1992 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1992

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  Gaston Caperton 1996.jpg Cleve Benedict.png 3x4.svg
Nominee Gaston Caperton Cleve Benedict Charlotte Pritt (write-in)
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 368,302 240,390 48,873
Percentage 56.0% 36.6% 7.4%

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County results

Governor before election

Gaston Caperton
Democratic

Elected Governor

Gaston Caperton
Democratic

The 1992 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1992. Incumbent Democratic Governor Gaston Caperton won re-election by defeating former Republican U.S. Representative Cleve Benedict and Democratic State Senator Charlotte Pritt, who ran as an independent write-in candidate after losing to Caperton in the Democratic primary election. As of 2018, this is the last time West Virginia has voted for the same party for Governor and for President, as both elections are held concurrently in the state.

Democratic primary[edit]

West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gaston Caperton 142,261 42.68
Democratic Charlotte Pritt 115,498 34.65
Democratic Mario Palumbo 66,984 20.10
Democratic Larry Butcher 4,994 1.50
Democratic Rodger Belknap 3,590 1.08
Total votes 333,327 100.00

Results[edit]

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1992[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gaston Caperton (inc.) 368,302 56.01%
Republican Cleve Benedict 240,390 36.56%
Independent Charlotte Pritt (write-in) 48,873 7.43%
Margin of victory 127,912 19.45%
Total votes 657,565 100%
Democratic hold Swing

See also[edit]

Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WV Governor - D Primary 1992". Our Campaigns. Retrieved September 18, 2017.
  2. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/