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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1978 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 1978 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 1978 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 01, 1979 - 12:00pm
Term End December 31, 1980 - 12:00pm
Turnout 65.32% Registered 34.19% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker April 09, 2005 10:40pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly's Guide to U S Elections, second edition, p495

American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978 Glashan, pp 44-45.
Description Term ended when Governor Grasso resigned due to health reasons.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1974
NameElla T. Grasso Votes643,490 (58.35%)
Term01/01/1975 - 01/01/1979 Margin203,321 (+18.44%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/31/1980
NameWilliam A. O'Neill Votes1 (100.00%)
Term12/31/1980 - 01/01/1983 Margin1 (+100.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Sep 12, 1978 CT Governor - D Primary
Ella T. Grasso
D 204,828
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Name (I) Gov. Ella T. Grasso Rep. Ronald Sarasin Scattering  
PartyDemocratic Republican  
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Uncertified Votes613,109 (59.15%) 422,316 (40.74%) 1,183 (0.11%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -190,793 (-18.41%) -611,926 (-59.03%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 12/1 $726,260.00 12/1 $869,451.00 $--  
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