1984 North Dakota gubernatorial election

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North Dakota gubernatorial election, 1984

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Nominee George A. Sinner Allen I. Olson
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Running mate Ruth Meiers Ernest Sands
Popular vote 173,922 140,460
Percentage 55.32 44.68

North Dakota Governor Election Results by County, 1984.svg
Election results by county[1]
Sinner:      50–60%      60–70%
Olsen:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Allen I. Olson

Elected Governor

George A. Sinner

The 1984 North Dakota gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1984 to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota. Voters selected Democratic candidate George A. Sinner and his running mate Ruth Meiers over Republican incumbent Governor Allen I. Olson and Lieutenant Governor Ernest Sands.

North Dakota gubernatorial election, 1984[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL George A. Sinner/Ruth Meiers 173,922 55.32
Republican Allen I. Olson/Ernest Sands 140,460 44.68
Total votes 314,382 100.00
Democratic-NPL gain from Republican

See also[edit]

United States gubernatorial elections, 1984


  1. ^ "Official Abstract of Votes Cast at the General Election Held November 6, 1984" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=174496