Virginia gubernatorial election, 1977 Article

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Virginia gubernatorial election, 1977

←  1973 November 8, 1977 1981 →
Turnout62.7% (voting eligible) [1]
  John Dalton 1976.jpg Henry Howell 1972.jpg
Nominee John N. Dalton Henry Howell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 699,302 541,319
Percentage 55.90% 43.27%

Governor before election

Mills E. Godwin, Jr.
Republican

Elected Governor

John N. Dalton
Republican

In the 1977 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor Mills E. Godwin, Jr., a Republican, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. John N. Dalton, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was nominated by the Republican Party to run against the Democratic nominee, former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Henry Howell. [2]

Candidates

Results

Virginia gubernatorial election, 1977 [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John N. Dalton 699,302 55.90% +5.19%
Democratic Henry Howell 541,319 43.27% -5.99%
Independent Alan Ogden 10,101 0.81%
Write-ins 218 0.02%
Majority 157,983 12.63% +11.18%
Turnout 1,250,940
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Virginia Department of Elections (2016). "Registration/Turnout Statistics". The Commonwealth of Virginia. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  2. ^ http://www.coopercenter.org/sites/default/files/autoVANLPubs/Virginia%20News%20Letter%201978%20Vol.%2054%20No.%206.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=26401