United States Senate elections, 1846

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The United States Senate election of 1846 was an election which had the Democratic Party gain four seats in the United States Senate.

As this election was prior to ratification of the seventeenth amendment, Senators were chosen by State legislatures.

Results[edit]

Senate Party Division, 30th Congress (1847–1849)

  • Majority Party: Democratic (38)
  • Minority Party: Whig (21)
  • Other Parties: Independent Democrat (1)
  • Total Seats: 60

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Senate composition before the elections[edit]

D8 D7 D6 D5 D4 D3 D2 D1 V1
D9 D10 D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 D16 D17 D18
D28 D27 D26 D25 D24 D23 D22 D21 D20 D19
D29 ← Majority
D30 D31 D32 D33 D34 W22 W21 W20 W19
W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18
W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1 V2

Senate composition as a result of the elections[edit]

D10 D9 D8 D7 D6 D5 D4 D3 D2 D1
D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 D16 D17 D18 D19 D20
D30 D29 D28 D27 D26 D25 D24 D23 D22 D21
D31 ← Majority
D32 D33 D34 D35 D36 D37 D38 d1 W21
W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 W18 W19 W20
W10 W9 W8 W7 W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1
Key:
D =Democratic
d =Independent Democrat
W =Whig
V =Vacant
= Incumbent re-elected
O = Party hold: New senator elected from same party
+ = Party gain: New senator elected from different party

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