United States Senate special election in California, 1992

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United States Senate special election in California, 1992
California
1988 ←
November 3, 1992
→ 1994

  Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo.jpg John F Seymour.jpg
Nominee Dianne Feinstein John F. Seymour
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 5,853,651 4,093,501
Percentage 54.29% 37.96%

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County Results

U.S. Senator before election

John F. Seymour
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Dianne Feinstein
Democratic

The 1992 United States Senate special election in California took place on November 3, 1992, at the same time as the regular election to the United States Senate in California. Both of California's present Senators were elected for the first time. This is not a unique occurrence; it would happen again in Tennessee in 1994 and Kansas in 1996.

In the 1990 gubernatorial election, Republican Senator Pete Wilson had beaten Democrat Dianne Feinstein for governor. He appointed John F. Seymour to the Senate to replace himself. In this special election held simultaneously with the regular Senate election, Feinstein defeated Seymour to serve the remaining 2 years of the term. She is currently the senior Senator from California, since she took office on November 10, only 7 days after the election. Fellow Democrat Barbara Boxer won the regular election and was inaugurated in January 1993.

Results[edit]

1992 special United States Senate election, California
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dianne Feinstein 5,853,651 54.29%
Republican John F. Seymour (incumbent) 4,093,501 37.96%
Peace and Freedom Gerald Horne 305,697 2.84%
American Independent Paul Meeuwenberg 281,973 2.62%
Libertarian Richard Benjamin Boddie 247,799 2.30%
No party Write-ins 122 0.00%
Invalid or blank votes 591,822 5.20%
Totals 11,374,565 100.00%
Voter turnout 54.52%
Democratic gain from Republican

Results breakdown[edit]

