1948 Michigan gubernatorial election

The 1948 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Democratic nominee G. Mennen Williams defeated incumbent Republican Kim Sigler with 53.41% of the vote.

1948 Michigan gubernatorial election

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  G. Mennen Williams 1959.png Kim Sigler (Michigan Governor) (cropped).jpg
Nominee G. Mennen Williams Kim Sigler
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate John W. Connolly Eugene C. Keyes
Popular vote 1,128,664 964,810
Percentage 53.41% 45.66%

1948 Michigan gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Williams:      50-60%      60-70%
Sigler:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

Kim Sigler
Republican

Elected Governor

G. Mennen Williams
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

Other candidates

  • Seth A. Davey, Prohibition
  • Emanuel Seidler, Socialist
  • Arthur Chenoweth, Socialist Labor
  • Howard Lerner, Socialist Workers

ResultsEdit

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 1,128,664 53.41
Republican Kim Sigler (incumbent) 964,810 45.66
Prohibition Gordon Phillips 15,249 0.72
Socialist Emanuel Seidler 2,115 0.10
Socialist Labor Arthur Chenoweth 1,405 0.07
Socialist Workers Howard Lerner 870 0.04
Write-ins 9 0.00
Total votes 2,113,122 100
Democratic gain from Republican

PrimariesEdit

The primary elections occurred on September 14, 1948.[2]

Democratic primaryEdit

Michigan gubernatorial Democratic primary, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic G. Mennen Williams 109,988 38.58
Democratic Victor E. Bucknell 101,814 35.71
Democratic Burnett J. Abbott 73,302 25.71
Democratic Write-ins 9 0.00
Total votes 285,113 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

Michigan gubernatorial Republican primary, 1948[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kim Sigler (incumbent) 430,721 99.94
Republican Write-ins 244 0.06
Total votes 430,965 100.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - Nov 02, 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Michigan (1951). Michigan manual. 1949 – via HathiTrust.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - D Primary Race - Sept 14, 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 10, 2019.