1948 Wisconsin gubernatorial election

The 1948 Wisconsin gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948.

1948 Wisconsin gubernatorial election

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Nominee Oscar Rennebohm Carl W. Thompson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 684,839 558,497
Percentage 54.09% 44.11%

1948 Wisconsin gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Rennebohm:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Thompson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Oscar Rennebohm
Republican

Elected Governor

Oscar Rennebohm
Republican

Incumbent Republican Governor Oscar Rennebohm defeated Democratic nominee Carl W. Thompson with 54.09% of the vote.

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on September 21, 1948.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl W. Thompson 72,084 65.32
Democratic William D. Carroll 38,275 34.68
Total votes 110,359 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[5][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Oscar Rennebohm (incumbent) 278,650 58.19
Republican Ralph M. Immell 200,248 41.81
Total votes 478,898 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

Other candidates

ResultsEdit

Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 1948[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Oscar Rennebohm (incumbent) 684,839 54.09% -5.69%
Democratic Carl W. Thompson 558,497 44.11% +5.04%
Progressive Henry J. Berquist 12,928 1.02%
Socialist Walter H. Uphoff 9,149 0.72% -0.14%
Socialist Workers James E. Boulton 356 0.03% -0.15%
Socialist Labor Georgia Cozzini 328 0.03% -0.07%
Scattering 42 0.00%
Plurality 126,342 9.98% -10.73%
Total votes 1,266,139 100.00% +21.69%
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "William Carroll, Prairie du Chien Mayor, Dead at 72". Janesville Daily Gazette. Janesville, Wisconsin. 14 November 1955. p. 3. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Defeat of Stevenson For House Lone Upset In Wisconsin Primary". Evening star. Washington, D.C. 22 September 1948. p. A-2. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  3. ^ "WI Governor, 1948 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b Wisconsin Blue Book 1950, p. 647.
  5. ^ "WI Governor, 1948 - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Milwaukee SWP Runs J. Boulton for Mayor" (PDF). The Militant. New York, NY. 22 December 1947. p. 4. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  7. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 87.
  8. ^ "WI Governor, 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 29 November 2020.
  9. ^ Wisconsin Blue Book 1950, p. 739.

BibliographyEdit