1968 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1968

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Nominee Arch A. Moore Jr. James Marshall Sprouse
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 378,315 365,530
Percentage 50.09% 49.01%

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County results

Governor before election

Hulett C. Smith
Democratic

Elected Governor

Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Republican

The 1968 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1968, to elect the governor of West Virginia.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1968[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Marshall Sprouse 123,181 37.62
Democratic C. Donald Robertson 118,637 36.23
Democratic Paul J. Kaufman 72,917 22.27
Democratic William A. Lawson 8,254 2.60
Democratic Blair F. Winans 4,164 1.27
Total votes 327,423 100

Republican primary[edit]

West Virginia Republican gubernatorial primary, 1968[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arch A. Moore, Jr. 106,299 57.00
Republican Cecil H. Underwood 76,659 41.11
Republican Peter Beter 1,844 0.99
Republican E. C. Cales 1,677 0.90
Total votes 186,479 100

General election[edit]

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1968[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arch A. Moore, Jr. 378,315 50.86
Democratic James Marshall Sprouse 365,530 49.14
Total votes 743,845 100
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor - D Primary Race - May 14, 1968". Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor - R Primary Race - May 14, 1968". Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor Race - Nov 05, 1968". Retrieved May 9, 2016.