1948 Nebraska gubernatorial election

The 1948 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948, and featured incumbent Governor Val Peterson, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, former state Senator Frank Sorrell, to win a second two-year term in office.

1948 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nominee Val Peterson Frank Sorrell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 286,119 190,214
Percentage 60.1% 39.9%

1948 Nebraska gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Peterson:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Sorrell:      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Val Peterson
Republican

Elected Governor

Val Peterson
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Sorrell 69,492 99.93
Democratic Write-in 51 0.07

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Roland Max Anderson
  • Lloyd M. Ewing
  • Val Peterson, incumbent Governor
  • Andrew E. Swanson
  • A. B. Walker

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson (incumbent) 138,647 81.15
Republican Andrew E. Swanson 11,235 6.58
Republican Roland Max Anderson 10,244 6.0
Republican A. B. Walker 6,761 3.96
Republican Lloyd M. Ewing 3,997 2.34

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson (incumbent) 286,119 60.07%
Democratic Frank Sorrell 190,214 39.93%
Write-in Others 19 >0.01%
Total votes 476,352 100.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Frank Marsh (Sr.). "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election April 13, 1948, General Election November 2, 1948" (PDF). Retrieved September 29, 2017.