1966 Nevada gubernatorial election

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Nevada gubernatorial election, 1966

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  Governor Laxalt (cropped).jpg Grant Sawyer.jpg
Nominee Paul Laxalt Grant Sawyer
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 71,807 65,870
Percentage 52.16% 47.84%

Nevada gubernatorial election 1966.svg
County results

Governor before election

Grant Sawyer
Democratic

Elected Governor

Paul Laxalt
Republican

The Nevada gubernatorial election of 1966 occurred on November 8, 1966. Incumbent Democrat Grant Sawyer ran unsuccessfully for re-election to a third term as Governor of Nevada. He was defeated by Republican candidate Paul Laxalt.

Results[edit]

Nevada gubernatorial election, 1966[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Paul Laxalt 71,807 52.16%
Democratic Grant Sawyer (inc.) 65,870 47.84%
Total votes 137,677 100
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 General Election Returns". Nevada Secretary of State. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.