1946 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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1946 New Jersey gubernatorial election

← 1943 November 5, 1946 1949 →
 
Nominee Alfred E. Driscoll Lewis G. Hansen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 807,378 585,960
Percentage 57.08% 41.42%

Governor before election

Walter Evans Edge
Republican

Elected Governor

Alfred E. Driscoll
Republican

The 1946 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1946. Republican Alfred E. Driscoll defeated Democratic nominee Lewis G. Hansen with 57.08% of the vote.

For the last time, the Governor of New Jersey was elected to a 3-year term. Afterwards, New Jersey gubernatorial elections, would be for terms of 4 years.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 4, 1946.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lewis G. Hansen 162,845 100.00
Total votes 162,845 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alfred E. Driscoll 281,715 57.96
Republican Harold G. Hoffman 204,306 42.04
Total votes 486,021 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Alfred E. Driscoll, Republican
  • Lewis G. Hansen, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Alan Kohlman, Socialist Workers Party
  • Lawrence Mahan, Communist Party USA
  • Rubye Smith, Socialist Party of America
  • Robert L. Gittings, Anti Medical Trust Federation
  • George E. Bopp, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • John Binns, Prohibition Party

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1946[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Alfred E. Driscoll 807,378 57.08%
Democratic Lewis G. Hansen 585,960 41.42%
Socialist Workers Alan Kohlman 9,823 0.69%
Communist Lawrence Mahan 4,031 0.29%
Socialist Rubye Smith 2,326 0.16%
Independent Robert L. Gittings 2,108 0.15%
Socialist Labor George E. Bopp 1,476 0.10%
Prohibition John Binns 1,425 0.10%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor - State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1946. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1946. Retrieved August 29, 2015.