1982 Colorado gubernatorial election

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1982 Colorado gubernatorial election

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Nominee Richard Lamm John Fuhr
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 627,960 302,740
Percentage 65.69% 31.67%

Colorado Governor Election Results by County, 1982.svg
County Results
Lamm:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Fuhr:      40-50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Richard Lamm
Democratic

Elected Governor

Richard Lamm
Democratic

The 1982 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1982. Incumbent Democrat Richard Lamm defeated Republican nominee John Fuhr with 65.69% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 14, 1982.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Lamm 108,034 100.00
Total votes 108,034 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Fuhr 112,340 100.00
Total votes 112,340 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Richard Lamm, Democratic
  • John Fuhr, Republican

Other candidates

  • Paul K. Grant, Libertarian
  • Earl F. Dodge Jr., Prohibition
  • Alan Gummerson, Socialist Workers

Results[edit]

1982 Colorado gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Richard Lamm 627,960 65.69%
Republican John Fuhr 302,740 31.67%
Libertarian Paul K. Grant 19,349 2.02%
Prohibition Earl F. Dodge Jr. 3,496 0.37%
Socialist Workers Alan Gummerson 2,476 0.26%
Majority 325,220
Turnout 956,021
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast 1982" (PDF). Secretary of State of Colorado. 1982. Retrieved July 3, 2019.