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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1940

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1940

November 5, 1940

Nominee Harold Stassen Hjalmar Petersen Edward Murphy
Party Republican
Popular vote 654,686 459,609 140,021
Percentage 52.06% 36.55% 11.13%

County Results

Governor before election

Harold Stassen

Elected Governor

Harold Stassen

The 1940 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1940. Republican Party of Minnesota candidate Harold Stassen defeated Farmer-Labor Party challenger Hjalmar Petersen.


1940 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Harold Stassen 654,686 52.06% -7.86%
Farmer-Labor Hjalmar Petersen 459,609 36.55% +2.37%
Democratic Edward Murphy 140,021 11.13% +5.32%
Industrial John William Castle 3,175 0.25% +0.17%
Majority 195,077 15.51%
Turnout 1,257,491
Republican hold Swing

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