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U.S. presidential election, 1896

Presidential CandidateElectoral Vote Popular Vote Pct Party Running Mate
(Electoral Votes)
William McKinley (W) 271 7,104,779 Republican Garret A. Hobart (271)
William Jennings Bryan 176 6,502,925 Democrat-Populist Arthur Sewall[?] (149),
Thomas E. Watson[?] (27)
Other elections: 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896, 1900, 1904, 1908
Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register (http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/electoral_college/scores#1896)


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Notes:
James Weaver of the People's Party[?], who had finished a respectable third 4 years before, threw his support to Bryan. John M. Palmer[?] of the National Democratic Party received 133,435 votes, and the Prohibition Party's Joshua Levering[?] 125,072 votes. Many of the Prohibition voters went to Bryan in this election, but this was insufficient to overcome McKinley.

McKinley's campaign manager, Mark Hanna, raised $3.5 million and McKinley outspent Bryan 20 to 1. Hanna's tactics are still in use in U.S. politics today.

Vice President Garret A. Hobart died on November 21, 1899.

See also: President of the United States, U.S. presidential election, 1896



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