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1922 Colorado gubernatorial election

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1922 Colorado gubernatorial election

← 1920 November 7, 1922 1924 →
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Ad for the Republican Ticket in the 1922 elections in Colorado (cropped).png
Nominee William Ellery Sweet Benjamin Griffith
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 138,098 134,353
Percentage 49.64% 48.29%

1922 Colorado gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results

Sweet:      50–60%      60–70%

Griffith:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Oliver Henry Shoup

Elected Governor

William Ellery Sweet

The 1922 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1922. Democratic nominee William Ellery Sweet defeated Republican nominee Benjamin Griffith with 49.64% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 12, 1922.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Ellery Sweet 36,593 56.0
Democratic Fred A. Sabin 21,255 32.5
Democratic Benjamin L. Jefferson 7,471 11.4
Total votes 65,319 100.0

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Benjamin Griffith 31,244 61.1
Republican Earl Cooley 19,857 38.9
Total votes 51,101 100.0

General election

An ad for the Republican ticket in the 1922 state election. Gubernatorial nominee Benjamin Griffith is front and center.
An ad for the Republican ticket in the 1922 state election. Gubernatorial nominee Benjamin Griffith is front and center.


Major party candidates

  • William Ellery Sweet, Democratic
  • Benjamin Griffith, Republican

Other candidates

  • Lauren E. Arnold, Socialist
  • G.F. Stevens, Farmer–Labor
  • Barney Haughey, Independent


1922 Colorado gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William Ellery Sweet 138,098 49.64% +12.53%
Republican Benjamin Griffith 134,353 48.29% -11.26%
Socialist Lauren E. Arnold 2,283 0.82%
Farmer–Labor G.F. Stevens 2,030 0.73% -2.62%
Independent Barney Haughey 1,445 0.52% N/A
Majority 3,745 1.35%
Turnout 278,209
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


  1. ^ a b c d "State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast 1922" (PDF). Secretary of State of Colorado. 1922. Retrieved April 20, 2020.
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