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  OK Governor
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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline March 01, 1978 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 1978 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 1978 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 08, 1979 - 08:00pm
Term End January 10, 1983 - 12:00pm
Turnout 63.07% Registered 30.37% Total Population
ContributorUser 490
Last ModifiedSteve Boudreaux May 28, 2010 04:14pm
Data Sources1980 Almanac of American Politics
American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978 Glashan
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1974
NameDavid L. Boren Votes514,389 (63.91%)
Term01/13/1975 - 01/08/1979 Margin223,930 (+27.82%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1982
NameGeorge P. Nigh Votes548,159 (62.07%)
Term01/10/1983 - 01/12/1987 Margin215,952 (+24.45%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Aug 22, 1978 OK Governor - R Primary Ron Shotts
R 107,866
Aug 22, 1978 OK Governor - D Primary George P. Nigh
D 554,440
Sep 19, 1978 OK Governor - D Runoff George P. Nigh
D 467,138
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Name Lt. Gov. George P. Nigh Ron Shotts Billy Joe Clegg Floyd Shealy Jim McCuiston  
PartyDemocratic Republican Independent Independent Independent  
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Uncertified Votes402,240 (51.74%) 367,055 (47.22%) 3,887 (0.50%) 2,395 (0.31%) 1,837 (0.24%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -35,185 (-4.53%) -398,353 (-51.24%) -399,845 (-51.43%) -400,403 (-51.50%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand 12/1 $827,737.00 12/1 $500,448.00 $-- $-- $--  
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