West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1992

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West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1992
West Virginia
1988 ←
November 7, 1992 → 1996

  Gaston Caperton 1996.jpg Cleve Benedict.png 3x4.svg
Nominee Gaston Caperton Cleve Benedict Charlotte Pritt (write-in)
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 368,302 240,390 48,873
Percentage 56.0% 36.6% 7.4%

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County results

Governor before election

Gaston Caperton

Elected Governor

Gaston Caperton

The 1992 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1992. Incumbent Democratic Governor Gaston Caperton won re-election by defeating former Republican U.S. Representative Cleve Benedict and Democratic State Senator Charlotte Pritt, who ran as an independent write-in candidate after losing to Caperton in the Democratic primary election.


West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1992[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gaston Caperton (inc.) 368,302 56.01%
Republican Cleve Benedict 240,390 36.56%
Independent Charlotte Pritt (write-in) 48,873 7.43%
Margin of victory 127,912 19.45%
Total votes 657,565 100%
Democratic hold Swing

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