1936 North Dakota gubernatorial election

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Nominee William Langer Walter Welford John Moses
Party Nonpartisan League Republican Democratic
Popular vote 98,750 95,697 80,726
Percentage 35.80% 34.70% 29.27%

1936 North Dakota gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Langer:      30-40%      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%
Welford:      30-40%      40-50%
Moss:      30-40%

Governor before election

Walter Welford
Republican

Elected Governor

William Langer
Nonpartisan League

The 1936 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1936. Nonpartisan League nominee William Langer defeated incumbent Republican Walter Welford with 35.80% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 24, 1936.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Moses 26,081 63.05
Democratic Ole H. Olson 12,942 31.29
Democratic James F. Morrow 2,341 5.66
Total votes 41,364 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Walter Welford (inc.) 90,788 50.19
Republican William Langer 90,093 49.81
Total votes 180,881 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1936 North Dakota gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Nonpartisan League William Langer 98,750 35.80%
Republican Walter Welford (inc.) 95,697 34.70%
Democratic John Moses 80,726 29.27%
Communist Pat J. Barrett 331 0.12%
Progressive Party L. J. Wehe 309 0.11%
Majority
Turnout
Nonpartisan League gain from Republican Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1936. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "General Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1936. Retrieved April 6, 2020.