1982 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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1982 Oklahoma gubernatorial election

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Nominee George Nigh Tom Daxon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 548,159 332,207
Percentage 62.0% 37.6%

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County Results
Nigh:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

Governor before election

George Nigh
Democratic

Elected Governor

George Nigh
Democratic

The Oklahoma gubernatorial election of 1982 was held on November 2, 1982, and was a race for the Governor of Oklahoma. Demoocrat George Nigh won re-election by a substantial majority over the Republican, former State Auditor and Inspector Tom Daxon.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Nigh 379,301 82.6
Democratic Howard L. Bell 79,735 17.3
Total votes 459,036 100.00

Republican Primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Daxon 73,677 64.7
Republican Neal A. McCaleb 35,379 31.0
Republican Don House 4,790 4.2
Total votes 113,846 100.00

General Election[edit]

Results[edit]

1986 gubernatorial election, Oklahoma
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic George Nigh 548,159 62
Republican Tom Daxon 332,207 37.6
Independent Allah-U-Akbar Allah-U Wahid 2,764 0.3
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

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