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Parents > United States > Indiana > Senate Class I
OfficeSenate
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline February 01, 1916 - 12:00pm
Polls Open March 07, 1916 - 07:00am
Polls Close March 07, 1916 - 07:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1917 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1923 - 12:00pm
Turnout 7.80% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler June 19, 2008 07:14pm
Data SourcesOfficial canvass sheets, Indiana State Archives
Description New did not have a majority of the ballots. To determine the winner, the candidate who placed last (Robinson) was removed from consideration, and his second choice ballots were added to the totals for New and Watson. With this change, New had a majority.

The totals posted here are the first choice ballots. The full count was:

Harry S. New - 97,118; second choice for Watson was 13,683; for Robinson was 10,499
James E. Watson - 89,847; second choice for New was 12,437; for Robinson was 6,151
Arthur N. Robinson - 23,835; second choice for New was 3,981; for Watson was 3,273

As a result, the adjusted total was New - 101,099; Watson - 93,120
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1910
NameJohn Worth Kern Votes90 (60.00%)
Term03/04/1911 - 03/03/1917 Margin30 (+20.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/1916
NameHarry Stewart New Votes337,089 (47.77%)
Term03/04/1917 - 03/03/1923 Margin11,501 (+1.63%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceIN US Senate 11/07/1916
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Name Chairman Harry Stewart New Rep. James E. Watson Arthur N. Robinson  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican  
Certified Votes97,118 (46.07%) 89,847 (42.62%) 23,835 (11.31%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,271 (-3.45%) -73,283 (-34.76%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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