1978 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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Nominee J. Joseph Garrahy Lincoln Almond Joseph A. Doorley Jr.
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 197,386 96,596 20,381
Percentage 62.79% 30.73% 6.48%

Garrahy:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Almond:      50–60%

Governor before election

J. Joseph Garrahy
Democratic

Elected Governor

J. Joseph Garrahy
Democratic

The 1978 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1978. Incumbent Democrat J. Joseph Garrahy defeated Republican nominee Lincoln Almond with 62.79% of the vote.

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1978 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic J. Joseph Garrahy (incumbent) 197,386 62.79%
Republican Lincoln Almond 96,596 30.73%
Independent Joseph A. Doorley Jr. 20,381 6.48%
Majority 100,790
Turnout 314,363
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "General Election November 7, 1978". Elections.ri.gov. Retrieved March 29, 2020.