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1911 United States House of Representatives election in New Mexico

New Mexico's first election to the United States House of Representatives was held on November 7, 1911 for two Representatives elected at-large for the 62nd Congress

United States House of Representatives election in New Mexico, 1911

November 7, 1911 1912 →

Both of New Mexico's seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Socialist
Seats won 1 1 0
Popular vote 58,798 58,352 3,590
Percentage 48.7% 48.3% 3.0%

BackgroundEdit

New Mexico joined the Union as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. It had been a territory since 1850, originally including Arizona and a portion of Nevada until 1863. New Mexico Territory and Arizona Territory had long sought statehood, and during the debates over admitting Oklahoma, and early version of the Oklahoma Enabling Act included a clause providing for New Mexico Territory and Arizona Territory to be admitted as a single state,[1] but this was later removed. New Mexico was finally admitted as a state during the 62nd Congress, with 2 Representatives, which was subsequently reduced to 1 in the Apportionment Act of 1911, passed prior to New Mexico statehood.

Election resultsEdit

1911 United States House election results[2]
George Curry[3] (Republican) 30,162 25.0%
Harvey B. Fergusson[4] (Democratic) 29,999 24.9%
Elfego Baca (Republican) 28,636 23.7%
Paz Valverde (Democratic) 28,353 23.5%
J. W. Hansen (Socialist) 1,845 1.5%
C. Cutting (Socialist) 1,745 1.4%

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