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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1896

 

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1896

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1896

November 3, 1896 (1896-11-03)

All 7 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Populist
Last election 6 1 0
Seats won 3 2 2
Seat change Decrease3 Increase1 Increase2
Popular vote 128,941 86,449 53,662
Percentage 46.4% 31.1% 19.3%

Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1896 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 3, 1896. Republicans lost one seat to the Democrats and two to the Populists.

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • Delegation Composition 2
  • Results 3
    • District 1 3.1
    • District 2 3.2
    • District 3 3.3
    • District 4 3.4
    • District 5 3.5
    • District 6 3.6
    • District 7 3.7
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1896
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 128,941 46.4% 3 -3
Democratic 86,449 31.1% 2 +1
Populist 53,662 19.3% 2 +2
Prohibition 4,251 1.5% 0 0
Socialist Labor 2,654 1.0% 0 0
Independent 2,139 0.8% 0 0
Totals 278,096 100.0% 7

Delegation Composition

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 1
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 3
  Democratic-Held 2
  Populist-Held 2

Results

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John All Barham (incumbent) 17,826 49.7%
Democratic Fletcher A. Cutler 16,328 45.5%
Populist George W. Montieth 1,497 4.2%
Prohibition B. F. Taylor 249 0.7%
Totals 35,900 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marion De Vries 24,434 55.5%
Republican Grove L. Johnson (incumbent) 18,613 42.3%
Prohibition F. E. Coulter 974 2.2%
Totals 44,021 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel G. Hilborn (incumbent) 19,778 54.0%
Democratic Warren B. English 16,119 44.0%
Socialist Labor John H. Eustice 387 1.1%
Prohibition W. Shafer 327 0.9%
Totals 36,611 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James G. Maguire (incumbent) 19,074 61.0%
Republican Thomas B. O'Brien 10,940 35.0%
Socialist Labor E. T. Kingsley 968 3.0%
Prohibition Joseph Rowell 299 1.0%
Totals 31,281 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eugene F. Loud (incumbent) 19,351 48.6%
Democratic Joseph P. Kelly 10,494 26.3%
Populist A. B. Kinne 8,825 22.2%
Socialist Labor Henry Daniels 757 1.9%
Prohibition T. H. Lawson 404 1.0%
Totals 39,831 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Populist Charles A. Barlow 24,157 48.9%
Republican James McLachlan (incumbent) 23,494 47.6%
Prohibition Henry Clay Needham 1,196 2.4%
Socialist Labor Job Harriman 542 1.1%
Totals 49,389 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Populist gain from Republican

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes %
Populist Curtis H. Castle 19,183 46.7%
Republican William W. Bowers (incumbent) 18,939 46.1%
Independent William H. "Billy" Carlson 2,139 5.2%
Prohibition James W. Webb 802 2.0%
Totals 41,063 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Populist gain from Republican

See also

References

  • California Elections Page
  • Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

External links

  • California Legislative District Maps (1911-Present)
  • RAND California Election Returns: District Definitions
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