United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1974

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United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1974
North Carolina
1968 ←
5 November 1974 → 1980

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Nominee Robert Morgan William Stevens
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 633,647 386,720
Percentage 61.6% 37.6%

Senator before election

Sam Ervin
Democratic

Elected Senator

Robert Morgan
Democratic

The North Carolina United States Senate election of 1974 was held on 5 November 1974 as part of the nation-wide elections to the Senate. The general election was fought between the Democratic nominee Robert Morgan and the Republican nominee William Stevens. The seat had been vacated by Democrat Sam Ervin.

Result[edit]

1974 North Carolina U.S. Senate election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert Morgan 633,647 61.56 +1.00
Republican William Stevens 386,720 37.57 -1.87
Other 8,974 0.87 N/A
Turnout 1,029,341

Primaries[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

1974 North Carolina U.S. Senate Democratic primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert Morgan 294,986 50.40 N/A
Democratic Nick Galifianakis 189,815 32.43 N/A
Democratic Henry Wilson 67,247 11.49 N/A
Democratic James Johnson 6,138 1.05 N/A
Democratic Others 27,140 4.64 N/A
Turnout 585,326

Republican primary[edit]

1974 North Carolina U.S. Senate Republican primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William Stevens 62,419 65.12 N/A
Republican Wood Hall Young 26,918 28.08 N/A
Republican B. E. Sweatt 6,520 6.80 N/A
Turnout 95,857

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "North Carolina DataNet #46". University of North Carolina. April 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-12.