1938 North Dakota gubernatorial election

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Nominee John Moses John N. Hagan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 138,270 125,246
Percentage 52.47% 47.53%

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County results
Moses:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Hagan:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

William Langer
Nonpartisan League

Elected Governor

John Moses
Democratic

The 1938 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1938. Democratic nominee John Moses defeated Republican nominee John N. Hagan with 52.47% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 28, 1938.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Moses 39,090 93.79
Democratic Oliver Rosenberg 2,590 6.21
Total votes 41,680 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John N. Hagan 90,761 52.39
Republican Thorstein H. H. Thoresen 82,467 47.61
Total votes 173,228 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1938 North Dakota gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Moses 138,270 52.47%
Republican John N. Hagan 125,246 47.53%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1938. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "General Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1938. Retrieved April 5, 2020.