1944 Minnesota gubernatorial election

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1944 Minnesota gubernatorial election

← 1942 November 7, 1944 1946 →
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Nominee Edward John Thye Byron G. Allen
Party Republican Democratic (DFL)
Popular vote 701,185 430,132
Percentage 61.59% 37.78%

County Results

Thye:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Allen:      50-60%


Governor before election

Edward John Thye

Elected Governor

Edward John Thye

The 1944 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1944. Republican Party of Minnesota candidate Edward John Thye defeated Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party challenger Byron G. Allen. As the Democratic Party of Minnesota and Farmer–Labor Party merged earlier in the year, this was the first gubernatorial election in which the parties ran a combined ticket. The vote change below reflects the departure from the combined Democratic and Farmer–Labor totals in 1942.


1944 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward John Thye 701,185 61.59% +9.99%
Democratic (DFL) Byron G. Allen 430,132 37.78% -9.44%
Industrial Government Gerald M. York 7,151 0.63% +0.09%
Majority 271,053 23.81%
Turnout 1,138,468
Republican hold Swing

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