1934 Alabama gubernatorial election

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Alabama gubernatorial election, 1934

← 1930 November 2, 1934 1938 →
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Nominee Bibb Graves Edmund H. Dryer
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 155,197 22,621
Percentage 86.93% 12.67%

Governor before election

Benjamin M. Miller
Democratic

Elected Governor

Bibb Graves
Democratic

The 1934 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1934, in order to elect the Governor of Alabama. Democratic incumbent Benjamin M. Miller was term-limited, and could not seek a second consecutive term.

Democratic primary[edit]

At the time this election took place, Alabama, as with most other southern states, was solidly Democratic, and the Republican Party had such diminished influence that the Democratic primary was the de facto contest for state offices; after winning the Democratic primary it was a given you would win the general election.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Alabama Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1934[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bibb Graves 132,462 43.41
Democratic Frank M. Dixon 97,508 31.95
Democratic Leon Clarence McCord 75,208 24.64
Total votes 305,178 100

Runoff[edit]

As no candidate received a majority of votes, a runoff election was held.

Alabama Democratic gubernatorial primary runoff, 1934[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bibb Graves 157,140 53.73
Democratic Frank M. Dixon 135,309 46.27
Total votes 292,449 100.00

Results[edit]

Alabama gubernatorial election, 1934[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bibb Graves 155,197 86.93
Republican Edmund H. Dryer 22,621 12.67
Socialist Arlie Barber 440 0.25
Communist J. M. Davis 270 0.15
Total votes 178,528 100.00
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AL Governor D Primary 1934". Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "AL Governor D Primary Runoff 1934". Retrieved October 22, 2016.
  3. ^ "AL Governor 1934". Retrieved October 22, 2016.