White primary elections were held, but it was later ruled unconstitutional because it went against the 14th amendment. When it ended black were bale to vote.
Welcome, Eugene, as our new governor! For the 1946 election!
But before he got to serve his fourth term he passed away. But nobody knew who would take his place.
We gather here for our governor of four terms, Eugene Talmadge.
Georgia's General Assembly wanted H.T. to be governor so they brought him into office with no election. The other two claimants weren't happy with that decision so they fought for a fair election.
I vote Herman T. because he was Eugene's son and that would make sense.
There was a fair election held for the place as governor. There was Ellis Arnall, the outgoing governor, Melvin Thompson, the lieutenant governor-elect, and Herman Talmadge, Eugene's son all running in this election.
M.E. Thompson ended up being appointed governor because he was the lieutenant governor-elect. They found Talmage's write in votes, and Arnall just stayed until the controversy was over.