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  GA Governor - Legislative Election
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Parents > United States > Georgia > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type Appointment
Filing Deadline 00, 1947 - 05:00pm Central
Polls Open January 16, 1947 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close January 16, 1947 - 08:00am Central
Term Start January 16, 1947 - 12:00pm
Term End March 18, 1947 - 12:05pm
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRBH May 17, 2009 09:45pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections
American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978 Glashan
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Description Since Eugene Talmadge died after winning election, the legislature held a vote on who would be the declared winner between the second and third place finishers, who were both write-in candidates.

The Georgia Supreme Court later overturned this election and declared ME Thompson to be Governor.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1946
NameEugene Talmadge Votes143,279 (98.54%)
Term01/14/1947 - 03/18/1947 Margin142,604 (+98.08%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won03/18/1947
NameMelvin E. Thompson Votes1 (100.00%)
Term03/18/1947 - 11/17/1948 Margin1 (+100.00%)
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Name Herman Talmadge James V. Carmichael Gov. Ellis Arnall  
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic  
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Uncertified Votes161 (64.92%) 87 (35.08%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -74 (-29.84%) -161 (-64.92%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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