1986 Georgia gubernatorial election

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Georgia gubernatorial election, 1986

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Nominee Joe Frank Harris Guy Davis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 828,465 346,512
Percentage 70.5% 29.5%

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County Results


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



Governor before election

Joe Frank Harris
Democratic

Elected Governor

Joe Frank Harris
Democratic

The 1986 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1986. Governor Joe Frank Harris (D) was overwhelmingly re-elected over Guy Davis (R) to win re-election. As the state was beginning to trend more Republican, this is the last election in which the Democrat won the governorship by double digits.

Georgia gubernatorial election, 1986[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joe Frank Harris (Incumbent) 828,465 70.51% +7.72
Republican Guy Davis 346,512 29.49% -7.68
Majority 481,953 41.02
Turnout 1,174,977
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - GA Governor Race - Nov 04, 1986". ourcampaigns.com.