1974 Alabama gubernatorial election Article

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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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Wallace:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
     90–100%

Governor before election

George Wallace
Democratic

Elected Governor

George Wallace
Democratic

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.

Democratic primary

Republican primary

Results

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

References

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