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OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 06, 1867 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open September 04, 1867 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close September 04, 1867 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start December 05, 1867 - 12:00pm
Term End December 08, 1871 - 12:00pm
Turnout 24.30% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler January 08, 2007 04:22pm
Data SourcesAmerican State Governors, 1776-1976, v1, Joseph and Jessamine Kallenbach

Norman D. Brown, Edward Stanly: Whiggery's Tarheel 'Conqueror', pp. 269-270. [Stanly made a series of speeches supporting Haight's candidacy.]
Description In the state elections of 1867, the Union Republican Party in California divided, providing three candidates for Governor.

Former Union Democrats in the Republican Party, informally called the "short hairs," held a convention and nominated George C. Gorham for Governor. Gorham was a well-known railroad lobbyist.

The "long hairs," or the pre-war Republicans, nominated Caleb T. Fay for Governor. This group of Republicans believed that electing Gorham would doom the state Republican Party in upcoming elections. The two factions had very similar platforms, both supporting Radical Reconstruction.

The Democratic convention nominated Henry H. Haight, a San Francisco attorney.

Near the end of the campaign, as it became clear that the race would be between Haight and Gorham, most of the old Republicans decided to cross over and vote for Haight.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyUnion Won09/02/1863
NameFrederick F. Low Votes64,283 (59.03%)
Term12/10/1863 - 12/05/1867 Margin19,661 (+18.05%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won09/06/1871
NameNewton Booth Votes62,581 (52.11%)
Term12/08/1871 - 02/27/1875 Margin5,061 (+4.21%)
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Name Henry H. Haight George C. Gorham Caleb T. Fay  
PartyDemocratic Union Independent Republican  
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Uncertified Votes49,895 (54.03%) 40,359 (43.71%) 2,088 (2.26%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -9,536 (-10.33%) -47,807 (-51.77%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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