Governors don't always get majority of votes

  • Governors don't always get majority of votes
    Governors don't always get majority of votes
Dolph Briscoe survived a surprisingly strong challenge from Republican Henry Grover on Nov. 7, 1972, but the six-percent showing by the Raza Unida candidate made the Democrat the first Texas governor in 78 years elected without a clear majority of the votes. State law can be confusing when it comes to choosing the chief executive. Since 1918 the two main political parties have been required to…

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