1948 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1948

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Nominee Val Peterson Frank Sorrell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 286,119 190,214
Percentage 60.1% 39.9%

Governor before election

Val Peterson
Republican

Elected Governor

Val Peterson
Republican

The 1948 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948, and featured incumbent Governor Val Peterson, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, former state Senator Frank Sorrell, to win a second two-year term in office.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Sorrell 69,492 99.93
Democratic Write-in 51 0.07

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Roland Max Anderson
  • Lloyd M. Ewing
  • Val Peterson, incumbent Governor
  • Andrew E. Swanson
  • A. B. Walker

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson 138,647 81.15
Republican Andrew E. Swanson 11,235 6.58
Republican Roland Max Anderson 10,244 6.0
Republican A. B. Walker 6,761 3.96
Republican Lloyd M. Ewing 3,997 2.34

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1948[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson 286,119 60.07%
Democratic Frank Sorrell 190,214 39.93%
Write-in Others 19 >0.01%
Total votes 476,352 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frank Marsh (Sr.). "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election April 13, 1948, General Election November 2, 1948" (PDF). Retrieved September 29, 2017.