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1946 Minnesota gubernatorial election

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1946

← 1944 November 5, 1946 1948 →
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Nominee Luther Youngdahl Harold H. Barker
Party Republican DFL
Popular vote 519,067 349,565
Percentage 58.96% 39.71%

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County Results

Governor before election

Edward John Thye
Republican

Elected Governor

Luther Youngdahl
Republican

The 1946 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1946. Republican Party of Minnesota candidate Luther Youngdahl defeated Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party challenger Harold H. Barker.

Results

1946 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Luther Youngdahl 519,067 58.96% -2.63%
DFL Harold H. Barker 349,565 39.71% +1.93%
Industrial Government Rudolph Gustafson 11,716 1.33% +0.70%
Majority 169,502 19.25%
Turnout 880,348
Republican hold Swing

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