1888 United States House of Representatives elections in California

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1888 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 6, 1888. Republicans and Democrats each swapped a district.

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1888

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All 6 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 2
Seats won 4 2
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 126,646 116,069
Percentage 51.0% 46.7%

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Election results by district.

OverviewEdit

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1888
Party Votes Percentage Seats
Republican 126,646 51.0% 4
Democratic 116,069 46.7% 2
Prohibition 3,945 1.6% 0
Independent 1,517 0.6% 0
Socialist 173 0.1% 0
Know-Nothing 150 0.1% 0
Totals 248,500 100.0% 6

ResultsEdit

District 1Edit

California's 1st congressional district election, 1888
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. De Haven 19,345 49.9
Democratic Thomas Larkin Thompson (inc.) 19,019 49.0
Independent W. D. Reynolds 428 1.1
Total votes 38,792 100.0
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

District 2Edit

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1888
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marion Biggs (incumbent) 19,064 50.6
Republican John A. Eagon 17,541 46.6
Prohibition S. M. McLean 913 2.4
Independent J. F. McSwain 138 0.4
Total votes 37,656 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

District 3Edit

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1888
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph McKenna (incumbent) 19,912 56.0
Democratic Ben Morgan 14,633 41.2
Prohibition W. W. Smith 657 1.9
Independent S. Solon Hall 338 1.0
Total votes 35,540 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

District 4Edit

California's 4th congressional district election, 1888
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William W. Morrow (incumbent) 14,217 50.8
Democratic Robert Ferral 13,624 48.6
Socialist Frank M. Pixley 173 0.6
Total votes 28,014 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

District 5Edit

California's 5th congressional district election, 1888
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas J. Clunie 20,276 49.3
Republican Timothy Guy Phelps 20,225 49.2
Independent Henry French 613 1.5
Total votes 41,114 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

District 6Edit

California's 6th congressional district election, 1888
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Vandever (incumbent) 35,406 52.5
Democratic Reel B. Terry 29,453 43.7
Prohibition J. G. Miller 2,375 3.5
Know-Nothing Alfred Daggett 150 0.2
Total votes 67,384 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

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