1948 Florida gubernatorial election

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1948 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Fuller Warren Bert L. Acker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 381,459 76,153
Percentage 83.35% 16.64%

Governor before election

Millard Caldwell
Democratic

Elected Governor

Fuller Warren
Democratic

The 1948 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Democratic nominee Fuller Warren defeated Republican nominee Bert L. Acker with 83.35% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 4, 1948.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fuller Warren 183,326 32.45
Democratic Daniel T. McCarty 161,788 28.64
Democratic Colin English 89,158 15.78
Democratic William A. Shands 62,358 11.04
Democratic J. Thomas Watson 51,505 9.12
Democratic Richard H. Cooper 8,152 1.44
Democratic Bernarr Macfadden 4,540 0.80
Democratic F. D. Akin 2,792 0.49
Democratic Basil H. Pollitt 1,261 0.22
Total votes 564,880 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fuller Warren 299,641 52.02
Democratic Daniel T. McCarty 276,425 47.99
Total votes 576,066 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Bert L. Acker
  • John L. Cogdill

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bert L. Acker 10,807 64.00
Republican John L. Cogdill 6,079 36.00
Total votes 16,886 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Fuller Warren, Democratic
  • Bert L. Acker, Republican

Results[edit]

1948 Florida gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Fuller Warren 381,459 83.35%
Republican Bert L. Acker 76,153 16.64%
Majority 305,306
Turnout 457,638
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Florida Handbook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.