1948 North Carolina gubernatorial election

The 1948 North Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Democratic nominee W. Kerr Scott defeated Republican nominee George M. Pritchard with 73.16% of the vote.

1948 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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  W. Kerr Scott.jpg George M. Pritchard.jpg
Nominee W. Kerr Scott George M. Pritchard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 570,995 206,166
Percentage 73.16% 26.41%

1948 North Carolina gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Scott:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Pritchard:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

R. Gregg Cherry
Democratic

Elected Governor

W. Kerr Scott
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on May 29, 1948.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles M. Johnson 170,141 40.21
Democratic W. Kerr Scott 161,293 38.12
Democratic R. Mayne Albright 76,281 18.03
Democratic Oscar G. Barker 10,871 2.57
Democratic W.F. Stanley 2,428 0.57
Democratic Olla Ray Boyd 2,111 0.50
Total votes 423,125 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. Kerr Scott 217,620 54.36
Democratic Charles M. Johnson 182,684 45.64
Total votes 400,304 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • W. Kerr Scott, Democratic
  • George M. Pritchard, Republican

Other candidates

  • Mary Price, Progressive

ResultsEdit

1948 North Carolina gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic W. Kerr Scott 570,995 73.16%
Republican George M. Pritchard 206,166 26.41%
Progressive Mary Price 3,363 0.43%
Majority 364,829
Turnout 780,525
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina Manual". 1991. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (26 October 2017). America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781506368993. Retrieved 2019-07-06.