1853 California gubernatorial election

1853 California gubernatorial election
← 1851 September 7, 1853 1855 →
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Nominee John Bigler William Waldo
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 38,940 37,454
Percentage 50.97% 49.03%

Governor before election

John Bigler
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Bigler
Democratic

The 1853 California gubernatorial election was held on September 7, 1853 to elect the governor of California. Incumbent governor John Bigler successfully ran for reelection, winning over Whig nominee William Waldo in a close race.

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 1853[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Bigler 38,940 50.97
Whig William Waldo 37,454 49.03
Total votes 76,394 100
Democratic hold

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