1982 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1982

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Nominee Bill Janklow Mike O'Connor
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Lowell Hansen Willis Danokas
Popular vote 197,429 81,136
Percentage 70.9% 29.1%

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County results

Janklow:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

O'Connor:      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%

Governor before election

Bill Janklow
Republican

Elected Governor

Bill Janklow
Republican

The 1982 South Dakota gubernatorial elections were held on November 2, 1982, to elect a Governor of South Dakota. Republican candidate Bill Janklow was elected, defeating Democratic nominee Mike O'Connor to take a second term in office.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike O'Connor 24,101 58.76
Democratic Elvern Varilek 16,916 41.24
Total votes 41,017 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1982[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Janklow (inc.) 197,429 70.87
Democratic Mike O'Connor 81,136 29.13
Majority 116,293 41.74%
Turnout 278,565
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Governor – D Primary". Our Campaigns. January 21, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Election Results and Registration Figures for South Dakota" (PDF). South Dakota Secretary of State. 1982. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Leip, David (April 24, 2007). "1982 Gubernatorial General Election Results – South Dakota". Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "SD Governor". Our Campaigns. December 26, 2009. Retrieved June 5, 2014.