United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1916

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1916
California
1914 ←
November 7, 1916 (1916-11-07)
→ 1918

All 11 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 4 3
Seats before 5 3
Seats won 5 4
Seat change Steady Increase 1
Popular vote 396,345 204,381
Percentage 44.9% 23.2%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Prohibition Progressive
Last election 1 2
Seats before 1 1
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 99,669 88,401
Percentage 11.3% 10.0%

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     Republican hold     Democratic hold     Democratic gain     Progressive hold     Prohibition hold

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1916 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 7, 1916. The delegation's only Independent incumbent retired and the open seat was won by the Democrats.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1916
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 396,345 44.9% 5 0
Democratic 204,381 23.2% 4 +1
Prohibition 99,669 11.3% 1 0
Progressive 88,401 10.0% 1 0
Socialist 59,886 6.8% 0 0
Independent 33,270 3.8% 0 -1
Totals 881,952 100.0% 11

Delegation composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 3
  Progressive-Held 2
  Independent-Held 1
  Prohibition-Held 1
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 6
  Democratic-Held 4
  Prohibition-Held 1
  Progressive-Held 1

Results[edit]

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea 32,797 48.8%
Republican Edward H. Hart 28,769 42.8%
Socialist Mary M. Morgan 3,730 5.5%
Prohibition Jay Scott Ryder 1,935 2.9%
Totals 67,231 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Independent

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Raker (incumbent) 30,042 71%
Republican Edward H. Hart 12,282 29%
Totals 42,324 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles F. Curry (incumbent) 48,193 66.7%
Democratic O. W. Kennedy 16,900 23.4%
Socialist Ben Cooper 4,455 6.2%
Prohibition Edwin F. Van Vlear 2,694 3.7%
Totals 72,242 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julius Kahn (incumbent) 51,968 77.2%
Democratic J. M. Fernald 10,579 15.7%
Socialist Allen K. Gifford 3,775 5.6%
Prohibition Henry W. Hutchinson 981 1.5%
Totals 67,303 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John I. Nolan (incumbent) 59,333 84.7%
Socialist Charles A. Preston 6,708 9.6%
Prohibition Frederick Head 4,046 5.8%
Totals 70,087 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive John A. Elston (incumbent) 56,520 64.6%
Republican H. Avery Whitney 19,787 22.6%
Socialist Luella Twining 7,588 8.7%
Prohibition Harlow E. Wolcott 3,605 4.1%
Totals 87,500 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Progressive hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denver S. Church 38,787 51.0%
Republican W. W. Phillips 27,676 36.4%
Socialist Harry M. McKee 5,492 7.2%
Prohibition J. F. Butler 4,042 5.3%
Totals 75,997 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everis A. Hayes (incumbent) 50,659 68.6%
Progressive George S. Walker 17,576 23.8%
Socialist Cora Pattleton Wilson 5,564 7.5%
Totals 73,799 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Prohibition Charles H. Randall (incumbent) 58,826 57.8%
Independent Charles W. Bell 33,270 32.7%
Socialist Ralph L. Criswell 9,661 9.5%
Totals 101,757 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Prohibition hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Z. Osborne 63,913 49.5%
Democratic Rufus W. Bowden 33,225 25.7%
Progressive Henry Stanley Benedict 14,305 11.1%
Socialist James H. Ryckman 9,000 7.0%
Prohibition Henry Clay Needham 8,781 6.8%
Totals 129,224 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1916
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Kettner (incumbent) 42,051 44.5%
Republican Robert C. Harbison 33,765 35.7%
Prohibition James S. Edwards 14,759 15.6%
Socialist Marcus W. Robbins 3,913 4.1%
Totals 94,488 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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