1940 North Dakota gubernatorial election

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Nominee John Moses Jack A. Patterson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 173,278 101,287
Percentage 63.11% 36.89%

1940 North Dakota gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Moses:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Patterson:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

John Moses
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Moses
Democratic

The 1940 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Democrat John Moses defeated Republican nominee Jack A. Patterson with 63.11% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 25, 1940.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Moses (inc.) 31,992 91.75
Democratic C. P. Stone 2,877 8.25
Total votes 143,490 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack A. Patterson 78,690 54.84
Republican Lewis T. Orlady 64,800 45.16
Total votes 143,490 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1940 North Dakota gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Moses (inc.) 173,278 63.11%
Republican Jack A. Patterson 101,287 36.89%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1940. Retrieved April 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "General Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1940. Retrieved April 5, 2020.