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1926 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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1926 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

← 1922 November 2, 1926 1930 →
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Nominee Henry S. Johnston Omer K. Benedict
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 213,167 170,714
Percentage 55.0% 44.0%

Governor before election

Martin E. Trapp

Elected Governor

Henry S. Johnston

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 1926 was held on November 2, 1926, and was a race for the Governor of Oklahoma. Democrat Henry S. Johnston defeated Republican Omer K. Benedict. Also on the ballot were John Franing of the Farmer–Labor Party, E. H. H. Gates of the Socialist Party, and Independent Ed Boyle. [1]

Democratic primary

Ten candidates vied for the Democratic nomination, including former governor James B. A. Robertson and Oklahoma City, OK Mayor O. A. Cargill. Henry S. Johnston, who had been in the Oklahoma Senate since statehood including a term as the first President pro temp, won the primary with a plurality.

Primary Results

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry S. Johnston 87,840 36.9
Democratic W. M. Darnell 73,922 31.1
Democratic O. A. Cargill 45,993 19.3
Democratic J. B. A. Robertson 13,560 5.7
Democratic William M. Franklin 4,695 1.9
Democratic Frank F. Davis 3,194 1.3
Democratic T. H. Wren 3,194 1.3
Democratic John R. Clarke 2,230 0.9
Democratic J. A. Anderson 1,721 0.7
Democratic Porter N. McCallum 1,231 0.5
Total votes 237,580 100.00

Republican primary

Eight candidates sought the Republican nomination, with Omer K. Benedict winning with less than one-third of the total vote.


Republican primary results [3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Omer K. Benedict 22,680 32.9
Republican W. J. Otjen 18,334 26.6
Republican Jim Harris 12,530 18.1
Republican James Hepburn 7,361 10.6
Republican Henry L. Cloud 3,679 5.3
Republican Edward D. Evans 1,757 2.5
Republican George Healy 1,409 2.0
Republican John G. Leiber 1,109 1.6
Total votes 68,859 100.00


1926 Oklahoma gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Henry S. Johnston 213,167 55.0
Republican Omer K. Benedict 170,714 44.0
Farmer–Labor John Franing 1,646 0.4
Socialist E. H. H. Gates 1,350 0.3
Independent Ed Boyle 431 0.1
Democratic hold Swing


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