1968 North Dakota gubernatorial election

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Nominee William L. Guy Robert P. McCarney
Party Democratic-NPL Republican
Popular vote 135,955 108,382
Percentage 54.82% 43.70%

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County Results
Guy:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Tie:      40-50%
McCarney:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

William L. Guy
Democratic-NPL

Elected Governor

William L. Guy
Democratic-NPL

The 1968 North Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1968. Incumbent Democrat William L. Guy defeated Republican nominee Robert P. McCarney with 54.82% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 3, 1968.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-NPL William L. Guy (inc.) 32,830 100.00
Total votes 32,830 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert P. McCarney 47,324 52.48
Republican Edward W. Doherty 42,845 47.52
Total votes 90,169 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1968 North Dakota gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-NPL William L. Guy (inc.) 135,955 54.82%
Republican Robert P. McCarney 108,382 43.70%
Independent Leo Landsberger 3,663 1.48%
Majority 27,575
Turnout 247,998
Democratic-NPL hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b c "Primary Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1968. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "General Election" (PDF). North Dakota Secretary of State. 1968. Retrieved February 27, 2019.