Missouri gubernatorial election, 1868

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1868
Missouri
1864 ←
November 3, 1868
→ 1870

  Joseph W. McClurg - Brady-Handy.jpg John smith phelps.jpg
Nominee Joseph W. McClurg John S. Phelps
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 82,090 62,778
Percentage 56.67% 43.33%

Governor before election

Thomas Clement Fletcher
Republican

Elected Governor

Joseph W. McClurg
Republican

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1868 was Missouri's fifteenth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 3, 1868 and resulted in a victory for the Republican nominee, Congressman Joseph W. McClurg, over Democratic nominee former Congressman John S. Phelps.

Results[edit]

1868 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joseph W. McClurg 82,090 56.67 -13.65
Democratic John S. Phelps 62,778 43.33 +13.65
Majority 19,312 13.34 -27.30
Turnout 144,868 12.26
Republican hold Swing

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