1970 Michigan gubernatorial election

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Michigan gubernatorial election, 1970

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Turnout29.91%
  William G. Milliken 2 (Michigan Governor).jpg Sanderlevin (cropped).jpg
Nominee William Milliken Sander Levin
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,339,047 1,294,638
Percentage 50.4% 48.7%

Michigan gubernatorial election 1970.svg
County results

Governor before election

William Milliken
Republican

Governor

William Milliken
Republican

The 1970 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970. Republican William Milliken won the election, defeating Democratic nominee Sander Levin.

Primaries[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial Republican primary, 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Milliken 416,491 77.76
Republican James C. Turner 119,140 22.24
Total votes 535,651 100.00

Democratic primary[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial Democratic primary, 1970[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sander Levin 304,343 54.10
Democratic Zolton Ferency 167,442 29.76
Democratic George Parris 49,559 8.81
Democratic George Montgomery 41,218 7.33
Total votes 562,562 100.00

General election[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1970[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Milliken 1,339,047 50.41
Democratic Sander Levin 1,294,638 48.74
American Independent James L. McCormick 18,006 0.68
Socialist Workers George Bouse 2,220 0.08
Socialist Labor Party of America James Horvath 2,114 0.08
Total votes 2,656,162 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - R Primary Race - Aug 04, 1970". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - D Primary Race - Aug 04, 1970". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor Race - Nov 03, 1970". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 11, 2016.