1948 Ohio gubernatorial election

The 1948 Ohio gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Democratic nominee Frank Lausche defeated incumbent Republican Thomas J. Herbert in a rematch of the 1946 election with 53.67% of the vote.

1948 Ohio gubernatorial election

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  Frank Lausche 87th Congress 1961.jpg Thomas J. Herbert (OH).jpg
Nominee Frank Lausche Thomas J. Herbert
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,619,775 1,398,514
Percentage 53.67% 46.34%

1948 Ohio gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Lausche:      50–60%      60–70%
Herbert:      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Thomas J. Herbert
Republican

Elected Governor

Frank Lausche
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on May 4, 1948.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Lausche 332,596 67.15
Democratic Ray T. Miller 138,998 28.07
Democratic Robert S. Cox 17,344 3.50
Democratic Joseph Torok Jr. 6,337 1.28
Total votes 495,275 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas J. Herbert (incumbent) 575,054 87.10
Republican William L. White 52,763 7.99
Republican Albert Edward Payne 32,421 4.91
Total votes 660,238 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Frank Lausche, Democratic
  • Thomas J. Herbert, Republican

ResultsEdit

1948 Ohio gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank Lausche 1,619,775 53.67%
Republican Thomas J. Herbert (incumbent) 1,398,514 46.34%
Majority 221,261
Turnout 3,018,289
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1948 Democratic Primary". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  2. ^ "1948 Republican Primary". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  3. ^ "1948 General Election Overview". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2019-07-07.