1964 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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1964 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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Nominee Dan K. Moore Robert L. Gavin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 790,343 606,165
Percentage 56.59% 43.41%

North Carolina Governor Election Results by County, 1964.svg
County results
Moore:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Gavin:      50-60%      60-70%

Governor before election

Terry Sanford
Democratic

Elected Governor

Dan K. Moore
Democratic

The 1964 North Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1964. Democratic nominee Dan K. Moore defeated Republican nominee Robert L. Gavin with 56.59% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 30, 1964.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L. Richardson Preyer 281,430 36.59
Democratic Dan K. Moore 257,872 33.53
Democratic I. Beverly Lake Sr. 217,172 28.24
Democratic Kidd Brewer 8,026 1.04
Democratic Bruce E. Burleson 2,445 0.32
Democratic Raymond J. Stansbury 2,145 0.28
Total votes 769,090 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan K. Moore 480,431 62.05
Democratic L. Richardson Preyer 293,863 37.95
Total votes 774,294 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert L. Gavin 53,145 83.28
Republican Charles W. Strong 8,652 13.56
Republican Donald Badgley 2,018 3.16
Total votes 63,815 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Dan K. Moore, Democratic
  • Robert L. Gavin, Republican

Results[edit]

1964 North Carolina gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Dan K. Moore 790,343 56.59
Republican Robert L. Gavin 606,165 43.41
Majority 184,178
Turnout 1,396,508
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "North Carolina Manual". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-27.
  2. ^ Associated Press/Star-News: Kidd Brewer, politician, businessman dies of cancer in Raleigh
  3. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-27.