1974 Alabama gubernatorial election Information

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Alabama gubernatorial election, 1974

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Nominee George Wallace Elvin McCary
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 497,574 88,381
Percentage 83.2% 14.8%

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County results
Wallace:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Governor before election

George Wallace

Elected Governor

George Wallace

The 1974 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1974. Incumbent Democratic Governor George Wallace was reelected in a landslide over his Republican opponent, businessman Elvin McCary. Wallace was the first Alabama governor to win election to a second consecutive term, as the state's Constitution was amended in 1968 to allow governors to serve a maximum two elected consecutive terms. This was also Wallace's first campaign after having been paralyzed following being shot by Arthur Bremer in an assassination attempt during Wallace's run for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination.

Democratic primary

Republican primary


Alabama gubernatorial election, 1974 [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Wallace (Incumbent) 497,574 83.16
Republican Elvin McCary 88,381 14.77
Prohibition Jim Partain 12,350 2.06
Total votes 598,305 100
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "1974 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Alabama". U.S.Election Atlas. Retrieved June 27, 2015.