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1970 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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1970 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

← 1968 November 3, 1970 1972 →
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Nominee Frank Licht Herbert F. DeSimone
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 173,420 171,549
Percentage 50.07% 49.53%

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Governor before election

Frank Licht

Elected Governor

Frank Licht

The 1970 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970. Incumbent Democrat Frank Licht defeated Republican nominee Herbert F. DeSimone with 50.07% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 15, 1970.[1]

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Herbert F. DeSimone 11,826 95.99
Republican Raymond W. Monaco 494 4.01
Total votes 12,320 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • Frank Licht, Democratic
  • Herbert F. DeSimone, Republican

Other candidates

  • John E. Powers, Independent


1970 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank Licht 173,420 50.07%
Republican Herbert F. DeSimone 171,549 49.53%
Socialist Workers John E. Powers 1,372 0.40%
Majority 1,871
Turnout 346,342
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ a b Kalb, Deborah (24 December 2015). Guide to U.S. Elections. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
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