1878 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1878

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Nominee Thomas Talbot Benjamin Butler
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate John Davis Long John F. Arnold
Popular vote 134,725 109,435
Percentage 52.56% 42.69%

Governor before election

Alexander H. Rice
Republican

Elected Governor

Thomas Talbot
Republican

Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 5, 1878.

Governor[edit]

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1878[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Thomas Talbot 134,725 52.56%
Democratic Benjamin Butler 109,435 42.69%
Independent Democratic Josiah Gardner Abbott 10,162 3.96%
Prohibition Alonzo Ames Miner 1,913 0.75%
Others Others 97 0.04%
Republican hold Swing

Lt. Governor[edit]

Massachusetts Lt. gubernatorial election, 1878[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Davis Long 136,824 53.49%
Democratic John F. Arnold 99,620 38.95%
Independent Democratic William R. Plunkett 14,583 5.70%
Prohibition George C. Ewing 2,117 0.83%
Others Others (inc. write-ins) 2,640 1.03%
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1878 Massachusetts governor results".
  2. ^ a b Manual for the General Court, 1879. Boston, MA: Rand, Avery, & Co., Printers to the Commonwealth. 1879.