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1940 Arkansas gubernatorial election

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1940 Arkansas gubernatorial election

← 1938 November 5, 1940 1942 →
 
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Nominee Homer Martin Adkins Harley C. Stump
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 184,578 16,600
Percentage 91.36% 8.22%

Governor before election

Carl E. Bailey
Democratic

Elected Governor

Homer Martin Adkins
Democratic

The 1940 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1940.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Carl E. Bailey was defeated in the Democratic primary.

Democratic nominee Homer Martin Adkins defeated Republican nominee Harley C. Stump with 91.36% of the vote.

Democratic primary

The Democratic primary election was held on August 13, 1940.

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Homer Martin Adkins 142,247 55.93
Democratic Carl E. Bailey 110,613 43.49
Democratic Frank Witte 828 0.33
Democratic J. Rosser Venable 653 0.26
Total votes 254,344 100.00

General election

Candidates

  • Homer Martin Adkins, Democratic
  • Harley C. Stump, mayor of Stuttgart.[6] Stump was nominated at the Republican State Convention on May 11, 1940.[7]
  • Walter Scott McNutt, Independent, candidate for Governor in 1938

Results

1940 Arkansas gubernatorial election[8][9][10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Homer Martin Adkins 184,578 91.36%
Republican Harley C. Stump 16,600 8.22%
Independent Walter S. McNutt 866 0.43%
Majority 167,978 83.14%
Turnout 202,044 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Political Races". Northwest Arkansas Times. Fayetteville, Arkansas. 10 August 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  2. ^ "J. Rosser Venable Taken By Death". The Camden News. Camden, Arkansas. 7 October 1948. p. 1. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  3. ^ "State Politics Opening Up". Northwest Arkansas Times. Fayetteville, Arkansas. 3 July 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  4. ^ "AR Governor, 1940 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  5. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 99.
  6. ^ "G.O.P. Mayor Gives Demos a Break". Daily Illini. Urbana-Champaign. 28 July 1940. p. 3. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  7. ^ "State Republicans Select Delegates". Northwest Arkansas Times. Fayetteville, Arkansas. 13 May 1940. p. 1. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  8. ^ "AR Governor, 1940". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 23 November 2020.
  9. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 42.
  10. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 22–23.
  11. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2014). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1932-1952: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 7. ISBN 978-0-7864-7034-1.

Bibliography

  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  • Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Meckler Books. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
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