1970 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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1970 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

← 1966 November 3, 1970 1974 →
  David Hall (Oklahoma Governor).jpg Dewey Bartlett.jpg
Nominee David Hall Dewey F. Bartlett
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 338,338 336,157
Percentage 48.4% 48.1%

County Results

Hall:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Bartlett:      40-50%      50-60%


Governor before election

Dewey F. Bartlett

Elected Governor

David Hall

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 1970 was held on November 3, 1970, and was a race for the Governor of Oklahoma. Democrat David Hall narrowly defeated Republican incumbent Dewey F. Bartlett, a result that was not clear for 21 days as a ballot recount was conducted.[1] American Party candidate Reuel Little, who had helped form the party to back the 1968 presidential campaign of George Wallace, received over 24 thousand votes, dwarfing the difference between Hall and Bartlett.[2][3]


1970 gubernatorial election, Oklahoma
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Hall 338,338 48.4
Republican Dewey F. Bartlett 336,157 48.1
American Reuel Little 24,295 3.4
Democratic gain from Republican Swing