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1940 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee Spessard Holland
Party Democratic
Popular vote 334,152
Percentage 100.00%

Governor before election

Fred P. Cone
Democratic

Elected Governor

Spessard Holland
Democratic

The 1940 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1940. Incumbent Governor Fred P. Cone was term-limited. Democratic nominee Spessard Holland was elected unopposed.

1940 Florida gubernatorial election Intro articles: 249

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on May 7, 1940, with the Democratic runoff held on May 28, 1940.

Democratic primary

Results

Democratic primary results[1][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Spessard Holland 118,962 24.71
Democratic Francis P. Whitehair 95,431 19.82
Democratic Fuller Warren 83,316 17.31
Democratic B. F. Paty 75,608 15,71
Democratic Walter B. Fraser 36,855 7.66
Democratic James Barbee 33,699 7.00
Democratic Hans Walker 21,666 4.50
Democratic Burton Schoepf 8,055 1.67
Democratic Frederick Van Roy 2,716 0.56
Democratic J. H. Clancey 2,703 0.56
Democratic Carl Maples 2,426 0.50
Total votes 481,437 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[4][2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Spessard Holland 272,718 56.95
Democratic Francis P. Whitehair 206,158 43.05
Total votes 478,876 100.00

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