The three governor controversy began when Eugene talmadge died before he could be governor in 1946 after he was elected.
Rest in peace Eugene. Now whose gonna be our governor?
Eugene talmadge was elected a 4th time because he wanted to bring back the white primary.
I want ONLY WHITE VOters! Disenfranchise Blacks! White will dominate.
Herman talmadge reason to be governor was because he was elected by the General assembly based on the write in votes in 1947. Thompson began legal proceedings to apeal the Georgia Supreme Court.
I won't let this stay!
There were to other clamiants. One made by thompson and ellis. Thompson was the lieutenant governor elect but was not sworn in to office. Eliis was governor before and was progressive in Georgia. He would not leave until her knew who the governor was.
You must see all sides to the case to determine governor.
Alright Arnall, we won't mae a mistake picking governor.
Ellis refuses to leave causing more conflict but then he reliquished his claim and supported Thompson. This resulted with two months of chaos.
I am leaving my post for governor! Vote for thompson!
In march 1947, The Supreme court ruled Thompson was the rightful governor.