1912 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Park Trammell Thomas W. Cox William R. O'Neal
Party Democratic Socialist Republican
Popular vote 38,977 3,467 2,646
Percentage 80.42% 7.15% 5.46%

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County results
Trammell:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Albert W. Gilchrist
Democratic

Elected Governor

Park Trammell
Democratic

The 1912 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1912. Incumbent Governor Albert W. Gilchrist was term-limited. Democratic nominee Park Trammell was elected with 80.42% of the vote.

Democratic primary

Primary elections were held on April 30, 1912. The Democratic State Committee canvassed the results on May 9.

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Park Trammell 27,111 44.11
Democratic William Hall Milton 12,409 20.19
Democratic John W. Watson 10,760 17.51
Democratic Cromwell Gibbons 10,306 16.77
Democratic Edward Manly Semple 878 1.43
Total votes 61,464 100.00

Run-off

A run-off between the top two candidates was scheduled for May 28. However, on May 10, Milton withdrew, leaving Trammell the nominee.[4][5]

General election

Candidates

Results

1912 Florida gubernatorial election[6][7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Park Trammell 38,977 80.42% -1.6%
Socialist Thomas W. Cox 3,467 7.15% +1.36
Republican William R. O'Neal 2,646 5.46% -9.94
Progressive William C. Hodges 2,314 4.78%
Prohibition J. W. Bingham 1,061 2.19%
Turnout 48,465 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

County results

County Park Monroe Trammell

Democratic

Thomas W. Cox

Socialist

William R. O'Neal

Republican

William C. Hodges

Progressive

J.W. Bingham

Prohibition

Totals[10]
# # # # # #
Alachua 1,338 36 152 27 54 1,607
Baker 268 18 15 21 10 332
Bradford 640 6 54 25 17 742
Brevard 391 58 34 22 6 511
Calhoun 475 94 27 18 20 634
Citrus 423 12 5 16 2 458
Clay 287 38 11 16 25 377
Columbia 615 20 54 40 13 742
Dade 1,352 171 62 188 40 1,813
DeSoto 886 97 63 44 31 1,121
Duval 3,628 173 147 313 78 4,339
Escambia 1,771 100 61 108 29 2,069
Franklin 251 25 50 20 0 346
Gadsden 707 5 29 11 2 754
Hamilton 443 34 23 8 16 524
Hernando 279 37 15 8 7 346
Hillsborough 3,023 554 90 104 67 3,838
Holmes 561 46 15 30 30 682
Jackson 1,368 136 86 33 33 1,656
Jefferson 450 2 24 31 31 538
Lafayette 589 40 29 18 10 686
Lake 624 20 67 21 11 743
Lee 472 105 17 67 19 680
Leon 569 4 28 74 1 676
Levy 376 17 32 8 15 448
Liberty 230 1 26 8 1 266
Madison 505 15 10 7 1 538
Manatee 776 73 27 64 36 976
Marion 1,161 76 101 69 44 1,451
Monroe 836 120 118 84 31 1,189
Nassau 414 9 26 9 8 466
Orange 1,265 88 317 69 51 1,772
Osceola 610 25 123 106 24 806
Palm Beach 540 44 28 93 10 632
Pasco 455 55 62 48 10 592
Pinellas 1003 125 44 117 39 1,250
Polk 1,041 238 56 64 34 1,403
Putnam 860 68 111 26 26 1,091
Santa Rosa 751 68 30 10 28 905
St. Johns 788 79 34 58 14 929
St. Lucie 395 48 27 12 4 486
Sumter 451 8 12 26 20 517
Suwannee 820 173 18 20 24 1,055
Taylor 260 7 39 8 1 315
Volusia 1,012 90 133 45 62 1,342
Wakulla 234 16 20 8 1 279
Walton 906 52 35 39 7 1,039
Washington 738 141 59 62 41 1,041
Total 37,837 3,467 2,646 1,968 1,084 47,002

References

  1. ^ Kerber 1979, p. 112.
  2. ^ "Vote canvassed by State Committee". Pensacola Journal. Pensacola, FL. 10 May 1912. p. 1. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Abernathy led ticket in first primary". Orlando Evening Star. Orlando, FL. 10 May 1912. p. 1. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  4. ^ Kerber 1979, p. 114.
  5. ^ "Milton withdraws; Gibbons a candidate". Pensacola Journal. Pensacola, FL. 11 May 1912. p. 1. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  6. ^ "FL Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  7. ^ Florida Handbook 1965-66, p. 370.
  8. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 58–59.
  9. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 47.
  10. ^ Griffin, R. Steven; ‘Workers of the Sunshine State, Unite! The Florida Socialist Party during the Progressive Era, 1900-1920’ (thesis)

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