1948 Kansas gubernatorial election

The 1948 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Incumbent Republican Frank Carlson defeated Democratic nominee Randolph Carpenter with 57.00% of the vote.

1948 Kansas gubernatorial election

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Nominee Frank Carlson Randolph Carpenter
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 433,396 307,485
Percentage 57.00% 40.44%

1948 Kansas gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Carlson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Carpenter:      50–60%

Governor before election

Frank Carlson
Republican

Elected Governor

Frank Carlson
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on August 3, 1948.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Randolph Carpenter 36,682 59.54
Democratic Ewell Stewart 24,932 40.47
Total votes 61,614 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Carlson (incumbent) 170,831 81.08
Republican James A. McClain 21,068 10.00
Republican William P. Lambertson 18,808 8.93
Total votes 210,707 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Frank Carlson, Republican
  • Randolph Carpenter, Democratic

Other candidates

  • N.W. Nice, Prohibition
  • W. W. Tamplin, Socialist

ResultsEdit

1948 Kansas gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Frank Carlson (incumbent) 433,396 57.00%
Democratic Randolph Carpenter 307,485 40.44%
Prohibition N.W. Nice 17,035 2.24%
Socialist W. W. Tamplin 2,491 0.33%
Majority 125,911
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2020-04-29.