1920 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Cary A. Hardee George E. Gay
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 103,407 23,788
Percentage 77.94% 17.93%

County results
Hardee:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Sidney Johnston Catts
Prohibition

Elected Governor

Cary A. Hardee
Democratic

The 1920 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1920. Democratic nominee Cary A. Hardee defeated Republican nominee George E. Gay with 77.94% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 8, 1920.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cary A. Hardee 52,591 59.48
Democratic Van C. Swearingen 30,240 34.20
Democratic Lincoln Hulley 5,591 6.32
Total votes 88,422 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1920 Florida gubernatorial election[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Cary A. Hardee 103,407 77.94%
Republican George E. Gay 23,788 17.93%
Socialist Furman C. Whitaker 2,823 2.13%
Independent W.L. VanDuzer 2,654 2.00%
Majority 79,619 60.01
Turnout 132,672
Democratic gain from Prohibition Swing

County Results

County[6] Cary Augustus Hardee

Democratic

George E. Gay

Republican

Furman C. Whitaker

Socialist

W.L. VanDuzer

Independent

Alachua 3,362 756 18 17
Baker 405 51 7 8
Bay 980 50 43 183
Bradford 1,274 168 6 23
Brevard 1,084 340 28 37
Broward 534 263 57 31
Calhoun 972 89 8 14
Citrus 638 35 6 22
Clay 626 228 4 17
Columbia 1247 129 7 19
Dade 5,525 2,190 189 58
DeSoto 2,715 175 0 79
Duval 15,867 3,315 186 581
Escambia 3,591 559 194 102
Flagler 280 27 53 3
Franklin 567 186 11 7
Gadsden 1,890 16 6 2
Hamilton 712 76 11 8
Hernando 670 72 17 11
Hillsborough 8,898 1,485 523 255
Holmes 1,188 364 35 27
Jackson 2,510 210 27 40
Jefferson 772 135 4 6
Lafayette 659 30 4 2
Lake 1,804 475 41 27
Lee 1,117 391 21 11
Leon 1,453 298 15 20
Levy 927 169 4 5
Liberty 445 12 5 6
Madison 917 14 4 4
Manatee 2,024 406 118 20
Marion 2,629 790 28 44
Monroe 1,181 316 104 47
Nassau 944 125 6 13
Okalossa 698 125 15 7
Okeechobee 320 14 8 16
Orange 2,425 682 52 71
Osceola 1,006 682 25 29
Palm Beach 1,999 1,289 97 27
Pasco 1,347 302 57 142
Pinellas 3,442 1,436 113 44
Polk 4,494 736 166 157
Putnam 1,828 874 37 16
St. Johns 2,088 604 46 40
St. Lucie 1,343 366 46 30
Santa Rosa 919 53 3 12
Seminole 1,597 449 71 16
Sumter 939 108 46 8
Suwannee 1,583 235 91 21
Taylor 627 55 5 11
Volusia 3,494 1,069 106 218
Wakulla 524 85 4 3
Walton 1,459 364 23 22
Washington 868 180 68 15
Totals 103,407 23,788 2,823 2,654


References

  1. ^ a b The Florida Handbook. 1987. ISBN 9780961600006. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  2. ^ Cutler, Harry (1823). History of Floirda: Past and Present, Historical and Biographical. Vol. 3. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 340. Retrieved June 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "F.C. Whitaker Papers". Manatee County Public Library System: Digital Collection. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  4. ^ Griffin, R. Steven; ‘Workers of the Sunshine State, Unite! The Florida Socialist Party during the Progressive Era, 1900-1920’ (thesis)
  5. ^ McGovern, Bernie. Florida Almanac 2007-2008. ISBN 9781455604418. Retrieved 2020-06-01.
  6. ^ Griffin, R. Steven; ‘Workers of the Sunshine State, Unite! The Florida Socialist Party during the Progressive Era, 1900-1920’ (thesis)