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  AR US Senate - D Primary
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Parents > United States > Arkansas > Senate Class II
OfficeSenate
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1954 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open July 27, 1954 - 12:00am Central
Polls Close July 27, 1954 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1955 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1961 - 12:00am
Turnout 17.15% Total Population
ContributorBen
Last ModifiedRBH September 30, 2019 10:12pm
Data SourcesElwood Call-Leader, 8/6/1954 - Chambers/Ellis. Same report gives McMath's total as 126,172
Arkansas Historical Report 2008 [Link] - McClellan/McMath
Description McClellan narrowly defeated McMath in an election now recognized to have been marked by widespread fraud. For example, record numbers of black voters, for whom McMath had only five years before secured the right to vote in Democratic primaries, were trucked to the polls (usually plantation stores or gin offices) in Eastern Arkansas by McClellan supporters among the planters of that region who held their workers' poll tax receipts and recorded how they voted. McMath lost some of those precincts by better than 9 to 1 margins.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1948
NameJohn Little McClellan Votes216,401 (93.19%)
Term01/03/1949 - 01/03/1955 Margin200,580 (+86.37%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1954
NameJohn Little McClellan Votes291,058 (100.00%)
Term01/03/1955 - 01/03/1961 Margin291,058 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceAR US Senate 11/02/1954
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Name (I) Sen. John Little McClellan Gov. Sidney Sanders "Sid" McMath Paul Chambers Leonard Ellis  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic  
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Uncertified Votes164,905 (50.35%) 127,941 (39.06%) 31,286 (9.55%) 3,391 (1.04%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -36,964 (-11.29%) -133,619 (-40.80%) -161,514 (-49.31%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $--  
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Entry Date -- 04/19/1954 -- --  
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