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1885 Virginia gubernatorial election

The 1885 Virginia gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1885 to elect the governor of Virginia.

Virginia gubernatorial election, 1885

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  Fitzhugh Lee cph.3b04429.jpg John S. Wise.jpg
Nominee Fitzhugh Lee John Sergeant Wise
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 152,547 136,508
Percentage 52.77% 47.22

Governor before election

William E. Cameron
Readjuster

Elected Governor

Fitzhugh Lee
Democratic

ResultsEdit

Virginia gubernatorial election, 1885[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fitzhugh Lee 152,547 52.77%
Republican John Sergeant Wise 136,508 47.22%
Write-ins 17 0.01%
Total votes 289,072 100.00%
Democratic gain from Readjuster

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - VA Governor Race - Nov 03, 1885". Retrieved May 2, 2016.