1914 United States Senate election in South Dakota

The 1914 United States Senate election in South Dakota took place on November 3, 1914. Incumbent Senator Coe I. Crawford, a Republican, sought re-election in his first popular election. He was defeated in the Republican primary by Congressman Charles H. Burke, the House Minority Whip. In the general election, he was narrowly defeated by Edwin S. Johnson, the 1912 Democratic nominee for Governor, who won a narrow plurality.

1914 United States Senate election in South Dakota

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Nominee Edwin S. Johnson Charles H. Burke
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 48,076 44,244
Percentage 48.32% 44.46%

U.S. senator before election

Coe I. Crawford
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Edwin S. Johnson
Democratic

Democratic PrimaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward S. Johnson 11,422 100.00%
Total votes 11,422 100.00%

Republican PrimaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles H. Burke 25,201 55.76%
Republican Coe I. Crawford (inc.) 19,992 44.24%
Total votes 45,193 100.00%

Socialist PrimaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • E. P. Johnson

ResultsEdit

Socialist primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Socialist E. P. Johnson 757 100.00%
Total votes 757 100.00%

Prohibition PrimaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • O. W. Butterfield

ResultsEdit

Prohibition primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Prohibition O. W. Butterfield 582 100.00%
Total votes 582 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1914 United States Senate election in South Dakota[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edwin S. Johnson 48,076 48.32%
Republican Charles H. Burke 44,244 44.46%
Socialist E. P. Johnson 2,674 2.69%
Prohibition O. W. Butterfield 2,406 2.42%
Independent H. L. Loucks 2,104 2.11%
Majority 3,832 3.85%
Total votes 99,504 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Nelson, Nelson; Heinrich, Chad W., eds. (2005). "Chapter 8: Elections". Legislative Manual: South Dakota, 2005. Pierre, S.D. p. 621.