1930 Minnesota gubernatorial election

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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1930

← 1928 November 4, 1930 1932 →
  Painting of Governor Floyd B. Olson.jpg Raymond P. Chase.jpg
Nominee Floyd B. Olson Ray P. Chase
Party Farmer–Labor Republican
Popular vote 473,154 289,528
Percentage 59.34% 36.31%

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County Results


Olson:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Chase:      40-50%      50-60%



Governor before election

Theodore Christianson
Republican

Elected Governor

Floyd B. Olson
Farmer–Labor

The 1930 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1930. It was the first gubernatorial race to start in Minnesota since the beginning of the Great Depression, which contributed to the meteoric rise of the Farmer–Labor Party in the state. Farmer–Labor Party candidate Floyd B. Olson decisively defeated Republican Party of Minnesota challenger Raymond P. Chase.

Results[edit]

1930 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Farmer–Labor Floyd B. Olson 473,154 59.34% +36.61%
Republican Raymond P. Chase 289,528 36.31% -18.67%
Democratic Edward Indrehus 29,109 3.65% -17.73%
Communist Karl Reeve 5,594 0.70% n/a
Majority 183,626 23.03%
Turnout 797,385
Farmer–Labor gain from Republican Swing

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