1859 Referendum General Election Results - California
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Data for this Contest was Contributed by Xahar on 2010-07-22

* Unofficial Results *

  Referendum: Pico Law ReferendumPopular Vote
For a Territory 2,457 74.79%
Against a Territory 828 25.21%
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  1859 California County Map of General Election Results for Referendum  
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Election Notes:
  • Should Southern California should be segregated from the rest of California as a new territory named the "Territory of Colorado"?
  • Passage required a two-thirds majority.
  • No action was taken following the referendum due to the beginning of the Civil War.
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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: N/A. The Movement for State Division in California, 1849–1860, N/A (www.tshaonline.org/shqonline/apager.php?vol=017&pag=133) (accessed 21 Jul 2010)
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