Virginia gubernatorial election, 1981 Article

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Virginia gubernatorial election, 1981

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Turnout64.8% (voting eligible) [1]
  Charles Robb 1980.jpg Marshall Coleman 1976.jpg
Nominee Chuck Robb Marshall Coleman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 760,357 659,398
Percentage 53.52% 46.42%

Governor before election

John N. Dalton
Republican

Elected Governor

Charles Robb
Democratic

In the 1981 Virginia gubernatorial election, Republican incumbent Governor John N. Dalton was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Chuck Robb, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, was nominated by the Democratic Party to run against the Republican nominee, state Attorney General J. Marshall Coleman.

Candidates

Results

Virginia gubernatorial election, 1981 [2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles S. Robb 760,357 53.56% +10.32%
Republican J. Marshall Coleman 659,398 46.44% -9.41%
Majority 100,959 7.11% -5.51%
Turnout 1,419,755
Democratic gain from Republican 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%201982%20Vol.%2058%20No.%206.pdf