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1892 United States House of Representatives elections in California

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1892 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 8, 1892. California gained one seat as a result of the 1890 Census, which was won by the Populist Party. Democrats also picked up an open Republican seat.

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1892

← 1890 November 8, 1892 (1892-11-08) 1894 →

All 7 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Populist
Last election 4 2 n/a
Seats won 3 3 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 105,040 92,787 35,763
Percentage 43.7% 38.6% 14.9%

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Election results by district.

OverviewEdit

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1892
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 105,040 43.7% 3 -1
Democratic 92,787 38.6% 3 +1
Populist 35,763 14.9% 1 +1
Prohibition 6,694 2.8% 0 0
Independent 122 0.1% 0 0
Totals 240,406 100.0% 7 +1

Delegation CompositionEdit

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 4
  Democratic-Held 2
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 3
  Republican-Held 3
  Populist-Held 1

ResultsEdit

District 1Edit

California's 1st congressional district election, 1892
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas J. Geary (incumbent) 19,308 56.8
Republican Edward W. Davis 13,123 38.6
Populist C. C. Swafford 1,546 4.6
Total votes 33,977 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic hold

District 2Edit

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1892
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Caminetti (incumbent) 20,741 53.3
Democratic John F. Davis 16,781 43.1
Prohibition Chauncey H. Dunn 1,307 3.4
Independent J. H. White 122 0.3
Total votes 38,951 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

District 3Edit

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1892
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel G. Hilborn 13,163 43.2
Democratic Warren B. English 13,138 43.1
Populist J. L. Lyon 3,495 11.5
Prohibition L. B. Scranton 671 2.2
Total votes 30,467 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

District 4Edit

California's 4th congressional district election, 1892
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James G. Maguire 14,997 49.2
Republican Charles O. Alexander 13,226 43.4
Populist Edgar P. Burman 1,980 6.5
Prohibition Henry Collins 296 1.0
Total votes 30,499 100.0
Turnout  
Democratic gain from Republican

District 5Edit

California's 5th congressional district election, 1892
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eugene F. Loud (incumbent) 14,660 46.4
Democratic J. W. Ryland 13,694 43.3
Populist Jonas J. Morrison 2,484 7.9
Prohibition William Kelly 771 2.4
Total votes 31,609 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

District 6Edit

California's 6th congressional district election, 1892
Party Candidate Votes %
Populist Marion Cannon 20,680 56.3
Republican Hervey Lindley 14,271 38.8
Prohibition O. R. Dougherty 1,805 4.9
Total votes 36,756 100.0
Turnout
Populist win (new seat)

District 7Edit

California's 7th congressional district election, 1892
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William W. Bowers (incumbent) 15,856 41.6
Democratic Olin Welborn 14,869 39.0
Populist Hiram Hamilton 5,578 14.6
Prohibition M. B. Harris 1,844 4.8
Total votes 38,147 100.0
Turnout  
Republican hold

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