1920 Minnesota gubernatorial election

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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1920

← 1918 November 2, 1920 1922 →
  JacobPreus.jpg Hshipstead.jpg Laurence C Hodgson 1919.jpg
Nominee J. A. O. Preus Henrik Shipstead Laurence C. Hodgson
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Popular vote 415,805 281,402 81,293
Percentage 53.06% 35.91% 10.37%

County Results:

Preus:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Tie:      Preus/Shipstead 30-40%
Shipstead:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

J. A. A. Burnquist

Elected Governor

J. A. O. Preus

The 1920 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1920. Republican Party of Minnesota candidate J. A. O. Preus defeated Independent challenger's Henrik Shipstead and the Mayor of St. Paul, Laurence C. Hodgson. Shipstead narrowly lost to Preus in the Republican primary of that year[1] and challenged him in the general, beating the Democratic nominee but coming far short of winning the general.

Shipstead would soon join the Farmer–Labor Party, which didn't officially participate in this election, and would become the first party member to win statewide under that banner as Senator in 1922. The Farmer–Laborers would also become the main opposition party to the Democrats, displacing them until their political union in the 1940s.


1920 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican J. A. O. Preus 415,805 53.06% +10.33%
Independent Henrik Shipstead 281,402 35.91% n/a
Democratic Laurence C. Hodgson 81,293 10.37% -9.33%
Socialist Peter J. Sampson 5,124 0.65% -1.35%
Majority 134,403 17.15%
Turnout 783,624
Republican hold Swing

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