1978 General Election Results: Secretary of State

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Top Line Results
Tuesday, November 7, 1978
52.94%
Ed Simcox*, Republican, 738,791 votes
45.69%
Rex Carpenter, Democratic, 637,614 votes
 1.38%
Elnora Lawrence, American, 19,236 votes
Out of 1,395,641 votes casts, the margin of victory was 101,177 (7.25%)