1851 California gubernatorial election

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California gubernatorial election, 1851
← 1849 September 3, 1851 1853 →
  John Bigler painting.jpg Pierson Barton Reading.jpg
Nominee John Bigler Pierson B. Reading
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 23,175 22,732
Percentage 50.48% 49.51%

Governor before election

John McDougall
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Bigler
Democratic

The 1851 California gubernatorial election was held on September 3, 1851 to elect the governor of California.

During the 1851 convention, the Democratic Party refused to renominate incumbent John McDougall as the party's choice for governor. Instead, state Democrats nominated Assembly Speaker John Bigler.

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 1851[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Bigler 23,175 50.48
Whig Pierson B. Reading 22,732 49.51
Total votes 45,907 100
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - CA Governor Race - Sep 03, 1851". Retrieved April 25, 2016.