1946 Nevada gubernatorial election

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1946 Nevada gubernatorial election

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Nominee Vail M. Pittman Melvin E. Jepson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 28,655 21,247
Percentage 57.42% 42.58%

Governor before election

Vail M. Pittman
Democratic

Elected Governor

Vail M. Pittman
Democratic

The 1946 Nevada gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Democrat Vail M. Pittman defeated Republican nominee Melvin E. Jepson with 57.42% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 3, 1946.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Vail M. Pittman 19,495 83.01
Democratic Simon W. Conwell 3,989 16.99
Total votes 23,484 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Melvin E. Jepson 5,347 50.88
Republican Aaron V. Tallman 5,162 49.12
Total votes 10,509 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Vail M. Pittman, Democratic
  • Melvin E. Jepson, Republican

Results[edit]

1946 Nevada gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Vail M. Pittman 28,655 57.42%
Republican Melvin E. Jepson 21,247 42.58%
Majority 7,408
Turnout 49,902
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-04-30.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-04-30.