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1962 Arkansas gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1962 Arkansas gubernatorial election

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Nominee Orval Faubus Willis Ricketts
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 225,743 82,349
Percentage 73.27% 26.73%

Arkansas Governor Election Results by County, 1962.svg
County Results
Faubus:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Orval Faubus
Democratic

Elected Governor

Orval Faubus
Democratic

The 1962 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Orval Faubus won election to a fifth term, defeating Republican nominee Willis Ricketts with 73.27% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on July 31, 1962. By winning over 50% of the vote, Faubus avoided a run-off which would have been held on August 14, 1962.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Orval Faubus 208,996 51.59
Democratic Sid McMath 83,473 20.61
Democratic Dale Alford 82,815 20.44
Democratic Vernon H. Whitten 22,377 5.52
Democratic Kenneth Coffelt 5,302 1.31
Democratic David A. Cox 2,149 0.53
Total votes 405,112 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Willis Ricketts, former president of the Arkansas Jaycees[6]

Results

Republican primary results[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Willis Ricketts unopposed

General election

Candidates

Results

1962 Arkansas gubernatorial election[7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Orval Faubus 225,743 73.27%
Republican Willis Ricketts 82,349 26.73%
Majority 143,394 46.54%
Turnout 308,092 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "1962 Elections". Voting Information. Washington, D.C.: Prepared by Office of Armed Forces Information & Education, Department of Defense. January 1962. p. 48. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Dumas, Ernest (25 April 2019). "A forgotten candidate and the 1962 Arkansas governor's race". Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas Times. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ "AR Governor, 1962 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 100.
  5. ^ a b America Votes 5, p. 37.
  6. ^ "Willis Ricketts Papers". Special Collections Department. University of Arkansas Libraries. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  7. ^ "AR Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  8. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 42.
  9. ^ America Votes 5, p. 30.

Bibliography

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