1970 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

← 1966 November 3, 1970 1974 →
 
Nominee David Hall Dewey F. Bartlett
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 338,338 336,157
Percentage 48.4% 48.1%

County results
Hall:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Bartlett:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Dewey F. Bartlett
Republican

Elected Governor

David Hall
Democratic

The 1970 Oklahoma gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970, and was a race for the Governor of Oklahoma. Democrat David Hall narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Dewey F. Bartlett, a result that was not clear for 21 days as a ballot recount was conducted.[1] American Party candidate Reuel Little, who had helped form the party to back the 1968 presidential campaign of George Wallace, received over 24 thousand votes, dwarfing the difference between Hall and Bartlett.[2][3]

Results

1970 gubernatorial election, Oklahoma
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic David Hall 338,338 48.4
Republican Dewey F. Bartlett (incumbent) 336,157 48.1
American Reuel Little 24,295 3.4
Majority
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

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References

  1. ^ http://www.voicesofoklahoma.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Hall_Transcript.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Janna Little Ryan's Grandfather Ran for Governor, Helped George Wallace". 11 August 2012.
  3. ^ https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/1968-1974_RESULTS.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ https://www.ok.gov/elections/documents/1968-1974_RESULTS.pdf[bare URL PDF]