California gubernatorial election, 1986

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California gubernatorial election, 1986
California
1982 ←
November 4, 1986
→ 1990

  George Deukmejian Official Portrait.jpg Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley meets with Rodolfo Escalera (Crop).jpg
Nominee George Deukmejian Tom Bradley
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 4,505,601 2,781,714
Percentage 60.54 37.38

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Election results by county

Governor before election

George Deukmejian
Republican

Elected Governor

George Deukmejian
Republican

The 1986 California gubernatorial election occurred on November 4, 1986. Incumbent Republican George Deukmejian won easily in this rematch over the Democratic challenger, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.

General Election Results[edit]

1986 gubernatorial election, California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Deukmejian 4,505,601 60.54%
Democratic Tom Bradley 2,781,714 37.38%
Libertarian Joseph Fuhrig 52,628 0.71%
Peace and Freedom Maria Elizabeth Munoz 51,995 0.70%
American Independent Gary V. Miller 50,547 0.68%
Totals 7,442,485 100.00%
Voter turnout 60.00%
Republican hold

Results by county[edit]

County Deukmejian Votes Bradley Votes Others Votes
Glenn 80.45% 5,728 17.50% 1,246 2.05% 146
Colusa 79.49% 3,729 18.80% 882 1.71% 80
Sutter 78.67% 12,616 18.37% 2,946 2.96% 474
Calaveras 74.77% 8,221 23.02% 2,531 2.21% 243
Modoc 74.69% 2,641 22.91% 810 2.40% 85
Amador 74.43% 7,357 23.46% 2,319 2.11% 209
El Dorado 73.57% 26,068 24.29% 8,605 2.14% 760
Placer 73.31% 37,288 24.66% 12,542 2.03% 1,034
Nevada 73.12% 20,599 24.59% 6,928 2.29% 644
Yuba 72.37% 8,594 25.11% 2,982 2.52% 299
Orange 71.89% 468,092 26.54% 172,782 1.57% 10,222
Inyo 71.79% 4,862 25.88% 1,753 2.33% 158
Tulare 71.72% 44,335 26.35% 16,287 1.94% 1,197
San Joaquin 71.32% 76,297 26.94% 28,817 1.75% 1,868
Tuolumne 71.29% 11,121 27.16% 4,237 1.54% 241
Tehama 71.10% 10,463 26.72% 3,932 2.18% 321
Stanislaus 71.05% 53,505 27.20% 20,481 1.75% 1,315
Shasta 71.01% 29,447 26.89% 11,149 2.11% 873
Butte 70.81% 40,546 27.10% 15,518 2.09% 1,194
Mono 70.66% 1,847 27.62% 722 1.72% 45
Madera 70.55% 12,939 27.00% 4,951 2.45% 449
Mariposa 70.06% 3,844 27.57% 1,513 2.37% 130
Kings 69.07% 12,256 29.33% 5,205 1.59% 283
Lassen 68.96% 5,154 27.66% 2,067 3.39% 253
Merced 68.86% 21,426 29.26% 9,105 1.88% 584
Kern 68.23% 86,547 29.93% 37,973 1.84% 2,333
Plumas 68.19% 4,827 29.61% 2,096 2.20% 156
Napa 68.14% 26,445 29.52% 11,456 2.34% 908
Sacramento 68.05% 207,086 30.12% 91,660 1.83% 5,580
Siskiyou 67.95% 10,515 29.62% 4,584 2.42% 375
Lake 67.42% 10,994 30.07% 4,904 2.50% 408
Ventura 67.20% 118,640 31.09% 54,893 1.71% 3,024
San Luis Obispo 67.12% 41,893 30.89% 19,281 1.99% 1,245
Sierra 66.98% 1,053 30.15% 474 2.86% 45
Trinity 66.48% 3,720 29.68% 1,661 3.84% 215
San Benito 66.42% 5,284 31.68% 2,520 1.90% 151
Fresno 66.28% 96,959 32.17% 47,071 1.55% 2,268
Del Norte 65.80% 4,213 31.64% 2,026 2.56% 164
San Diego 65.17% 381,094 31.53% 184,395 3.30% 19,285
Riverside 65.10% 155,318 33.06% 78,891 1.84% 4,389
Alpine 64.22% 280 29.36% 128 6.42% 28
San Bernardino 63.76% 166,483 34.31% 89,584 1.93% 5,032
Solano 63.51% 47,396 34.01% 25,382 2.47% 1,846
Contra Costa 63.31% 159,105 34.67% 87,117 2.02% 5,086
Monterey 63.30% 46,195 34.81% 25,408 1.89% 1,379
Santa Barbara 62.84% 67,852 35.23% 38,046 1.93% 2,083
San Mateo 61.84% 121,910 36.18% 71,329 1.98% 3,906
Imperial 61.19% 11,479 36.86% 6,915 1.95% 365
Yolo 60.79% 26,154 36.97% 15,906 2.24% 963
Santa Clara 59.87% 227,285 37.64% 142,907 2.49% 9,464
Sonoma 59.43% 75,003 37.92% 47,859 2.65% 3,348
Marin 56.47% 51,693 41.17% 37,686 2.36% 2,161
Mendocino 55.96% 13,710 41.04% 10,054 3.00% 735
Humboldt 54.58% 22,534 42.65% 17,608 2.78% 1,147
Los Angeles 52.96% 1,090,138 45.21% 930,576 1.82% 37,534
Santa Cruz 50.54% 37,525 46.91% 34,831 2.54% 1,888
Alameda 47.79% 174,555 49.68% 181,445 2.53% 9,227
San Francisco 37.42% 83,741 60.20% 134,738 2.38% 5,325

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