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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1912

 

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1912

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1912

November 5, 1912 (1912-11-05)

All 11 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Progressive
Last election 7 1 did not contest
Seats before 6 1 0
Seats won 6 3 1
Seat change Steady Increase 2 Increase 1
Popular vote 243,585 178,094 51,762
Percentage 40.4% 29.6% 8.6%

     Republican hold     Republican gain (new seats)     Democratic hold     Democratic gain     Progressive hold     Independent hold

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1912 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 5, 1912. California gained three seats as a result of the 1910 Census, all of which were won by Republicans. Of California's existing districts, Republicans lost three, two to Democrats and one to a Republican-turned-Progressive.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1912
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 243,585 40.4% 6 0
Democratic 178,094 29.6% 3 +2
Socialist 107,551 17.9% 0 0
Progressive 51,762 8.6% 1 +1
Prohibition 21,309 3.5% 0 0
Independent 20,341 3.4% 1 0
Totals 602,301 100.0% 11 +3

Delegation composition

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 1
  Independent-Held 1
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 3
  Independent-Held 1
  Progressive-Held 1

Results

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent William Kent (incumbent) 20,341 48.1%
Democratic I. G. Zumwalt 18,756 34.4%
Republican Edward H. Hart 10,585 19.4%
Socialist Joseph Bredsteen 4,892 9.0%
Totals 54,574 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Independent hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Raker (incumbent) 23,467 62.6%
Republican Frank M. Rutherford 10,178 27.2%
Socialist J. C. Williams 3,818 10.2%
Totals 37,463 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles F. Curry 31,060 58.8%
Democratic Gilbert M. Ross 15,197 28.8%
Socialist William L. Wilson 6,522 12.4%
Totals 52,779 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican win (new seat)

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julius Kahn (incumbent) 25,515 56.1%
Democratic Bert Schlesinger 14,884 32.7%
Socialist Norman W. Pendleton 5,090 11.2%
Totals 45,489 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John I. Nolan 27,902 83.3%
Socialist Stephen V. Costello 18,516 34.7%
Prohibition E. L. Requin 6,962 13.0%
Totals 53,380 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican win (new seat)

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph R. Knowland (incumbent) 35,219 53.7%
Socialist J. Stitt Wilson 26,234 40.0%
Democratic Hiram A. Luttrell 4,135 6.3%
Totals 65,588 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denver S. Church 23,752 44.0%
Republican James C. Needham (incumbent) 22,994 42.7%
Socialist J. S. Cato 7,171 13.3%
Totals 53,917 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everis A. Hayes (incumbent) 29,861 50.9%
Democratic James B. Holohan 20,620 35.2%
Progressive Robert Whitaker 8,125 13.9%
Totals 58,606 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 9

California's 9th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles W. Bell 28,845 47.2%
Democratic Thomas H. Kirk 14,571 23.9%
Socialist Ralph L. Criswell 11,123 18.2%
Prohibition George S. Yarnall 6,510 10.7%
Totals 61,049 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican win (new seat)

District 10

California's 10th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive William Stephens (incumbent) 43,637 53.4%
Democratic George Ringo 17,890 21.9%
Socialist Fred C. Wheeler 17,126 21.0%
Prohibition Emory D. Martindale 2,995 3.7%
Totals 81,648 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Progressive gain from Republican

District 11

California's 11th congressional district election, 1912
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Kettner 24,822 42.7%
Republican Samuel C. Evans 21,426 36.8%
Socialist Noble A. Richardson 7,059 12.1%
Prohibition Helen M. Stoddard 4,842 8.3%
Totals 46,248 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic 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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