1966 Nevada gubernatorial election

1966 Nevada gubernatorial election

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  Governor Laxalt (cropped).jpg Grant Sawyer.jpg
Nominee Paul Laxalt Grant Sawyer
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 71,807 65,870
Percentage 52.16% 47.84%

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County results
Laxalt:      50–60%      60–70%
Sawyer:      50–60%

Governor before election

Grant Sawyer
Democratic

Elected Governor

Paul Laxalt
Republican

The Nevada gubernatorial election of 1966 occurred on November 8, 1966. Incumbent Democrat Grant Sawyer ran unsuccessfully for re-election to a third term as Governor of Nevada. He was defeated by Republican nominee Paul Laxalt.

Results[edit]

Nevada gubernatorial election, 1966[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Paul Laxalt 71,807 52.16%
Democratic Grant Sawyer (inc.) 65,870 47.84%
Total votes 137,677 100
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 General Election Returns". Nevada Secretary of State. Archived from the original on July 3, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.