1964 Delaware gubernatorial election

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Nominee Charles L. Terry Jr. David P. Buckson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 102,797 97,374
Percentage 51.35% 48.65%

County results
Terry:      50–60%

Governor before election

Elbert N. Carvel
Democratic

Elected Governor

Charles L. Terry Jr.
Democratic

The 1964 Delaware gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1964.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Elbert N. Carvel was term-limited, having served two non-consecutive terms. Carvel instead ran for the U.S. Senate.

Democratic nominee Charles L. Terry Jr. defeated Republican nominee David P. Buckson with 51.35% of the vote.

General election

Nominations

Nominations were made by party conventions.[1]

Candidates

Results

1964 Delaware gubernatorial election[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles L. Terry Jr. 102,797 51.35%
Republican David P. Buckson 97,374 48.65%
Majority 5,423 2.71%
Turnout 200,171 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ America Votes 6, p. 73.
  2. ^ "DE Governor, 1964". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 5 June 2020.
  3. ^ America Votes 6, p. 69.
  4. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 46.

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