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Electoral Returns for Statewide Offices in the United States, 1874-1952 (ICPSR 7861)

Principal Investigator(s): Kleppner, Paul

Summary:

This data collection incorporates county-level election returns from 15 states for various statewide offices in the period 1874-1952. Included are votes cast for party candidates contesting a variety of offices such as lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, and auditor. Data are stored in separate files for the 15 states at the following time periods: California (1882-1950), Colorado (1892-1952), Indiana (1876-1948), Minnesota (1890-1948), Missouri (1882-1948), Montana (1889-1948), Nebraska (1884-1950), New York (1878-1946), North Dakota (1889-1948), Ohio (1886-1948), Oregon (1878-1948), Pennsylvania (1874-1948), South Dakota (1889-1950), West Virginia (1904-1948), and Wisconsin (1884-1950).

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  California - Download All Files (10.942 MB)
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DS2:  Colorado - Download All Files (10.93 MB)
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DS3:  Indiana - Download All Files (11.149 MB)
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DS4:  Minnesota - Download All Files (11.074 MB)
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DS5:  Missouri - Download All Files (11.123 MB)
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DS6:  Montana - Download All Files (10.891 MB)
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DS7:  Nebraska - Download All Files (11.125 MB)
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DS8:  New York - Download All Files (11.028 MB)
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DS9:  North Dakota - Download All Files (10.941 MB)
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DS10:  Ohio - Download All Files (11.043 MB)
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DS11:  Oregon - Download All Files (10.899 MB)
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DS12:  Pennsylvania - Download All Files (11.11 MB)
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DS13:  South Dakota - Download All Files (11.023 MB)
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DS14:  West Virginia - Download All Files (10.849 MB)
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DS15:  Wisconsin - Download All Files (11.125 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Kleppner, Paul. Electoral Returns for Statewide Offices in the United States, 1874-1952. ICPSR07861-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07861.v1

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07861.v1

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http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/7861/terms

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, counties, election returns, elections, historical data, state politics, states (USA), voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York (state), North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, United States, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Time Period:  

  • 1874--1952

Universe:   A total of 15 states of the United States in the period 1874-1952.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

Election returns for gubernatorial candidates are included in the related data collection, UNITED STATES HISTORICAL ELECTION RETURNS, 1788-1984 (ICPSR 0001).

Methodology

Data Source:

official election returns provided by state governments

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 18 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 17 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 16 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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