1948 North Dakota gubernatorial election

The 1948 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Incumbent Republican Fred G. Aandahl defeated Democratic nominee Howard I. Henry with 61.33% of the vote.

1948 North Dakota gubernatorial election

← 1946 November 2, 1948 1950 →
 
Nominee Fred G. Aandahl Howard I. Henry
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 131,764 80,555
Percentage 61.33% 37.49%

1948 North Dakota gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results

Aandahl:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Henry:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

Fred G. Aandahl
Republican

Elected Governor

Fred G. Aandahl
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

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

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Howard I. Henry

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard I. Henry 22,723 100.00
Total votes 22,723 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred G. Aandahl (inc.) 93,924 53.19
Republican Ervin Schumacher 82,657 46.81
Total votes 176,581 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Fred G. Aandahl, Republican
  • Howard I. Henry, Democratic

Other candidates

  • H. A. Porter, Progressive
  • George Lund, Socialist

ResultsEdit

1948 North Dakota gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Fred G. Aandahl (inc.) 131,764 61.33%
Democratic Howard I. Henry 80,555 37.49%
Progressive H. A. Porter 1,873 0.87%
Socialist George Lund 666 0.31%
Majority 51,109
Turnout 214,958
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1948. Retrieved March 14, 2020.
  2. ^ "General Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1954. Retrieved March 14, 2020.