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1970 Arkansas gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1970 Arkansas gubernatorial election

← 1968 November 3, 1970 1972 →
 
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Nominee Dale Bumpers Winthrop Rockefeller Walter L. Carruth
Party Democratic Republican American

Popular vote 375,648 197,418 36,132
Percentage 61.66% 32.41% 5.93%

Arkansas Governor Election Results by County, 1970.svg
County results
Bumpers:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Rockefeller:      40-50%

Governor before election

Winthrop Rockefeller
Republican

Elected Governor

Dale Bumpers
Democratic

The 1970 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970.

Incumbent Republican Governor Winthrop Rockefeller ran for a third term but was defeated by Democratic nominee Dale Bumpers who won 61.66% of the vote. As of 2021, this is the last time Lee County voted for the Republican candidate.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on August 25, 1970, with the Democratic runoff held on September 8, 1970.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[6][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Orval Faubus 156,578 36.36
Democratic Dale Bumpers 86,156 20.01
Democratic Joe Purcell 81,566 18.94
Democratic Hayes C. McClerkin 45,011 10.45
Democratic Bill Wells 32,543 7.56
Democratic Robert C. Compton 19,336 4.49
Democratic James M. Malone 6,718 1.56
Democratic William S. Cheek 2,725 0.63
Total votes 430,633 100.00
Democratic primary run-off results[6][7][9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dale Bumpers 259,780 58.71
Democratic Orval Faubus 182,732 41.29
Total votes 442,512 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[6][7][13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Winthrop Rockefeller 58,197 96.79
Republican R. J. Hampton 829 1.38
Republican James MacKrell 681 1.13
Republican Les Gibbs 423 0.70
Total votes 60,130 100.00

General election

Candidates

  • Dale Bumpers, Democratic
  • Winthrop Rockefeller, Republican
  • Walter L. Carruth, American Party, farmer[1]

Results

1970 Arkansas gubernatorial election[14][15][16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dale Bumpers 375,648 61.66%
Republican Winthrop Rockefeller 197,418 32.41%
American

Walter L. Carruth 36,132 5.93%
Majority 178,230 29.25%
Turnout 609,198 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Defeat of Faubus a Sharp Break With Political Past in Arkansas". New York Times. New York, NY. 10 September 1970. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Faubus is leader in Arkansas vote". New York Times. New York, NY. 26 August 1970. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Classroom to be Named for Law Grad". University of Arkansas. 12 May 2004. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ "James Miller Malone, Jr., September 30, 1926 - April 27, 2014". Boyd Funeral Home. Lonoke, AR. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  5. ^ Urwin 1991, p. 176.
  6. ^ a b c Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 100.
  7. ^ a b c America Votes 9, p. 37.
  8. ^ "AR Governor, 1970 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  9. ^ "AR Governor, 1972 - D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  10. ^ Urwin 1991, p. 178.
  11. ^ "Negro to Seek Nomination For Governor in Arkansas". New York Times. New York, NY. 17 June 1970. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  12. ^ Urwin 1991, p. 177.
  13. ^ "AR Governor, 1970 - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  14. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 42.
  15. ^ America Votes 9, p. 32.
  16. ^ "AR Governor, 1970". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 May 2020.

Bibliography

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