1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election

The 1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960.

1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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  Archie M. Gubbrud 1962.jpg Ralph Herseth.jpg
Nominee Archie M. Gubbrud Ralph Herseth
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 154,530 150,095
Percentage 50.73% 49.27%

1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results

Gubbrud:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Herseth:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Ralph Herseth
Democratic

Elected Governor

Archie M. Gubbrud
Republican

Incumbent Democratic Governor Ralph Herseth was defeated by Republican nominee Archie M. Gubbrud, who won 50.73% of the vote.

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on June 7, 1960.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph Herseth (inc.) unopposed

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Archie M. Gubbrud unopposed

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Archie M. Gubbrud 154,530 50.73%
Democratic Ralph Herseth (inc.) 150,095 49.27%
Majority 4,435 1.46%
Turnout 304,625 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Compiled by the Senate Library under the direction of Felton M. Johnston, Secretary of the Senate (1960). Factual Campaign Information. Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. p. 3.
  2. ^ a b Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 142.
  3. ^ Elections (PDF). 2005 South Dakota Legislative Manual. p. 635. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 79.
  5. ^ "SD Governor, 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 May 2020.

BibliographyEdit

  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.