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1950 Colorado gubernatorial election

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1950 Colorado gubernatorial election

← 1948 November 7, 1950 1952 →
Dan Thornton (Colorado governor).jpg
CO Gov Walter Walford Johnson.jpg
Nominee Daniel I. J. Thornton Walter Walford Johnson
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 236,472 212,976
Percentage 52.43% 47.22%

1950 Colorado gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results

Thornton:      50-60%      60-70%

Johnson:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Walter Walford Johnson

Elected Governor

Daniel I. J. Thornton

The 1950 Colorado gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950. Republican nominee Daniel I. J. Thornton defeated Democratic incumbent Walter Walford Johnson with 52.43% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 12, 1950.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Walter Walford Johnson (incumbent) 66,685 100.00

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Daniel I. J. Thornton 54,643
Republican Ray H. Brannaman 25,522
Total votes 80,165 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • Daniel I. J. Thornton, Republican
  • Walter Walford Johnson, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Louis K. Stephens, Socialist Labor


1950 Colorado gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Daniel I. J. Thornton 236,472 52.43%
Democratic Walter Walford Johnson (incumbent) 212,976 47.22%
Socialist Labor Louis K. Stephens 1,546 0.34%
Majority 23,496
Turnout 450,994
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ a b c d "State of Colorado Abstract of Votes Cast 1950" (PDF). Secretary of State of Colorado. 1950. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
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