County Feinstein Votes Seymour Votes Horne Votes Meeu. Votes Boddie Votes W/I V's
San Francisco 80.60% 250,972 15.79% 49,165 1.63% 5,062 0.62% 1,919 1.36% 4,233 0.00% 10
Alameda 72.56% 374,675 21.93% 113,223 2.30% 11,866 1.61% 8,323 1.60% 8,257 0.00% 23
Marin 71.26% 92,205 24.61% 31,846 1.45% 1,880 0.88% 1,142 1.80% 2,328 0.00% 0
Santa Cruz 67.88% 76,327 25.40% 28,562 2.49% 2,801 1.84% 2,072 2.39% 2,686 0.00% 1
San Mateo 67.25% 181,990 27.89% 75,470 1.84% 4,983 1.29% 3,478 1.73% 4,684 0.00% 0
Contra Costa 62.96% 229,988 31.62% 115,507 1.92% 7,011 1.77% 6,470 1.73% 6,320 0.00% 2
Sonoma 62.84% 121,471 29.38% 56,793 3.02% 5,846 2.43% 4,702 2.33% 4,502 0.00% 0
Santa Clara 62.19% 364,997 30.98% 181,858 2.15% 12,646 2.20% 12,912 2.47% 14,518 0.00% 2
Yolo 61.68% 37,340 31.70% 19,191 2.18% 1,319 2.27% 1,376 2.17% 1,311 0.00% 1
Mendocino 60.59% 22,000 30.28% 10,993 3.55% 1,290 2.86% 1,039 2.72% 988 0.00% 0
Solano 59.83% 77,739 32.30% 41,970 2.75% 3,571 2.84% 3,696 2.28% 2,960 0.00% 0
Humboldt 59.81% 35,178 33.18% 19,513 2.99% 1,756 2.13% 1,253 1.90% 1,117 0.00% 0
Monterey 58.89% 66,417 34.74% 39,182 2.10% 2,369 2.30% 2,590 1.96% 2,216 0.00% 0
Los Angeles 58.72% 1,552,223 34.03% 899,656 3.18% 84,093 2.09% 55,380 1.97% 52,123 0.00% 20
Napa 57.01% 29,875 35.38% 18,539 2.46% 1,288 2.93% 1,537 2.22% 1,161 0.00% 0
San Benito 55.51% 6,938 37.10% 4,637 2.34% 293 2.88% 360 2.16% 270 0.00% 0
Lake 55.10% 12,732 35.04% 8,096 3.12% 721 3.96% 916 2.77% 641 0.00% 0
Sacramento 53.77% 237,722 38.07% 168,318 2.99% 13,228 2.88% 12,716 2.29% 10,113 0.00% 1
Del Norte 50.92% 4,696 39.66% 3,658 2.56% 236 4.98% 459 1.89% 174 0.00% 0
Tuolumne 50.56% 11,895 40.59% 9,550 2.90% 682 3.40% 801 2.54% 597 0.01% 2
Stanislaus 50.11% 62,110 41.59% 51,549 2.84% 3,519 3.49% 4,325 1.98% 2,450 0.00% 0
Santa Barbara 49.63% 77,900 42.71% 67,043 3.43% 5,386 2.25% 3,535 1.98% 3,101 0.00% 0
San Joaquin 48.90% 76,607 43.11% 67,531 2.78% 4,360 3.27% 5,123 1.94% 3,043 0.00% 1
Imperial 48.77% 12,433 43.42% 11,070 3.77% 962 2.55% 651 1.48% 378 0.00% 0
Amador 48.29% 7,319 42.64% 6,463 2.40% 364 4.07% 617 2.60% 394 0.00% 0
Alpine 47.91% 287 42.07% 252 3.01% 18 4.51% 27 2.50% 15 0.00% 0
Merced 47.61% 22,010 43.79% 20,246 2.79% 1,289 2.95% 1,365 2.86% 1,323 0.00% 0
San L. Obispo 47.47% 48,376 43.94% 44,775 2.54% 2,587 3.08% 3,134 2.97% 3,030 0.00% 0
San Diego 46.97% 442,855 43.63% 411,362 3.21% 30,287 3.09% 29,149 3.10% 29,212 0.00% 3
Calaveras 46.64% 7,839 42.00% 7,059 2.32% 390 5.38% 905 3.65% 614 0.00% 0
Plumas 46.44% 4,647 43.64% 4,367 2.30% 230 4.53% 453 3.10% 310 0.00% 0
Nevada 46.04% 20,044 44.73% 19,476 2.90% 1,261 3.32% 1,444 3.02% 1,313 0.00% 0
Placer 45.75% 40,511 45.73% 40,497 2.38% 2,109 3.30% 2,920 2.84% 2,518 0.00% 0
Mariposa 45.38% 3,681 43.98% 3,568 3.09% 251 5.07% 411 2.48% 201 0.00% 0
El Dorado 45.34% 28,957 45.56% 29,101 2.37% 1,512 3.80% 2,427 2.93% 1,873 0.00% 0
Ventura 45.30% 119,366 46.32% 122,064 2.72% 7,167 3.04% 8,019 2.61% 6,882 0.00% 1
Sierra 45.12% 818 44.57% 808 2.48% 45 3.47% 63 4.36% 79 0.00% 0
Mono 45.11% 1,931 44.64% 1,911 2.83% 121 3.95% 169 3.48% 149 0.00% 0
Fresno 45.07% 94,988 48.48% 102,172 2.32% 4,888 2.25% 4,740 1.88% 3,959 0.00% 4
Butte 44.72% 37,396 45.57% 38,111 2.96% 2,477 3.56% 2,980 3.19% 2,666 0.00% 0
Riverside 44.56% 187,548 45.44% 191,258 3.52% 14,808 3.95% 16,632 2.54% 10,689 0.00% 0
Siskiyou 44.35% 8,963 45.42% 9,180 2.34% 473 5.16% 1,043 2.73% 551 0.00% 0
San Bernardino 44.35% 200,979 45.67% 206,969 3.64% 16,511 3.71% 16,804 2.61% 11,825 0.01% 48
Trinity 42.41% 2,743 43.66% 2,824 3.80% 246 6.29% 407 3.83% 248 0.00% 0
Yuba 40.76% 6,890 46.63% 7,882 3.07% 518 6.09% 1,030 3.45% 584 0.00% 0
Kings 40.70% 9,805 50.29% 12,115 3.74% 901 3.57% 860 1.70% 410 0.00% 0
Lassen 40.39% 4,005 47.64% 4,724 3.29% 326 5.59% 554 3.10% 307 0.00% 0
Orange 39.87% 377,170 50.93% 481,810 2.86% 27,056 3.42% 32,316 2.93% 27,729 0.00% 0
Madera 39.79% 11,682 52.14% 15,309 2.94% 862 3.63% 1,066 1.50% 441 0.00% 0
Tehama 39.31% 8,253 48.19% 10,116 2.99% 627 5.43% 1,140 4.08% 856 0.00% 0
Shasta 37.81% 25,111 51.48% 34,192 2.90% 1,928 4.62% 3,070 3.19% 2,116 0.00% 0
Colusa 37.58% 2,083 54.37% 3,014 2.53% 140 3.18% 176 2.35% 130 0.00% 0
Inyo 37.41% 3,067 52.66% 4,318 2.68% 220 4.34% 356 2.90% 238 0.00% 0
Sutter 36.43% 9,135 53.54% 13,427 2.38% 596 5.24% 1,313 2.42% 606 0.00% 0
Kern 36.31% 63,661 54.46% 95,483 3.22% 5,640 3.59% 6,289 2.43% 4,258 0.00% 3
Modoc 35.77% 1,572 52.95% 2,327 3.00% 132 5.21% 229 3.07% 135 0.00% 0
Tulare 35.71% 30,665 56.46% 48,493 2.72% 2,332 3.11% 2,674 2.00% 1,720 0.00% 0
Glenn 33.10% 2,864 56.73% 4,908 2.51% 217 4.81% 416 2.85% 247 0.00% 0

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