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Parents > United States > North Carolina > Senate Class II
OfficeSenate
Type General Election
Filing Deadline November 25, 1870 - 06:45pm Central
Polls Open November 30, 1870 - 07:00pm Central
Polls Close November 30, 1870 - 10:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1871 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1877 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.01% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler May 13, 2019 06:00am
Data SourcesNorth Carolina Government (1979), p. 695; People's Press, 12/2/1870.
Description Although elected to the seat, Sen. Vance never took office. Sen. Abbott, who placed second in the balloting, asked to be seated on the basis that Vance was ineligible to serve. The Senate did not accept his offer. One year after this election, the legislature held a special election to fill the vacancy.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won07/14/1868
NameJoseph C. Abbott Votes1 (100.00%)
Term07/14/1868 - 03/04/1871 Margin1 (+100.00%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyConservative Won01/30/1872
NameMatt W. Ransom Votes1 (100.00%)
Term04/24/1872 - 03/04/1877 Margin1 (+100.00%)
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Name Gov. Zebulon B. Vance (I) Sen. Joseph C. Abbott (W) Write-In Matt W. Ransom Edward J. Warren Augustus S. Merrimon  
PartyConservative Republican Nonpartisan Conservative Conservative Conservative  
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Certified Votes94 (61.84%) 44 (28.95%) 5 (3.29%) 4 (2.63%) 3 (1.97%) 2 (1.32%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -50 (-32.89%) -89 (-58.55%) -90 (-59.21%) -91 (-59.87%) -92 (-60.53%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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Entry Date -- -- 11/25/1870 11/25/1870 11/25/1870 11/25/1870  
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