1848 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

The 1848 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on April 5, 1848.[1]

1848 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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Nominee Elisha Harris Adnah Sackett
Party Whig Democratic
Popular vote 5,695 3,683
Percentage 58.02% 37.52%

Governor before election

Elisha Harris
Whig

Elected Governor

Elisha Harris
Whig

Incumbent Whig Governor Elisha Harris won re-election to a second term, defeating Democratic nominee Adnah Sackett.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Adnah Sackett, Democratic, manufacturer of jewelry.[2] Sackett was nominated after Olney Ballou declined the nomination.[3]
  • Elisha Harris, Whig, incumbent Governor

ResultsEdit

1848 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[4][5][6][7][8][9][a]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Elisha Harris (incumbent) 5,695 58.02%
Democratic Adnah Sackett 3,683 37.52%
Scattering 437 4.45%
Majority 2,012 20.50%
Turnout 9,815
Whig hold Swing

NotesEdit

  1. ^ OurCampaigns gives the result as Harris 5,795, Sackett 3,683, scattering 446.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Political". The New York herald. New York, N.Y. April 6, 1848. p. 5. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  2. ^ Weygant, Charles H. (1907). The Sacketts of America: their ancestors and descendants, 1630-1907. Newburgh, N. Y.: Journal Print. p. 229.
  3. ^ "Political". The daily union. Washington, D.C. March 13, 1848. p. 2. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  4. ^ Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. p. 76. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  5. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 236. ISBN 978-0-7864-1439-0.
  6. ^ Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Westport, CT: Meckler Books. pp. 270–271. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
  7. ^ Kallenbach, Joseph E.; Kallenbach, Jessamine S., eds. (1977). American State Governors, 1776-1976. Vol. I. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, Inc. p. 513. ISBN 0-379-00665-0.
  8. ^ Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1888-89. Providence: E. L. Freeman & Co., Printers to the State. 1888. p. 103.
  9. ^ "The General Assembly". Herald of the times, and Rhode Islander. Newport, R.I. May 4, 1848. p. 2. Retrieved 23 October 2021.
  10. ^ "RI Governor, 1848". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 23 October 2021.