1851 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1851 occurred on November 4, 1851. Incumbent governor William F. Johnston, a Whig, was a candidate for re-election but was defeated by Democratic candidate William Bigler.

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1851

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Nominee William Bigler William F. Johnston
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 186,489 178,034
Percentage 50.9% 48.6%

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County Results


Bigler:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Johnston:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Unknown/No Vote:

     

Governor before election

William F. Johnston
Whig

Elected Governor

William Bigler
Democratic

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1851[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Bigler 186,489 50.89
Whig William F. Johnston 178,034 48.59
Native American Kimber Cleaver 1,850 0.51
Independent William Elder 60 0.02
N/A Others 5 0.00
Abolition Francis Julius LeMoyne 2 0.00
Total votes 366,440 100.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 2 May 2013.