1956 Colorado gubernatorial election

The 1956 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1956. Democratic nominee Stephen McNichols defeated Republican nominee Donald G. Brotzman with 51.34% of the vote.

1956 Colorado gubernatorial election

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  Stephen McNichols 1962.jpg Donald Glenn Brotz.jpg
Nominee Stephen McNichols Donald Brotzman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 331,283 313,950
Percentage 51.34% 48.66%

Colorado Governor Election Results by County, 1956.svg
County Results
McNichols:      50–60%      60–70%
Brotz:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Edwin C. Johnson
Democratic

Elected Governor

Stephen McNichols
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on September 11, 1956.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen McNichols 104,196 100.00
Total votes 104,196 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald G. Brotzman 79,638 100.00
Total votes 79,638 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Stephen McNichols, Democratic
  • Donald G. Brotzman, Republican

ResultsEdit

1956 Colorado gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Stephen McNichols 331,283 51.34%
Republican Donald G. Brotzman 313,950 48.66%
Majority 17,333
Turnout 645,233
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast 1956" (PDF). Secretary of State of Colorado. 1956. Retrieved January 7, 2020.