1970 Nevada gubernatorial election

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Nevada gubernatorial election, 1970

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Nominee Mike O'Callaghan Ed Fike
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 70,697 64,400
Percentage 48.10% 43.81%

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County results

Governor before election

Paul Laxalt
Republican

Elected Governor

Mike O'Callaghan
Democratic

The Nevada gubernatorial election of 1970 occurred on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Republican Paul Laxalt did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Nevada. Democratic candidate Mike O'Callaghan defeated Republican candidate Ed Fike to succeed him.

Results[edit]

Nevada gubernatorial election, 1970[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Mike O'Callaghan 70,697 48.10%
Republican Ed Fike 64,400 43.81%
Independent Charles E. Springer 6,479 4.41%
Independent American Daniel M. Hansen 5,415 3.68%
N/A Undervotes 777 0.53%
Total votes 147,768 100
Democratic win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 General Election Returns". Nevada Secretary of State. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.