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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1884

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1884

November 4, 1884 (1884-11-04)

All 6 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 0 6
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Increase5 Decrease5
Popular vote 97,334 95,192
Percentage 49.8% 48.7%

Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1884 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 4, 1884. Republicans won both newly created districts and three of the four existing districts.

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
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1884
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 97,334 49.8% 5 +5
Democratic 95,192 48.7% 1 -5
Prohibition 1,948 1.0% 0 0
Populist 633 0.3% 0 0
Socialist 321 0.2% 0 0
Totals 195,428 100.0% 6

Delegation Composition

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 6
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 5
  Democratic-Held 1

Results

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barclay Henley 16,461 49.7%
Republican Thomas L. Carothers 16,316 49.3%
Socialist C. C. Bateman 321 1.0%
Totals 33,098 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James A. Louttit 18,327 49.4%
Democratic Charles A. Sumner (incumbent) 18,208 49.1%
Prohibition Joshua B. Webster 558 1.5%
Totals 37,093 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph McKenna 17,435 55.8%
Democratic John R. Glascock (incumbent) 13,197 42.3%
Prohibition Joshua B. Wills 322 1.0%
Populist A. B. Burns 273 0.9%
Totals 31,227 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican win (new seat)

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William W. Morrow 15,083 58.8%
Democratic R. P. Hastings 10,422 40.6%
Populist H. S. Fitch 123 0.5%
Prohibition George Herman Babcock 15 0.1%
Totals 25,643 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles N. Felton 17,014 51.7%
Democratic Frank J. Sullivan 15,676 47.6%
Prohibition William Crowhurst 232 0.7%
Totals 32,922 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Markham 17,397 49.1%
Democratic R. A. Del Valle 16,990 47.9%
Prohibition Will D. Gould 821 2.3%
Populist Isaac Kinley 237 0.7%
Totals 35,445 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican win (new seat)

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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