1930 Alabama gubernatorial election

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Alabama gubernatorial election, 1930

← 1926 November 4, 1930 1934 →
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Nominee Benjamin M. Miller Hugh A. Locke
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 155,034 95,745
Percentage 61.82% 38.18%

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County Results


Miller:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%      90-100%
Locke:      50-60%

     60-70%

Governor before election

Bibb Graves
Democratic

Elected Governor

Benjamin M. Miller
Democratic

The 1930 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1930, in order to elect the Governor of Alabama. Democratic incumbent Bibb Graves was term-limited, and could not seek a second consecutive term.

Democratic primary[edit]

At the time this election took place, Alabama, as with most other southern states, was solidly Democratic, and the Republican Party had such diminished influence that the Democratic primary was the de facto contest for state offices; after winning the Democratic primary it was a given you would win the general election.

Results[edit]

Alabama Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1930[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benjamin M. Miller 77,066 39.18
Democratic W. C. Davis 70,966 36.06
Democratic W. Finnell 19,320 9.82
Democratic Charles C. McCall 19,004 9.66
Democratic J. A. Carnley 7,834 3.98
Democratic Watt T. Brown 2,518 1.28
Total votes 196,708 100.00

Results[edit]

Alabama gubernatorial election, 1930[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benjamin M. Miller 155,034 61.82
Independent Hugh A. Locke 95,745 38.18
Total votes 250,779 100.00
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AL Governor D Primary 1930". Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "AL Governor 1930". Retrieved October 24, 2016.