1871 United States House of Representatives elections in California

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.

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1871

← 1868 September 6, 1871 1872 →

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%

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  Republican hold
  Republican gain

ResultsEdit

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

District 1Edit

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
Total votes 50,345 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

District 2Edit

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
Total votes 33,447 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

District 3Edit

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
Total votes 35,812 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

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