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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1982

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1982

November 2, 1982

Turnout 35.7% (voting eligible)[1]
 
Nominee Paul S. Trible, Jr. Richard J. Davis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 724,571 690,839
Percentage 51.2% 48.8%

U.S. Senate election results map. Red denotes counties/districts won by Trible. Blue denotes those won by Davis.

U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd, Jr.
Independent

Elected U.S. Senator

Paul S. Trible
Republican

The 1982 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 2, 1982. U.S. Representative from Virginia's 1st district, Paul Trible replaced Independent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., who was stepping down after three terms.

Candidates

Democratic

Republican

Results

General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Paul S. Trible, Jr. 724,571 51.18% +51.18%
Democratic Richard Joseph Davis 690,839 48.80% +10.53%
write-ins 212 0.01%
Majority
Turnout 1,415,622
Republican gain from Independent Swing

References

  1. ^ Dr. Michael McDonald (March 25, 2013). "Turnout 1980-2012".  
  2. ^ http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=3776
Preceded by
1978
John Warner
Virginia U.S. Senate elections
1982
Paul S. Trible
Succeeded by
1984
John Warner


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