1946 Ohio gubernatorial election

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1946 Ohio gubernatorial election

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Nominee Thomas J. Herbert Frank Lausche
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,166,550 1,125,997
Percentage 50.64% 48.88%

Governor before election

Frank Lausche
Democratic

Elected Governor

Thomas J. Herbert
Republican

The 1946 Ohio gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1946. Republican nominee Thomas J. Herbert defeated Democratic incumbent Frank Lausche with 50.64% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 7, 1946.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Lausche 291,635 89.21
Democratic Joseph Torok Jr. 35,269 10.79
Total votes 326,904 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas J. Herbert 296,654 86.79
Republican Albert Edward Payne 45,137 13.21
Total votes 341,791 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Thomas J. Herbert, Republican
  • Frank Lausche, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Arla A. Albaugh, Socialist Labor

Results[edit]

1946 Ohio gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thomas J. Herbert 1,166,550 50.64%
Democratic Frank Lausche 1,125,997 48.88%
Socialist Labor Arla A. Albaugh 11,203 0.49%
Majority 40,553
Turnout 2,303,750
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1946 Democratic Primary". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  2. ^ "1946 Republican Primary". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2019-07-07.
  3. ^ "1946 General Election Overview". Sos.state.oh.us. Retrieved 2019-07-07.