1922 United States elections

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1922 United States elections
Midterm elections
Election dayNovember 7
Incumbent presidentWarren G. Harding (Republican)
Next Congress68th
Senate elections
Overall controlRepublican Hold
Seats contested35 of 96 seats
(32 Class 1 seats + 5 special elections)[1]
Net seat changeDemocratic +6
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1922 Senate election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold
  Farmer-Labor gain

House elections
Overall controlRepublican Hold
Seats contestedAll 435 voting seats
Net seat changeDemocratic +76
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1922 House of Representatives election results
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested33
Net seat changeDemocratic +12
1922 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

The 1922 United States elections were held on November 7, 1922. The election took place during Republican President Warren G. Harding's term. The Republican Party lost seats in both chambers of Congress, but retained their majority in the House and Senate. In the House, the Republicans lost seventy-seven seats to the Democratic Party. The Republicans also lost seven seats in the U.S. Senate, six to the Democrats and one to the Minnesota Farmer–Labor Party.[2]

The election is notable in that no redistricting occurred despite the completion of the 1920 United States Census, as Congress failed to pass a redistricting bill. This is the only congressional election in which there was no redistricting after a census. The Apportionment Act of 1911 remained in effect until the Reapportionment Act of 1929.

The election was a victory for Harding's progressive opponents in the Republican Party, and helped lead to the Teapot Dome investigations and Robert La Follette's 1924 third party candidacy.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Two Class 1 Senate seats held both a regularly-scheduled election and a special election in 1922. These two seats are not double-counted for the total number of seats contested.
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1922" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  3. ^ Busch, Andrew (1999). Horses in Midstream. University of Pittsburgh Press. pp. 156–157.

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