1916 United States Senate election in California

The 1916 United States Senate election in California was held on November 6, 1916. Incumbent Senator John Downey Works did not run for re-election.

1916 United States Senate election in California
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Nominee Hiram Johnson George S. Patton Walter Thomas Mills
Party Republican Democratic Socialist
Alliance Progressive
Popular vote 574,667 277,852 49,341
Percentage 61.09% 29.54% 5.25%

1916 United States Senate election in California results map by county.svg
County results
Johnson:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Patton:      40-50%      50-60%

U.S. senator before election

John Downey Works
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Hiram Johnson
Republican

Governor of California and 1912 Progressive Party vice presidential nominee Hiram Johnson won the open seat, defeating Democratic attorney and Mayor of San Marino George Patton.

PrimariesEdit

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Willis H. Booth, banker and philanthropist
  • Hiram Johnson, Governor of California

ResultsEdit

Primary election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hiram Johnson 161,403 52.44%
Republican Willis H. Booth 146,339 47.55%
Democratic George S. Patton (write-in) 51 0.02%
Total votes 307,793 100.00%

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

George Patton was unopposed on the ballot, but Hiram Johnson, Willis Booth, and Walter Thomas Mills received write-in votes.

Primary election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George S. Patton 68,871 88.49%
Republican Hiram W. Johnson (write-in) 7,656 9.84%
Republican Willis H. Booth (write-in) 1,277 1.64%
Socialist Walter Thomas Mills (write-in) 26 0.03%
Total votes 77,830 100.00%

Progressive primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Gov. Hiram Johnson was unopposed on the primary ballot, but Willis Booth did receive write-in votes.

Primary election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hiram W. Johnson 16,227 98.16%
Republican Willis H. Booth (write-in) 305 1.85%
Total votes 16,532 100.00%

Socialist primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Walter Thomas Mills was unopposed on the primary ballot, but Hiram Johnson and Willis Booth received write-in votes.

Primary election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Socialist Walter Thomas Mills 9,768 95.41%
Republican Hiram W. Johnson (write-in) 415 4.05%
Republican Willis H. Booth (write-in) 55 0.54%
Total votes 10,238 100.00%

Prohibition primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Marshall W. Atwood, perennial candidate

ResultsEdit

Atwood was unopposed on the primary ballot, but Hiram Johnson and Willis Booth received write-in votes.

Primary election results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Prohibition Marshall W. Atwood 8,077 88.58%
Republican Hiram W. Johnson (write-in) 846 9.28%
Republican Willis H. Booth (write-in) 195 2.14%
Total votes 9,118 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1916 United States Senate election in California[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hiram Johnson 574,667 61.09%
Democratic George S. Patton 277,852 29.54%
Socialist Walter Thomas Mills 49,341 5.25%
Prohibition Marshall W. Atwood 38,797 4.12%
Total votes 907,900 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CA US Senate – R Primary, 1916". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ "CA US Senate – D Primary, 1916". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  3. ^ "CA US Senate – PRG Primary, 1916". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  4. ^ "CA US Senate – S Primary, 1916". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  5. ^ "CA US Senate – PRB Primary, 1916". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  6. ^ "CA US Senate, 1916". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.