Missouri gubernatorial election, 1870

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1870
Missouri
1868 ←
November 8, 1870
→ 1872

  BGratzBrown.png Joseph W. McClurg - Brady-Handy.jpg
Nominee Benjamin Gratz Brown Joseph W. McClurg
Party Liberal Republican Republican
Popular vote 104,374 63,235
Percentage 62.27% 37.73%

Governor before election

Joseph W. McClurg
Republican

Elected Governor

Benjamin Gratz Brown
Liberal Republican

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1870 was Missouri's sixteenth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 8, 1870 and resulted in a victory for the Liberal Republican nominee, former Senator Benjamin Gratz Brown, over incumbent Republican Governor Joseph W. McClurg.

Results[edit]

1870 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Republican Benjamin Gratz Brown 104,374 62.27 +62.27
Republican Joseph W. McClurg 63,235 37.73 -5.60
Majority 41,139 24.54 +11.20
Turnout 167,609 9.74
Liberal Republican gain from Republican Swing

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