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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1920

 

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1920

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1920

November 2, 1920 (1920-11-02)

All 11 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Prohibition
Last election 6 4 1
Seats won 9 0
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 574,594 139,169 36,675
Percentage 70.8% 17.1% 4.5%

     Republican hold     Republican gain     Democratic hold

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1920 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 2, 1920. Republicans picked up two Democratic-held districts and defeated the lone Prohibition Party incumbent.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1920
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 574,594 70.8% 9 +3
Democratic 139,169 17.1% 2 −2
Socialist 61,352 7.6% 0 0
Prohibition 36,675 4.5% 0 −1
Totals 811,790 100.0% 11

Delegation composition

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 4
  Prohibition-Held 1
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 9
  Democratic-Held 2

Results

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

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 34,427 61.7%
Republican C. A. Bodwell, Jr. 18,569 33.3%
Socialist A. K. Gifford 2,773 5.0%
Totals 55,769 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Raker (incumbent) 26,172 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles F. Curry (incumbent) 54,984 74.7%
Democratic J. W. Struckenbruck 14,964 20.4%
Socialist Miles William Beck 3,631 4.9%
Totals 73,579 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julius Kahn (incumbent) 50,841 84.6%
Socialist Hugo Ernst 9,289 15.4%
Totals 60,130 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John I. Nolan (incumbent) 50,274 81.8%
Socialist Hugo Ernst 10,952 18.2%
Totals 61,226 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John A. Elston (incumbent) 75,610 83.3%
Democratic Maynard Shipley 15,151 16.7%
Totals 90,761 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry E. Barbour (incumbent) 57,647 87.2%
Socialist Harry M. McKee 8,449 12.8%
Totals 66,096 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur M. Free 46,823 64%
Democratic Hugh S. Hersman (incumbent) 26,311 36%
Totals 73,134 100%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 9

California's 9th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles F. Van de Water 62,952 59.7%
Prohibition Charles H. Randall (incumbent) 36,675 34.8%
Socialist Mary E. Garbutt 5,819 5.5%
Totals 105,446 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican gain from Prohibition

District 10

California's 10th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Z. Osborne (incumbent) 97,469 82.7%
Socialist Upton Sinclair 20,439 17.3%
Totals 117,908 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 11

California's 11th congressional district election, 1920
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Philip D. Swing 59,425 72.9%
Democratic Hugh L. Dickson 22,144 27.1%
Totals 81,569 100.0%
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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