1857 California gubernatorial election

1857 California gubernatorial election
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  John B Weller by William F Cogswell, 1879.jpg Edward Stanly by Brady.jpg George Washington Bowie.jpg
Nominee John B. Weller Edward Stanly George Washington Bowie
Party Democratic Republican Know Nothing
Popular vote 53,122 21,040 19,481
Percentage 56.71% 22.46% 20.80%

Governor before election

J. Neely Johnson
Know Nothing

Elected Governor

John B. Weller
Democratic

The 1857 California gubernatorial election was held on September 2, 1857 to elect the governor of California.

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 1857[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John B. Weller[2] 53,122 56.71
Republican Edward Stanly 21,040 22.46
Know Nothing George Washington Bowie 19,481 20.80
Other Write-ins 29 0.03
Total votes 93,672 100
Democratic gain from Know Nothing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - CA Governor Race - Sep 02, 1857". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Also a member of the Lecompton Democrat faction.