1916 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1916

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  Walteredge.jpg Henry Otto Wittpenn circa 1915 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Walter Evans Edge H. Otto Wittpenn
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 247,343 177,696
Percentage 55.4% 39.8%

Governor before election

James Fairman Fielder
Democratic

Elected Governor

Walter Evans Edge
Republican

The 1916 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1916. Republican nominee Walter Evans Edge defeated Democratic nominee H. Otto Wittpenn with 55.44% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Walter Evans Edge, Republican
  • H. Otto Wittpenn, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Frederick Krafft, Socialist
  • Harry Vaughan, Prohibition Party
  • John C. Butterworth, Socialist Labor Party of America

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1916[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Walter Evans Edge 247,343 55.44%
Democratic H. Otto Wittpenn 177,696 39.83%
Socialist Frederick Krafft 12,900 2.89%
Prohibition Harry Vaughan 5,873 1.32%
Socialist Labor John C. Butterworth 2,334 0.52%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

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