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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1838 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open August 02, 1838 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close August 02, 1838 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start December 29, 1838 - 12:00pm
Term End January 01, 1841 - 12:00pm
Turnout 8.05% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler April 25, 2020 05:13pm
Data SourcesOfficial county returns in the State Archives. The sum of the county votes was Dudley 38,124 to Branch 21,164.
Description Branch was nominated at the Democratic state convention on 6/30/1838. He agreed to run, even though the election was imminent.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won08/04/1836
NameEdward B. Dudley Votes35,791 (53.56%)
Term12/31/1836 - 12/29/1838 Margin4,773 (+7.14%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won08/06/1840
NameJohn M. Morehead Votes44,484 (55.33%)
Term01/01/1841 - 12/31/1842 Margin8,581 (+10.67%)
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Name (I) Gov. Edward B. Dudley St. Sen. John Branch, Jr. (W) Others (W) St. Sen. Weldon N. Edwards (W) Gov. Richard D. Spaight Jr.  
PartyWhig Democratic Other Democratic Democratic  
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Certified Votes38,119 (64.15%) 21,155 (35.60%) 67 (0.11%) 42 (0.07%) 41 (0.07%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -16,964 (-28.55%) -38,052 (-64.03%) -38,077 (-64.08%) -38,078 (-64.08%)  
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