1970 Wisconsin gubernatorial election

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1970 Wisconsin gubernatorial election

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Nominee Patrick Lucey Jack B. Olson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 728,403 602,617
Percentage 54.24% 44.88%

1970 Wisconsin gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Lucey:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Olson:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Warren P. Knowles
Republican

Elected Governor

Patrick Lucey
Democratic

The 1970 Wisconsin gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1970. Democrat Patrick Lucey won the election with 54% of the vote, winning his first term as Governor of Wisconsin and defeating Republican Jack B. Olson.[1] Roman R. Blenski unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination.

Results[edit]

Wisconsin gubernatorial election, 1970[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democrat Patrick Lucey 728,403 54.24%
Republican Jack B. Olson 602,617 44.88%
American Leo James McDonald 9,035 0.67%
Socialist Labor Georgia Cozzini 1,287 0.1%
Socialist Workers Samuel K. Hunt 888 0.07%
Independent Myrtle Kastner 628 0.05%
Total votes 1,342,858 100

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joint Committee on Legislative Organization, Wisconsin Legislature (2015). Wisconsin Blue Book 2015-2016. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Administration. pp. 699–701. ISBN 978-0-9752820-7-6.
  2. ^ "1970 Gubernatorial General Election Results in Wisconsin".