1946 United States Senate special election in Virginia

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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1946

← 1942 November 5, 1946 1948 →
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Nominee Absalom Willis Robertson Robert H. Woods
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 169,680 72,253
Percentage 68.2% 29.0%

U.S. Senator before election

Thomas G. Burch

Elected U.S. Senator

Absalom Willis Robertson

The 1946 United States Senate special election in Virginia was held on November 5, 1946. Appointed Democratic Senator Thomas G. Burch retired after filling the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Carter Glass. Absalom Willis Robertson defeated Republican Robert H. Woods and was elected to finish Glass's term in office.


United States Senate special election in Virginia, 1946[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Absalom Willis Robertson 169,680 68.15% -22.93%
Republican Robert H. Woods 72,253 29.02% +29.02%
Socialist Lawrence S. Wilkes 7,024 2.82% -3.71%
Write-ins 5 <0.01%
Majority 97,427 39.13% -45.42%
Turnout 248,962
Democratic hold

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  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1946" (PDF). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved July 9, 2014.

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