1962 Colorado gubernatorial election

The 1962 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962. Republican nominee John Arthur Love defeated Democratic incumbent Stephen McNichols with 56.67% of the vote. As of 2020, this is the last time Pueblo County voted for the Republican candidate.

1962 Colorado gubernatorial election

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  John Arthur Love Oval Office.tiff Stephen McNichols 1962.jpg
Nominee John Arthur Love Stephen McNichols
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 349,342 262,890
Percentage 56.67% 42.64%

Colorado Governor Election Results by County, 1962.svg
County Results

Love:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

McNichols:      50–60%

Governor before election

Stephen McNichols
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Arthur Love
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on September 11, 1962.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen McNichols 69,435 100.00
Total votes 69,435 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Arthur Love 66,027 59.63
Republican David A. Hamil 44,693 40.37
Total votes 110,720 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • John Arthur Love, Republican
  • Stephen McNichols, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Louis K. Stephens, Socialist Labor
  • Stephen L. DeArvil, Independent

ResultsEdit

1962 Colorado gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Arthur Love 349,342 56.67%
Democratic Stephen McNichols 262,890 42.64%
Socialist Labor Louis K. Stephens 2,511 0.41%
Independent Stephen L. DeArvil 1,738 0.28%
Majority 86,452
Turnout 616,481
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast 1962" (PDF). Secretary of State of Colorado. 1962. Retrieved January 5, 2020.