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Municipal elections, 1905

Pensacola Journal ad for the White Democratic candidates

A municipal election was held on June 6, 1905, to select officials of the City of Pensacola. The election was a "clean sweep" for the new White Democratic Party, whose candidates were elected in an April 4 primary and advocated white supremacy in municipal government.

The Pensacola Journal gave much favorable coverage to the White Democratic candidates, especially mayoral candidate Charles H. Bliss, labeling opponents "Anti-White." The Journal wrote of the victory:

The majorities were all so large and the victory itself so decisive that it settles not only the question of the legality and the regularity of the White Primary, but it settles for all time to come the White Primary proposition in this city. … From the time the returns began to come in and the election of the Democratic ticket was indicated, crowds swarmed around The Journal office and The Journal was congratulated on all sides on its great fight for the White Primary and the Democratic ticket—congratulations which The Journal heartily reciprocates with the White Democracy of Pensacola.[1]

General election resultsEdit


  1. "Victorious White Primary Democracy." Pensacola Journal, June 7, 1905.