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Southern Primary Candidate Name and Constituency Totals, 1920-1972 (ICPSR 73) RSS

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This data collection contains information at the state level on candidates contesting southern primary elections for senator and governor from 1920-1972. Included are the names and party identifications of all candidates receiving votes in selected regular and runoff primary elections, 1920-1972, as well as the total votes received by each candidate and the candidate's percentage of the total vote. These data were developed by the ICPSR staff to augment and further describe the files of county-level southern primary election data described in the data collections SOUTHERN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATA, 1920-1949 (ICPSR 0071) and SOUTHERN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATA, 1946-1972 (ICPSR 0072).

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Southern Primary Candidate Name and Constituency Totals, 1920-1972. ICPSR00073-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00073.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, congressional elections (US Senate), constituencies, election returns, elections, gubernatorial elections, party membership, political affiliation, political attitudes, political parties, primaries, state elections

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Virginia

Time Period:  

  • 1920--1972

Universe:   Gubernatorial and senatorial candidates in the southern states of the United States in 1920-1972.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Methodology

Data Source:

(1) SOUTHERN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATA, 1920-1949 [ICPSR 0071] and (2) SOUTHERN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATA, 1946-1972 [ICPSR 0072]

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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