1892 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1892

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Nominee George Theodore Werts John Kean
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 167,257 159,632
Percentage 49.6% 47.4%

Governor before election

Leon Abbett
Democratic

Elected Governor

George Theodore Werts
Democratic

The 1892 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1892. Democratic nominee George Theodore Werts defeated Republican nominee John Kean with 49.65% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • George Theodore Werts, Democratic
  • John Kean, Republican

Other candidates

  • Thomas J. Kennedy, Prohibition Party
  • George B. Keim, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • Benjamin Bird, Populist

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1892[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George Theodore Werts 167,257 49.65%
Republican John Kean 159,632 47.39%
Prohibition Thomas J. Kennedy 7,750 2.30%
Socialist Labor George B. Keim 1,338 0.40%
Independent Benjamin Bird 894 0.27%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25.