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1944 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1944

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Nominee Dwight Griswold George W. Olsen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 410,136 128,760
Percentage 76.1% 23.9%

Governor before election

Dwight Griswold

Elected Governor

Dwight Griswold

The 1944 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1944, and featured incumbent Governor Dwight Griswold, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, busboy George W. Olsen, to win a third and final two-year term in office.

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George W. Olsen 20,000 50.45
Democratic P. J. Heaton 19,626 49.50
Democratic Write-in 20 0.05

Republican primary



Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight Griswold 74,359 84.79
Republican William R. Brooks 13,336 15.21
Republican Write-in 1 >0.01

General election


Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1944[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight Griswold 410,136 76.11%
Democratic George W. Olsen 128,760 23.89%
Total votes 538,896 100.0%


  1. ^ "G. W. Olsen makes his platform public Plattsmouth". Nebraska State Journal. April 29, 1944. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Rische, Thomas (April 2, 1986). "What's in a Name? Favoritism, Prejudice". New York Times. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c Frank Marsh (Sr.). "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election April 11, 1944, General Election November 7, 1944" (PDF). Retrieved September 29, 2017.

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