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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 26, 1970 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 03, 1970 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 03, 1970 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 19, 1971 - 12:00pm
Term End January 16, 1973 - 12:00pm
Turnout 20.60% Total Population
ContributorUser 13
Last ModifiedSteve Boudreaux May 19, 2010 11:31am
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1968
NamePreston Smith Votes1,662,019 (56.99%)
Term01/21/1969 - 01/16/1971 Margin407,686 (+13.98%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1972
NameDolph Briscoe Votes1,633,493 (47.91%)
Term01/16/1973 - 01/21/1975 Margin99,507 (+2.92%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 02, 1970 TX Governor - D Primary Preston Smith D 1,011,300
May 02, 1970 TX Governor - R Primary Paul Eggers R 109,021
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Name (I) Gov. Preston Smith Paul Eggers Others  
PartyDemocratic Republican Other  
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Uncertified Votes1,232,506 (53.43%) 1,073,831 (46.55%) 428 (0.02%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -158,675 (-6.88%) -1,232,078 (-53.41%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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