1948 Delaware gubernatorial election

The 1948 Delaware gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948.

1948 Delaware gubernatorial election

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Nominee Elbert N. Carvel Hyland P. George
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 75,339 64,996
Percentage 53.69% 46.31%

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County results
Carvel:      50–60%

Governor before election

Walter W. Bacon
Republican

Elected Governor

Elbert N. Carvel
Democratic

Incumbent Republican Governor Walter W. Bacon was term-limited, having served two consecutive terms.

Democratic nominee Elbert N. Carvel defeated Republican nominee Hyland P. George with 53.69% of the vote.

NominationsEdit

Nominations were made by party conventions.

Democratic nominationEdit

The Democratic convention was held on August 24 at Dover.[1]

CandidateEdit

Republican nominationEdit

The Republican convention was held on August 11 at Dover.[3]

CandidateEdit

  • Hyland P. George, road building contractor,[4] nominated by acclamation[3]

WithdrewEdit

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1948 Delaware gubernatorial election[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Elbert N. Carvel 75,339 53.69%
Republican Hyland P. George 64,996 46.31%
Majority 10,343 7.37%
Turnout 140,335 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Carvel, Frear Head Ticket as Democrats Score 'Bureaucracy'". The Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. 25 August 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Democrats–". The Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. 25 August 1948. p. 5. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "State Republicans Unite Behind Ticket Headed By Buck, George". The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 12 August 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Kent G. O. P. Seen Backing Hyland George". The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 26 April 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  5. ^ "G.O.P." The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 12 August 1948. p. 4. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  6. ^ "George Assured of G.O.P. Nomination". The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 11 August 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  7. ^ "DE Governor, 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  8. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 52–53.
  9. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 46.

BibliographyEdit

  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  • Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Meckler Books. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.