1960 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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1960 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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Nominee Terry Sanford Robert L. Gavin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 735,248 613,975
Percentage 54.45% 45.47%

North Carolina Governor Election Results by County, 1960.svg
County results
Sanford:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Gavin:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

Luther H. Hodges
Democratic

Elected Governor

Terry Sanford
Democratic

The 1960 North Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960. Democratic nominee Terry Sanford defeated Republican nominee Robert L. Gavin with 54.45% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 28, 1960.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terry Sanford 269,463 41.26
Democratic I. Beverly Lake Sr. 181,692 27.82
Democratic Malcolm B. Seawell 101,148 15.49
Democratic John Davis Larkins Jr. 100,757 15.43
Total votes 653,060 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terry Sanford 352,133 56.07
Democratic I. Beverly Lake Sr. 275,905 43.93
Total votes 628,038 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Terry Sanford, Democratic
  • Robert L. Gavin, Republican

Results[edit]

1960 North Carolina gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Terry Sanford 735,248 54.45%
Republican Robert L. Gavin 613,975 45.47%
Majority 121,273
Turnout 1,350,360
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina Manual". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-28.
  2. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-28.