United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1886

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1886
California
1884 ←
November 2, 1886 (1886-11-02)
→ 1888

All 6 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 1
Seats won 4 2
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 93,921 91,710
Percentage 48.5% 47.4%

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Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1886 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 2, 1886. Democrats gained one district.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1886
Party Votes Percentage Seats
Republican 93,921 48.5% 4
Democratic 91,710 47.4% 2
Prohibition 5,335 2.7% 0
Independent 2,686 1.4% 0
Totals 193,652 100.0% 6

Delegation Composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 5
  Democratic-Held 1
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 4
  Democratic-Held 2

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas Larkin Thompson 16,499 50.1%
Republican Charles A. Garter 15,526 47.1%
Prohibition L. W. Simmons 849 2.6%
Independent Philip Cowen 80 0.2%
Totals 32,954 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marion Biggs 17,667 50.0%
Republican J. C. Campbell 16,594 47.0%
Prohibition W. O. Clark 1,076 3.0%
Totals 35,337 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph McKenna (incumbent) 15,801 53.0%
Democratic Henry C. McPike 13,277 44.5%
Prohibition W. W. Smith 707 2.4%
Independent W. J. Cuthbertson 32 0.1%
Totals 29,817 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William W. Morrow (incumbent) 11,413 48.6%
Democratic Frank McCoppin 9,854 42.0%
Independent Charles A. Sumner 2,104 9.0%
Prohibition Robert Thompson 84 0.4%
Totals 23,455 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles N. Felton (incumbent) 16,328 48.8%
Democratic Frank J. Sullivan 16,209 48.4%
Independent Albert E. Redstone 470 1.4%
Prohibition C. Henderson 460 1.4%
Totals 33,467 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1886
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Vandever 18,259 47.3%
Democratic Joseph D. Lynch 18,204 47.1%
Prohibition W. A. Harris 2,159 5.6%
Totals 38,622 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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