North Carolina gubernatorial election, 1984

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North Carolina gubernatorial election, 1984
North Carolina
1980 ←
6 November 1984
→ 1988

  James G. Martin at Johnson AFB, Dec 29, 1988.JPEG
Nominee James G. Martin Rufus L. Edmisten
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,208,167 1,011,209
Percentage 54.26% 45.41%

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County Results

Governor before election

Jim Hunt
Democratic

Elected Governor

James G. Martin
Republican

The North Carolina gubernatorial election of 1984 was held on November 6, 1984. Popular Democratic incumbent Jim Hunt was unable to run for another term and ran instead for the Senate against Jesse Helms and lost. Popular 9th District Congressman James G. Martin ran as the Republican nominee against Democratic Attorney General Rufus L. Edminsten who defeated Hunt's Lt. Governor James Green.

Martin won by a comfortable margin on election day thanks to the surprise endorsement of Green, and President Reagan's coattails.

Primary election results[edit]

1984 NC Governor Democratic Primary Election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rufus L. Edmisten 295,051 30.87%
Democratic H. Edward Knox 249,286 26.08%
Democratic Lauch Faircloth 153,210 16.03%
Democratic Thomas O. Gillmore 82,299 8.61%
Democratic James C. Green 80,775 8.45%
Democratic John R. Ingram 75,248 7.87%
Democratic Other Candidates 19,930 2.09%
1984 NC Governor Democratic Primary Runoff Results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Rufus L. Edmisten 352,351 51.91%
Democratic H. Edward Knox 326,278 48.08%% -3.83%
1984 NC Governor Republican Primary Election Results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Martin 128,714 91.71%
Republican Ruby T. Hooper 11,640 8.29%

General election results[edit]

1992 NC Governor Election Results[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican James G. Martin 1,208,167 54.26%
Democratic Rufus L. Edmisten 1,011,209 45.41 -9.49%
Libertarian H. Fritz Prochnaw 4,610 0.21%
Socialist Workers Gregory McCartan 2,740 0.12%
Turnout 2,226,743 100%

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