1978 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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1978 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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Nominee Bill Janklow Roger D. McKellips
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Lowell Hansen Billie Sutton
Popular vote 147,116 112,679
Percentage 56.6% 43.4%

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County results

Janklow:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

McKellips:      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%

Governor before election

Harvey L. Wollman
Democratic

Elected Governor

Bill Janklow
Republican

The 1978 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1978, to elect a Governor of South Dakota. Republican nominee Bill Janklow was elected, defeating Democratic nominee Roger D. McKellips.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roger McKellips 34,160 49.09
Democratic Harvey L. Wollman (Incumbent) 32,690 46.97
Democratic John Bohr 2,743 3.94
Total votes 69,593 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Janklow 46,423 50.89
Republican LeRoy G. Hoffman 30,026 32.92
Republican Clint Roberts 14,774 16.20
Total votes 91,223 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1978[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Janklow 147,116 56.63
Democratic Roger D. McKellips 112,679 43.37
Total votes 259,795 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Governor - D Primary". Our Campaigns. April 27, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Official Election Results for South Dakota" (PDF). South Dakota Secretary of State. 1978. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. ^ "SD Governor - R Primary". Our Campaigns. April 27, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Leip, David (May 27, 2008). "1978 Gubernatorial General Election Results - South Dakota". Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "Official Election Results By Counties for the State of South Dakota" (PDF). South Dakota Secretary of State. 1978. Retrieved June 5, 2014.