28,655 21,247
Percentage 57.42% 42.58%

County results
Pittman:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Jepson:      50–60%

Governor before election

Vail Pittman
Democratic

Elected Governor

Vail Pittman
Democratic

Primary elections

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Primary elections were held on September 3, 1946.[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 Vail M. Pittman (inc.) 19,495 83.01
Democratic Simon W. Conwell 3,989 16.99
Total votes 23,484 100.00

Republican primary

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Candidates

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Results

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Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Melvin E. Jepson 5,347 50.88
Republican Aaron V. Tallman 5,162 49.12
Total votes 10,509 100.00

General election

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Candidates

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  • Vail M. Pittman, Democratic
  • Melvin E. Jepson, Republican

Results

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1946 Nevada gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Vail M. Pittman (inc.) 28,655 57.42%
Republican Melvin E. Jepson 21,247 42.58%
Majority 7,408
Turnout 49,902
Democratic hold Swing

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 30, 2019.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (November 17, 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved April 30, 2019.