Electoral history of Strom Thurmond

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James Strom Thurmond

Electoral history of Strom Thurmond, 103rd Governor of South Carolina (1947-1951), United States Senator from South Carolina (1954-1956, 1956-2003; Democrat until 1964 and Republican after), 1948 State's Rights Democrats presidential nominee and President pro tempore of the United States Senate (1981-1987, 1995-2001 and 2001).

Thurmond's over 70 years electoral career begun from successful election for the county attorney in 1930 and continued until 2003.

Democratic primary for Governor of South Carolina, 1946:[1]

Democratic primary runoff for Governor of South Carolina, 1946:[2]

South Carolina gubernatorial election, 1946:[3]

  • Strom Thurmond (D) - 26,520 (100.00%)

United States presidential election, 1948:

Democratic primary for the United States Senate from South Carolina, 1950:[4]

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1954:[5]

  • Strom Thurmond (Independent Democrat) (write-in) - 143,444 (63.13%)
  • Edgar A. Brown (D) - 83,525 (36.76%)
  • Marcus A. Stone (write-in) - 240 (0.11%)

United States Senate special election in South Carolina, 1956:[6]

  • Strom Thurmond (D) (inc.) - 245,371 (100.00%)

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1960:[7]

  • Strom Thurmond (D) (inc.) - 330,167 (99.97%)
  • Others (write-in) - 102 (0.03%)

United States presidential election, 1960:

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1966:[8]

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1972:[9]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 415,806 (63.29%)
  • Nick Ziegler (D) - 241,056 (36.69%)
  • Others (write-in) - 172 (0.03%)

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1978:[10]

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1981:[11]

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1983:[12]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 54 (54.00%)
  • John C. Stennis (D) - 46 (46.00%)

Republican primary for the United States Senate from South Carolina, 1984:[13]

  • Strom Thurmond (inc.) - 44,662 (94.31%)
  • Bob Cunningham - 2,693 (5.69%)

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1984:[14]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 644,815 (66.81%)
  • Melvin Purvis (D) - 306,982 (31.81%)
  • Stephen Davis (LBT) - 13,333 (1.38%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1985:[15]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 53 (53.00%)
  • John C. Stennis (D) - 47 (47.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1987:[16]

  • John C. Stennis (D) - 55 (55.00%)
  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 45 (45.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1989:[17]

  • Robert Byrd (D) - 55 (55.00%)
  • Strom Thurmond (R) - 45 (45.00%)

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1990:[18]

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1991:[19]

  • Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 56 (56.00%)
  • Strom Thurmond (R) - 44 (44.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1993:[20]

  • Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 57 (57.00%)
  • Strom Thurmond (R) - 43 (43.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1995:[21]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) - 52 (52.00%)
  • Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 48 (48.00%)

Republican primary for the United States Senate from South Carolina, 1996:[22]

  • Strom Thurmond (inc.) - 132,145 (60.62%)
  • Harold G. Worley - 65,666 (30.12%)
  • Charlie Thompson - 20,185 (9.26%)

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 1996:[23]

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1997:[24]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 55 (55.00%)
  • Robert Byrd - 45 (45.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, 1999:[25]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 55 (55.00%)
  • Robert Byrd - 45 (45.00%)

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, January 3, 2001:[26]

  • Robert Byrd (D) - 51 (50.50%)
  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 50 (49.51%)

Vice President Al Gore cast tie-breaking vote

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, January 20, 2001:[27]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) - 51 (50.50%)
  • Robert Byrd (D) (inc.) - 50 (49.51%)

Vice President Dick Cheney cast tie-breaking vote

President pro tempore of the United States Senate, June 6, 2001:[28]

  • Robert Byrd (D) - 51 (51.00%)
  • Strom Thurmond (R) (inc.) - 49 (49.00%)

President pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate, June 6, 2001:[29]

  • Strom Thurmond (R) - 100 (100.00%)

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