1926 United States elections

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1926 United States elections
Midterm elections
Election dayNovember 2
Incumbent presidentCalvin Coolidge (Republican)
Next Congress70th
Senate elections
Overall controlRepublican Hold
Seats contested35 of 96 seats (32 Class 3 seats + 6 special elections)[1]
Net seat changeDemocratic +7[2]
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1926 Senate election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

House elections
Overall controlRepublican Hold
Seats contestedAll 435 voting seats
Net seat changeDemocratic +11
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1926 House of Representatives election results
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested33
Net seat changeRepublican +2
1926 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1926 United States elections were held on November 2, 1926, in the middle of President Calvin Coolidge's second (only full) term. The Republican Party lost nine seats to the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives but retained a majority. The Republicans also lost six seats to the Democrats in the U.S. Senate but retained their majority since Vice President Charles G. Dawes cast the tie-breaking vote.[3]

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  1. ^ Three Class 3 seats held both regular and special elections in 1926. These three seats are not double-counted for the total number of seats contested.
  2. ^ Democrats picked up six seats in the regularly-scheduled elections and gained an additional seat in the special elections.
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1926" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 29 December 2011.