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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1871

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1871

September 6, 1871

All 3 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 1 2
Seats won 3 0
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 62,539 57,065
Percentage 52.3% 47.7%

     Republican hold     Republican gain

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1871 were elections for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred on September 6, 1871. Republicans gained both Democratic districts.

Results

Final results from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: [1]

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1871
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sherman Otis Houghton 25,971 51.6%
Democratic Lawrence Archer 24,374 48.4%
Totals 50,345 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1871
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Aaron Augustus Sargent (inc.) 18,065 54.0%
Democratic James W. Coffroth 15,382 46.0%
Totals 33,447 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1871
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John M. Coghlan 18,503 51.7%
Democratic George Pearce 17,309 48.3%
Totals 35,812 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

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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