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Parents > United States > North Carolina > Senate Class III
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline December 01, 1873 - 12:00pm
Polls Open December 03, 1872 - 06:00am
Polls Close December 03, 1872 - 08:00am
Term Start March 04, 1873 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1879 - 12:00am
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler December 26, 2006 07:31pm
Data SourcesNorth Carolina Government (1979), p. 697.
Description When Sen. Pool's seat came up for re-election, the Conservative Party had already taken control of the North Carolina legislature, and it was a foregone conclusion that Pool would not be re-elected. However, a new drama emerged in the Conservative Party.

A.S. Merrimon, who had just lost the race for NC Governor by a very narrow margin, sought the Senate seat. When the Conservative legislative caucus met, however, it endorsed former Gov. Zebulon B. Vance. The two men became intense political enemies as they vied for the Senate seat. Merrimon approached the Republican minority in the legislature and promised to have a moderate voting record if they would support him against Vance. The Republicans agreed to the deal, and with their assistance, Merrimon was elected (New York Times, 10/14/1878).
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won07/14/1868
NameJohn Pool Votes1 (100.00%)
Term07/04/1868 - 03/04/1873 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won01/21/1879
NameZebulon B. Vance Votes1 (100.00%)
Term03/04/1879 - 03/04/1885 Margin1 (+100.00%)
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Name Augustus S. Merrimon (I) Sen. John Pool Sen. Zebulon B. Vance  
PartyConservative Republican Conservative  
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Uncertified Votes1 (100.00%) 0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -1 (-100.00%) -1 (-100.00%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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