Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1838

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1838
Pennsylvania
1835 ←
November 6, 1838 (1838-11-06)
→ 1841

  DavidRittenhousePorter.jpg Joseph Ritner-Governor of Pennsylvania.JPG
Candidate David R. Porter Joseph Ritner
Party Democratic Anti-Masonic
Popular vote 127,821 122,325
Percentage 51.1% 48.9%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1838.svg

County results*
  *Results unknown

Governor before election

Joseph Ritner
Anti-Masonic

Elected Governor

David R. Porter
Democratic

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1838 was between two candidates. Incumbent Governor Joseph Ritner ran as an Anti-Masonic candidate. Ritner's defeat by Democrat David R. Porter prompted the Buckshot War.

Results

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 18381
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David R. Porter 127,821 51.1%%
Anti-Masonic Joseph Ritner 122,335 48.90%
Totals 200,412 100.00%

References

  1. ^ Miller, Herman P; Baker, W. Harry (1911). Smull's Legislative Handbook and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania. p. 542. 

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