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1940 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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1940 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1938 November 5, 1940 (1940-11-05) 1942 →
 
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Nominee Leverett Saltonstall Paul A. Dever
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Horace T. Cahill Owen A. Gallagher
Popular vote 999,223 993,635
Percentage 49.74% 49.46%

Massachusetts Governor Election Results by County, 1940.svg
County results
Saltonstall:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Dever:      50–60%

Governor before election

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

Elected Governor

Leverett Saltonstall
Republican

Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 5, 1940.

Republican primary

Governor

Incumbent Governor Leverett Saltonstall was unopposed for re-election.

Results

Republican Gubernatorial primary, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Leverett Saltonstall 304,689 99.98%
Write-in All others 62 0.02%

Lieutenant Governor

Incumbent Lieutenant Governor Horace Cahill was unopposed for re-election.

Results

Republican Lt. gubernatorial primary, 1940[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Horace T. Cahill 298,854 100.00%
Write-in All others 9 0.00%

Democratic primary

Governor

Candidates

Declared

Results

Democratic gubernatorial primary, 1940[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Paul A. Dever 239,273 66.22%
Democratic Francis E. Kelly 122,061 33.78%
Write-in All others 10 0.00%

Lieutenant Governor

Candidates

Declared
Democratic Lt. gubernatorial primary, 1940[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Owen A. Gallagher 122,884 36.08%
Democratic John C. Carr 120,806 35.47%
Democratic Francis P. Kelley 61,875 18.17%
Democratic Michael P. McCarron 14,751 4.33%
Democratic Charles E. O'Neil 10,945 3.21%
Democratic Raymond A. Willett 9,286 2.73%
Write-in All others 13 0.00%

Governor

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1940[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Leverett Saltonstall 999,223 49.74%
Democratic Paul A. Dever 993,635 49.46%
Communist Otis Archer Hood 5,547 0.27%
Socialist Jeffrey W. Campbell 4,623 0.23%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 3,463 0.17%
Prohibition E. Tallmadge Root 2,320 0.11%
Write-in All others 9 0.00%
Republican hold Swing

Lt. Governor

Massachusetts Lt. gubernatorial election, 1940[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Horace T. Cahill 985,884 50.59%
Democratic Owen A. Gallagher 928,739 47.65%
Prohibition Guy S. Williams 11,339 0.58%
Communist Hugo DeGregory 9,827 0.50%
Socialist Walter S. Hutchins 8,212 0.42%
Socialist Labor George L. McGlynn 5,022 0.26%
Write-in All others 8 0.00%
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Election Statistics 1940, p. 114.
  2. ^ Election Statistics 1940, p. 117.
  3. ^ Election Statistics 1940, p. 188.
  4. ^ "MA Governor, 1940 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 6 April 2019.
  5. ^ Election Statistics 1940, p. 194.
  6. ^ a b Election Statistics 1940, p. 3.
  7. ^ "MA Governor, 1940". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 6 April 2019.

Bibliography

Frederic W. Cook, Secretary of the Commonwealth (1941). Election Statistics, 1940. Boston, MA.

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