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1946 United States Senate election in Virginia

The 1946 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. was re-elected to a third term after defeating Republican Lester S. Parsons.

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1946

← 1940 November 5, 1946 1952 →
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Nominee Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Lester S. Parsons
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 163,960 77,005
Percentage 64.8% 30.5%

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County and Independent City Results


Byrd:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%      90-100%
Parsons:      40-50%

     50-60%

U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Democratic

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1946[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (inc.) 163,960 64.84% -28.48%
Republican Lester S. Parsons 77,005 30.45% +30.45%
Independent Howard Carwile 5,189 2.05%
Communist Alice Burke 3,318 1.31% -1.50%
Prohibition Thomas E. Boorde 1,764 0.70% +0.70%
Socialist Clarke T. Robb 1,592 0.63% +0.63%
Write-ins 35 0.01% -0.06%
Majority 86,955 34.39% -55.14%
Turnout 252,863
Democratic hold

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