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OfficeGovernor
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1972 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 06, 1972 - 07:00am Central
Polls Close May 06, 1972 - 07:00pm Central
Term Start January 16, 1973 - 12:00pm
Term End January 15, 1975 - 11:55pm
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Turnout 9.79% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedRBH September 23, 2016 10:21pm
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1970
NamePreston Smith Votes1,232,506 (53.43%)
Term01/19/1971 - 01/16/1973 Margin158,675 (+6.88%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1972
NameDolph Briscoe Votes1,633,493 (47.91%)
Term01/16/1973 - 01/21/1975 Margin99,507 (+2.92%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceTX Governor 11/07/1972
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Name Dolph Briscoe Frances T. "Sissy" Farenthold Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes (I) Gov. Preston Smith William H. Posey Gordon F. Wills Robert E. Looney
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Certified Votes963,397 (43.93%) 612,051 (27.91%) 392,356 (17.89%) 190,709 (8.70%) 13,727 (0.63%) 10,438 (0.48%) 10,225 (0.47%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -351,346 (-16.02%) -571,041 (-26.04%) -772,688 (-35.24%) -949,670 (-43.31%) -952,959 (-43.46%) -953,172 (-43.47%)
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