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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1870

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1870 was Missouri's 16th gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 8, 1870 and resulted in a victory for the Liberal Republican nominee, former Senator Benjamin Gratz Brown, over incumbent Republican Governor Joseph W. McClurg.

Missouri gubernatorial election, 1870

← 1868 November 8, 1870 1872 →

  BGratzBrown.png Joseph W. McClurg - Brady-Handy.jpg
Nominee Benjamin Gratz Brown Joseph W. McClurg
Party Liberal Republican Republican
Popular vote 104,374 63,235
Percentage 62.27% 37.73%

Governor before election

Joseph W. McClurg
Republican

Elected Governor

Benjamin Gratz Brown
Liberal Republican

ResultsEdit

1870 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Republican Benjamin Gratz Brown 104,374 62.27 +62.27
Republican Joseph W. McClurg 63,235 37.73 -5.60
Majority 41,139 24.54 +11.20
Turnout 167,609 9.74
Liberal Republican gain from Republican Swing

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