The 1934 South Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1934, to select the governor of the state of South Carolina. Olin D. Johnston won the contested Democratic primary and ran unopposed in the general election becoming the 98th governor of South Carolina.
The South Carolina Democratic Party held their primary for governor in the summer of 1934 and it attracted many politicians because of the change in 1926 to the South Carolina constitution providing for a four-year term. Johnston emerged victorious from the runoff against former Governor Cole Blease and effectively became the next governor of South Carolina because there was no opposition in the general election.
|Olin D. Johnston||104,799||36.5|
|Coleman Livingston Blease||85,795||29.8|
|Wyndham Meredith Manning||55,767||19.4|
|Thomas B. Pearce||26,328||9.2|
|James O. Sheppard||2,482||0.9|
|Democratic Primary Runoff|
|Olin D. Johnston||157,673||56.2||+19.7|
|Coleman Livingston Blease||122,876||43.8||+14.0|
The general election was held on November 6, 1934, and Olin D. Johnston was elected the next governor of South Carolina without opposition. Being a non-presidential election and few contested races, turnout was much lower than the Democratic primary election.
|Democratic||Olin D. Johnston||22,873||100.0||0.0|
- Governor of South Carolina
- List of Governors of South Carolina
- South Carolina gubernatorial elections
- Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876–1962. pp. 40–41.
- "Supplemental Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports of State Officers Boards and Committees to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume I. Columbia, South Carolina: 1935, p. 3.
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