1916 United States Senate election in Washington

The 1916 United States Senate election in Washington was held on November 7, 1916. Incumbent Republican Miles Poindexter was for a second term in office over Democratic former Senator George Turner and Socialist Bruce Rogers.

1916 United States Senate election in Washington
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Nominee Miles Poindexter George Turner Bruce Rogers
Party Republican Democratic Socialist
Popular vote 202,287 135,339 21,709
Percentage 55.3% 37.1% 5.9%

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County results
Poindexter:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Turner:      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

Miles Poindexter
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Clarence C. Dill
Democratic

Primary elections were held on September 12.[1] Poindexter overcame a strong primary challenge from U.S. Representative William E. Humphrey and college president Enoch Albert Bryan.

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1916 Republican Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Miles Poindexter (incumbent) 106,778 28.94%
Republican William E. Humphrey 95,694 25.93%
Republican Enoch Albert Bryan 83,769 22.70%
Republican Mrs. John B. Allen 38,421 10.41%
Republican William Alvin Spalding 22,688 6.15%
Republican Schuyler Duryee 21,659 5.87%
Total votes 369,009 100.00%

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Robert Bridges, Commissioner of the Port of Seattle
  • George Turner, former U.S. Senator (1897–1903)

ResultsEdit

1916 Democratic Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Turner 20,002 67.51%
Democratic Robert Bridges 9,628 32.49%
Total votes 29,630 100.00%

Progressive primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Walter J. Thompson

ResultsEdit

Thompson was unopposed for the Progressive nomination.

1916 Progressive Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Walter J. Thompson 296 100.00%
Total votes 296 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1916 U.S. Senate election in Washington[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Miles Poindexter (incumbent) 202,287 55.39%
Democratic George Turner 135,339 37.06%
Socialist Bruce Rogers 21,709 5.95%
Prohibition Joseph A. Campbell 4,411 1.21%
Progressive Walter J. Thompson 1,442 0.40%
Total votes 294,469 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Elections Search Results: September 1916 Primary". Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 20 Mar 2022.
  2. ^ "The Original "Year of the Woman"". house.gov. 30 Jan 2017. Retrieved 20 Mar 2022.
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 7, 1916" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office. Retrieved 19 Mar 2022.