1980 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1980

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Nominee Jay Rockefeller Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 401,863 337,240
Percentage 54.15% 45.44%

West Virginia gubernatorial election results by county, 1980.svg
County results

Governor before election

Jay Rockefeller
Democratic

Elected Governor

Jay Rockefeller
Democratic

The 1980 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1980, to elect the governor of West Virginia.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1980[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Rockefeller 250,550 78.05
Democratic H. John Rogers 70,452 21.95
Total votes 321,002 100

General election[edit]

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1980[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jay Rockefeller 401,863 54.15
Republican Arch A. Moore, Jr. 337,240 45.44
Libertarian Jack Kelley 3,047 0.41
Total votes 742,150 100
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor - D Primary Race - Jun 03, 1980". Retrieved May 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor Race - Nov 04, 1980". Retrieved May 8, 2016.