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Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1942

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1942

November 3, 1942

Nominee Harold Stassen Hjalmar Petersen John D. Sullivan
Party Republican Farmer-Labor Democratic
Popular vote 409,800 299,917 75,151
Percentage 51.60% 37.76% 9.46%

County Results

Governor before election

Harold Stassen

Elected Governor

Harold Stassen

The 1942 Minnesota gubernatorial election took place on November 3, 1942. Republican Party of Minnesota candidate Harold Stassen defeated Farmer-Labor Party challenger Hjalmar Petersen. This was the last election in which the Democratic Party of Minnesota and the Farmer-Labor Party ran separate candidates; in 1944, both parties ran under the umbrella of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.


1942 Gubernatorial Election, Minnesota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Harold Stassen 409,800 51.60% -0.47%
Majority 109,883 13.84%
Turnout 794,228
Republican hold Swing

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