1863 California gubernatorial election

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1863 California gubernatorial election
← 1861 September 2, 1863 1867 →
  FrederickFerdinandLow.png John G. Downey.jpg
Nominee Frederick Low John G. Downey
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 64,283 44,622
Percentage 59.03% 40.97%

Governor before election

Leland Stanford
Republican

Elected Governor

Frederick Low
Republican

The 1863 California gubernatorial election was held on September 2, 1863 to elect the governor of California. Former governor John G. Downey was unsuccessful in his bid for reelection to a second, non-consecutive term, losing to former United States Representative Frederick Low.

Results[edit]

California gubernatorial election, 1863[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frederick Low[2] 64,283 59.03
Democratic John G. Downey 44,622 40.97
Nonpartisan Joshua A. Norton 1 >0.01
Total votes 108,906 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - CA Governor Race - Sep 02, 1863". Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Low ran on the joint Republican and Unionist ticket.