United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1892

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1892
California
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.

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.

Overview[edit]

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 Composition[edit]

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

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

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%
Totals 33,977 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

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%
Totals 38,951 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

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%
Totals 30,467 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

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%
Totals 30,499 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 5[edit]

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%
Totals 31,609 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

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%
Totals 36,756 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Populist win (new seat)

District 7[edit]

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%
Totals 38,147 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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