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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 06, 1857 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open September 02, 1857 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close September 02, 1857 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 08, 1858 - 12:00pm
Term End January 09, 1860 - 12:00pm
Turnout 101.16% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler June 13, 2007 08:23pm
Data SourcesAmerican State Governors, 1776-1976, v1, Joseph and Jessamine Kallenbach
Description The Democratic Party regained the governorship in 1857, having regained the legislature in 1856.

At the Democratic state convention, the anti-Broderick faction was in the majority, and they nominated Weller over Joseph McCorkle (Broderick D) by a margin of 254-61.

The Republican State convention met in Sacramento on 7/8/1857. Although the party was unsure if he would accept, Edward Stanly was nominated for governor with 163 votes to 18 scattering.

The American Party met on 7/28/1857. It nominated George W. Bowie for governor over Edward Stanly (the R nominee) after Stanly made his opposition to nativism clear.

A "Settlers and Miners" convention met in Sacramento on 8/4/1857. They sought to form a new party based on the idea that settlers on property should have some rights to the land. The convention endorsed Stanly for governor and was absorbed by the Republican Party.

On election day, turnout fell from that of the presidential election. Weller won easily, though his vote was 246 less than Buchanan's. Stanly received 345 more votes than Fremont. Bowie received 16,729 fewer votes than Fillmore. Half of Stanly's total vote came from San Francisco and Alameda.

Norman D. Brown, Edward Stanly: Whiggery's Tarheel 'Conqueror', pp. 180-193.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyAmerican Won09/05/1855
NameJ. Neely Johnson Votes51,157 (52.53%)
Term01/09/1856 - 01/08/1858 Margin4,932 (+5.06%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyLecompton Democrat Won09/07/1859
NameMilton Slocum Latham Votes61,352 (59.70%)
Term01/09/1860 - 01/14/1860 Margin30,054 (+29.25%)
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Name Sen. John B. Weller Rep. Edward Stanly George W. Bowie (W) Scattering  
PartyDemocratic Republican American  
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Uncertified Votes53,122 (56.71%) 21,040 (22.46%) 19,481 (20.80%) 29 (0.03%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -32,082 (-34.25%) -33,641 (-35.91%) -53,093 (-56.68%)  
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