1946 California gubernatorial election

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California gubernatorial election, 1946

← 1942 November 5, 1946 1950 →
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Nominee Earl Warren Henry R. Schmidt
Party Republican Prohibition
Popular vote 2,344,542 180,579
Percentage 91.64% 7.06%

Governor before election

Earl Warren
Republican

Elected Governor

Earl Warren
Republican

The California gubernatorial election, 1946 was held on November 5, 1946. It is notable in that the incumbent, Governor Earl Warren, was nominated by both the Republican and Democratic parties,[1] as well as the Progressive party. Warren subsequently was reelected in the general election with more than 90% of the vote.

Primaries[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

The Republican primary occurred on June 5, 1946. Incumbent Governor Earl Warren won 91.10% of the vote.

Republican Primary
Candidate Votes %
Gov. Earl Warren (Incumbent) 774,302 91.10
Robert Walker Kenny 70,331 8.27
William E. Riker 5,359 0.63

Democratic primary[edit]

The Democratic primary occurred on June 5, 1946. Despite being a Republican, Earl Warren won 51.93% of the vote and won the Democratic nomination.

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Gov. Earl Warren (Incumbent) 593,180 51.93
Robert Walker Kenny 530,968 46.49
A. Beldon Gilbert 9,865 0.86
William E. Riker 8,175 0.72

General election results[edit]

1946 gubernatorial election, California
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Earl Warren (incumbent) 2,344,542 91.64 +34.54
Prohibition Henry R. Schmidt 180,579 7.06 +6.58
Communist Archie Brown 22,606 0.88 N/A
Democratic James Roosevelt 3,210 0.13 -41.62
Independent Robert Walker Kenny 1,636 0.06 N/A
Independent Albert Clark 835 0.03 N/A
Total votes 2,553,408 100.0%
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Newton, Jim (October 22, 2006). "The Earl Warren precedent". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 9, 2018.

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