1944 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Vermont gubernatorial election, 1944

← 1942 November 7, 1944 (1944-11-07) 1946 →
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Nominee Mortimer R. Proctor Ernest H. Bailey
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 78,907 40,835
Percentage 65.9% 34.1%

Governor before election

William H. Wills
Republican

Elected Governor

Mortimer R. Proctor
Republican

The Vermont gubernatorial election of 1944 took place on November 7, 1944. Incumbent Republican William H. Wills did not run for re-election to a third term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate Mortimer R. Proctor defeated Democratic candidate Ernest H. Bailey to succeed him.

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mortimer R. Proctor 22,654 63.0
Republican W. Arthur Simpson 13,327 37.0
Total votes 35,981 100

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Ernest H. Bailey 2,170 98.3
Democratic Other 38 1.7
Total votes 2,208 100

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Vermont gubernatorial election, 1944[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Mortimer R. Proctor 78,907 65.9
Democratic Ernest H. Bailey 40,835 34.1
N/A Other 5 0.0
Total votes 119,747 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 1 January 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results – Governor – 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 1 January 2015.