1884 United States House of Representatives elections in California

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1884 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 4, 1884. Republicans won both newly created districts and three of the four existing districts.

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1884

← 1882 November 4, 1884 (1884-11-04) 1886 →

All 6 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 0 6
Seats won 5 1
Seat change Increase5 Decrease5
Popular vote 97,334 95,192
Percentage 49.8% 48.7%

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Election results by district.

OverviewEdit

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1884
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 97,334 49.8% 5 +5
Democratic 95,192 48.7% 1 -5
Prohibition 2,269 1.2% 0 0
Populist 633 0.3% 0 0
Totals 195,428 100.0% 6

Delegation CompositionEdit

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 6
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 5
  Democratic-Held 1

ResultsEdit

District 1Edit

California's 1st congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barclay Henley 16,461 49.7
Republican Thomas L. Carothers 16,316 49.3
Prohibition C. C. Bateman 321 1.0
Total votes 33,098 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

District 2Edit

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James A. Louttit 18,327 49.4
Democratic Charles A. Sumner (incumbent) 18,208 49.1
Prohibition Joshua B. Webster 558 1.5
Total votes 37,093 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3Edit

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph McKenna 17,435 55.8
Democratic John R. Glascock (incumbent) 13,197 42.3
Prohibition Joshua B. Wills 322 1.0
Populist A. B. Burns 273 0.9
Total votes 31,227 100.0
Turnout  
Republican win (new seat)

District 4Edit

California's 4th congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William W. Morrow 15,083 58.8
Democratic R. P. Hastings 10,422 40.6
Populist H. S. Fitch 123 0.5
Prohibition George Herman Babcock 15 0.1
Total votes 25,643 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

District 5Edit

California's 5th congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles N. Felton 17,014 51.7
Democratic Frank J. Sullivan 15,676 47.6
Prohibition William Crowhurst 232 0.7
Total votes 32,922 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

District 6Edit

California's 6th congressional district election, 1884
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Markham 17,397 49.1
Democratic R. A. Del Valle 16,990 47.9
Prohibition Will D. Gould 821 2.3
Populist Isaac Kinley 237 0.7
Total votes 35,445 100.0
Turnout  
Republican win (new seat)

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