1918 Iowa Gubernatorial Election
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1918 Iowa Gubernatorial Election
1918 Iowa gubernatorial election

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  William Lloyd Harding in 1915.jpg ClaudeRPorter.jpg
Nominee William L. Harding Claude R. Porter
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 192,662 178,815
Percentage 50.55% 46.92%

Governor before election

William L. Harding

Elected Governor

William L. Harding

The 1918 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1918. Republican nominee William L. Harding defeated Democratic nominee Claude R. Porter with 50.55% of the vote.

General election


Major party candidates

  • William L. Harding, Republican
  • Claude R. Porter, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Andrew Engle, Socialist
  • M. L. Christian, Prohibition


1918 Iowa gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William L. Harding 192,662 50.55%
Democratic Claude R. Porter 178,815 46.92%
Socialist Andrew Engle 8,005 2.10%
Prohibition M. L. Christian 1,625 0.43%
Majority 13,847
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections". Retrieved 2020.

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