1924 South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial primary

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Candidate Thomas McLeod John T. Duncan
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 125,364 78,643
Percentage 61.5% 38.5%

Governor of South Carolina before election

Thomas Gordon McLeod

Elected Governor of South Carolina

Thomas Gordon McLeod

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The 1924 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1924 to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. Governor Thomas Gordon McLeod won the Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election being reelected for a second two-year term.

Democratic primary



The South Carolina Democratic Party held their primary for governor in the summer of 1924 and Governor McLeod was able to avoid a runoff election by obtaining over 50% of the vote in the primary election against J.T. Duncan.


Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Thomas Gordon McLeod 125,364 61.5
John T. Duncan 78,643 38.5

General election

The general election was held on November 4, 1924 and Thomas McLeod was reelected governor of South Carolina without opposition on account of South Carolina's single party government. Turnout increased by approximately 50% over the election in 1922 because there was also a presidential election.

South Carolina Gubernatorial Election, 1924
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Thomas Gordon McLeod (incumbent) 53,345 100.0 0.0
Majority 53,345 100.0 0.0
Turnout 53,345
Democratic hold
  65+% won by McLeod

See also


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