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  NC US Senate - Special Election - D Primary
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Parents > United States > North Carolina > Senate Class II
OfficeSenate
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline April 01, 1948 - 12:00pm
Polls Open May 29, 1948 - 06:00am
Polls Close May 29, 1948 - 11:00am
Term Start December 31, 1948 - 11:00am
Term End January 03, 1949 - 11:00am
Turnout 11.06% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler February 15, 2013 05:43pm
Data SourcesNorth Carolina Manual 1949. The numbers here reflect the sum of the counties, which is slightly different than the certified totals.
Description State Democrats were badly divided by Sen. Umstead's decision to support Taft-Hartley. Broughton was a popular former Governor who provided a rather liberal alternative to Umstead and won by an unexpectedly large margin.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/18/1946
NameWilliam Bradley Umstead Votes1 (100.00%)
Term12/18/1946 - 12/30/1948 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1948
NameJ. Melville Broughton Votes534,917 (100.00%)
Term12/31/1948 - 01/03/1949 Margin534,911 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceNC US Senate - Special Election 11/02/1948
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Name Gov. J. Melville Broughton (I) Sen. William Bradley Umstead  
PartyDemocratic Democratic  
Uncertified Votes206,673 (52.30%) 188,477 (47.70%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -18,196 (-4.60%)  
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