1896 United States presidential election
All 447 electoral votes of the Electoral College
224 electoral votes needed to win
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Presidential election results map. Red shows those won by McKinley/Hobart, blue shows states won by Bryan/Sewall and the Populist ticket of Bryan/Watson. Numbers show the number of electoral votes given to each state.
The 1896 United States presidential election was the 28th presidential election. It happened on Tuesday, November 3, 1896. Former Governor William McKinley, the Republican candidate, defeated Democrat William Jennings Bryan. The 1896 campaign happened during an economic depression called the Panic of 1893. It was a realigning election that ended the old Third Party System and began the Fourth Party System.
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- United States presidential election of 1896 at Encyclopædia Britannica
- Presidential Election of 1896: A Resource Guide from the Library of Congress
- 1896 popular vote by counties
- How close was the 1896 election? — Michael Sheppard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- McKinley & Hobart campaign handkerchief in the Staten Island Historical Society Online Collections Database
- Election of 1896 in Counting the Votes