1957 New Jersey gubernatorial election

The 1957 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1957. Incumbent Democrat Robert B. Meyner defeated Republican nominee Malcolm Forbes with 54.55% of the vote.

1957 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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Nominee Robert B. Meyner Malcolm Forbes
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,101,130 897,321
Percentage 54.6% 44.5%

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County Results
Meyner:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Forbes:      50-60%

Governor before election

Robert B. Meyner
Democratic

Elected Governor

Robert B. Meyner
Democratic

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on April 16, 1957.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 192,657 100.00
Total votes 192,657 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Malcolm Forbes 216,677 63.72
Republican Wayne Dumont 123,350 36.28
Total votes 340,027 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Robert B. Meyner, Democratic
  • Malcolm Forbes, Republican

Other candidates

  • Albert Ronis, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • Henry J. Krajewski, American Third
  • Winifred O. Perry, Conservative
  • Anthony D. Scipio, American

ResultsEdit

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1957[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 1,101,130 54.55%
Republican Malcolm Forbes 897,321 44.46%
Socialist Labor Albert Ronis 6,306 0.31%
Independent Henry J. Krajewski 6,256 0.31%
Independent Winifred O. Perry 5,949 0.30%
Independent Anthony D. Scipio 1,526 0.08%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor - State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1957. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1957. Retrieved August 26, 2015.