1966 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1966 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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  Earl Buford Ellington, Tennessee Governor.jpg
Nominee Buford Ellington
Party Democratic
Popular vote 532,998
Percentage 81.22%

Governor before election

Frank G. Clement
Democratic

Elected Governor

Buford Ellington
Democratic

The 1966 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1966. Democratic nominee Buford Ellington won the election with 81.22% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 4, 1966.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Buford Ellington 413,950 53.48
Democratic John Jay Hooker 360,105 46.52
Total votes 774,055 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidate

  • Buford Ellington, Democratic

Other candidates

  • H.L. Crowder, Independent
  • Charlie Moffett, Independent
  • Charles Gordon Vick, Independent

Results[edit]

1966 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Buford Ellington 532,998 81.22%
Independent H.L. Crowder 64,602 9.84%
Independent Charlie Moffett 50,221 7.65%
Independent Charles Gordon Vick 8,407 1.28%
Majority 532,998
Turnout 656,566
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  2. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-03-04.