United States presidential election in California, 1852

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

In the 1852 United States presidential election, its first election after becoming a state in 1850, California voted for the Democratic nominee, New Hampshire Senator Franklin Pierce, over the Whig nominee, United States Army general Winfield Scott.


United States presidential election in California, 1852[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Franklin Pierce 40,721 53.02% 4
Whig Winfield Scott 35,972 46.83% 0
Free Soil Party John Hale 61 0.08% 0
No party Write-ins 56 0.07% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 76,810 100.00% 4
Voter turnout


  1. ^ "1852 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.