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North Dakota gubernatorial recall election

North Dakota gubernatorial recall election

October 28, 1921

 
Nominee Ragnvald A. Nestos Lynn Frazier
Party Republican Republican
Running mate Howard R. Wood Howard R. Wood
Popular vote 111,425 107,332
Percentage 50.94% 49.06%

Governor before election

Lynn Frazier
Republican

Elected Governor

Ragnvald A. Nestos
Republican

The North Dakota recall election was a recall election of North Dakota Governor Lynn Frazier in 1921. Frazier was the first American governor ever successfully recalled from office; there would not be another successful recall of a governor until California Governor Gray Davis was recalled in 2003. In 2012, Scott Walker of Wisconsin was the third US Governor to be recalled, and the first to survive a recall vote.

Contents

  • Background 1
  • Results 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Background

The recall stemmed from the conflict between the socialist-leaning Nonpartisan League, of which Governor Frazier was a member, and the Independent Voters Association, a conservative and pro-capitalist faction. Frazier and his party supported state ownership of industries, while the IVA opposed it. A dispute broke out specifically over government ownership of the Bank of North Dakota and State Mill and Elevator.[1]

By September, the campaigners had been able to gather 73,000 names on petitions asking for the recall of Frazier, Attorney General William Lemke, and Commissioner of Agriculture John Hagan. These men made up the Industrial Commission, which acts as a board of directors for the state-owned entities.[1] The date of the recall was set for October 28, 1921.[1]

Results

North Dakota gubernatorial election, 1921[2]
Republican Ragnvald A. Nestos 111,425 50.94%
Republican Lynn Frazier (inc.) 107,332 49.06%
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Margin of victory 4,093 1.87%
Turnout 218,757
Republican hold Swing

In the October 28 vote, Ragnvald A. Nestos was elected as governor by a margin of 4,093.[3] He was sworn in on November 23.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "North Dakota to Vote October 28 on Recall Aimed at Gov. Frazier and Townley League". The New York Times, September 17, 1921, p. 1.
  2. ^ http://results.sos.nd.gov/resultsSW.aspx?text=Race&type=SW&map=CTY
  3. ^ Dakota Datebook, October 28, 2003: "Ragnvold Nestos"


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