1920 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1920

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Nominee Samuel R. McKelvie John H. Morehead Arthur G. Wray
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 152,863 130,433 88,905
Percentage 40.4% 34.5% 23.5%

Governor before election

Samuel R. McKelvie
Republican

Elected Governor

Samuel R. McKelvie
Republican

The 1920 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1920, and featured incumbent Governor Samuel R. McKelvie, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, former Governor John H. Morehead, and progressive-backed independent candidate, York Mayor Arthur G. Wray,[1] to win a second and final two-year term in office.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Morehead 27,972 53.21
Democratic Ralph A. Clark 9,409 17.90
Democratic George Jackson 6,102 11.61
Democratic William J. Taylor 5,485 10.43
Democratic G. L. Shumway 3,589 6.83
Democratic Write-in 11 0.02

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel R. McKelvie 33,261 32.53
Republican Adam McMullen 25,680 25.12
Republican Ernest M. Pollard 17,961 17.57
Republican Thomas L. Hall 11,126 10.88
Republican Harry J. McLaughlin 8,997 8.80
Republican George D. Mathewson 5,007 4.90
Republican Write-in 210 0.21

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1920[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel R. McKelvie 152,863 40.41%
Democratic John H. Morehead 130,433 34.48%
Independent Arthur G. Wray 88,905 23.51%
Prohibition Julian D. Graves 6,041 1.60%
Write-in Others 4 >0.01%
Total votes 378,246 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burr, George L.; Buck, O. O.; Stough, Dale P. "History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1". p. 194. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Addison E. Sheldon. "Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register 1920". p. 132. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  3. ^ Addison E. Sheldon. "Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register 1920". p. 23. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. ^ Addison E. Sheldon. "Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register 1918". p. viii. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Darius M. Amsberry. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board State and Presidential Primary Election April 20, 1920" (PDF). Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Burr, George L.; Buck, O. O.; Stough, Dale P. "History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1". p. 212. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Addison E. Sheldon. "Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register 1920". p. 342. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  8. ^ Addison E. Sheldon. "Nebraska Blue Book and Historical Register 1920". p. 341. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Darius M. Amsberry. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board and Joint Session of the Legislature General Election November 2, 1920" (PDF). Retrieved October 10, 2017.