1957 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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1957 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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Nominee Robert B. Meyner Malcolm Forbes
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,101,130 897,321
Percentage 54.6% 44.5%

Governor before election

Robert B. Meyner
Democratic

Elected Governor

Robert B. Meyner
Democratic

The 1957 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1957. Incumbent Democrat Robert B. Meyner defeated Republican nominee Malcolm Forbes with 54.55% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on April 16, 1957.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 192,657 100.00
Total votes 192,657 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Malcolm Forbes 216,677 63.72
Republican Wayne Dumont 123,350 36.28
Total votes 340,027 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Robert B. Meyner, Democratic
  • Malcolm Forbes, Republican

Other candidates

  • Albert Ronis, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • Henry J. Krajewski, American Third
  • Winifred O. Perry, Conservative
  • Anthony D. Scipio, American

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1957[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 1,101,130 54.55%
Republican Malcolm Forbes 897,321 44.46%
Socialist Labor Albert Ronis 6,306 0.31%
Independent Henry J. Krajewski 6,256 0.31%
Independent Winifred O. Perry 5,949 0.30%
Independent Anthony D. Scipio 1,526 0.08%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic 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. 1957. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1957. Retrieved August 26, 2015.