1896 United States presidential election in California

1896 United States presidential election in California

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  William McKinley by Courtney Art Studio, 1896.jpg William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) (10506717125).jpg
Nominee William McKinley William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Garret Hobart Arthur Sewall
Electoral vote 8 1
Popular vote 146,688 144,766
Percentage 49.16% 48.51%

President before election

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

Elected President

William McKinley
Republican

Map of presidential election results by county in California in the 1896 presidential election

The 1896 United States presidential election in California refers to how California participated in the 1896 United States presidential election. California narrowly voted for the Republican nominee, Ohio Governor William McKinley, over the Democratic nominee, former Nebraska representative William Jennings Bryan. One elector cast a vote for Bryan.

Results[edit]

1896 United States presidential election in California[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William McKinley 146,688 49.16% 8
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 144,766 48.51% 1
Prohibition Joshua Levering 2,573 0.86% 0
National Democrat John Palmer 1,730 0.58% 0
Socialist Labor Charles Matchett 1,611 0.54% 0
National Party Charles Bentley 1,047 0.35% 0
No party Write-ins 4 0.00% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 298,419 100.00% 9
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County William McKinley
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin
% # % # % # % #
Marin 61.41% 1,448 37.07% 874 1.53% 36 24.34% 574
San Mateo 61.10% 1,607 37.53% 987 1.37% 36 23.57% 620
Alameda 60.43% 13,429 37.77% 8,394 1.80% 400 22.66% 5,035
Napa 57.03% 2,032 41.31% 1,472 1.66% 59 15.72% 560
Sierra 56.61% 707 42.19% 527 1.20% 15 14.41% 180
Contra Costa 56.10% 1,834 42.25% 1,381 1.65% 54 13.86% 453
Humboldt 55.37% 3,142 43.44% 2,465 1.20% 68 11.93% 677
Riverside 53.06% 2,063 43.31% 1,684 3.63% 141 9.75% 379
Santa Clara 53.51% 6,315 43.99% 5,191 2.50% 295 9.52% 1,124
Yuba 53.82% 1,204 44.30% 991 1.88% 42 9.52% 213
Solano 53.19% 2,702 44.96% 2,284 1.85% 94 8.23% 418
Plumas 53.47% 678 45.35% 575 1.18% 15 8.12% 103
Sonoma 51.86% 4,053 46.00% 3,595 2.15% 168 5.86% 458
Orange 51.06% 1,932 45.24% 1,712 3.70% 140 5.81% 220
Sutter 51.89% 796 46.48% 713 1.63% 25 5.41% 83
Placer 51.41% 1,890 46.82% 1,721 1.77% 65 4.60% 169
Ventura 50.41% 1,553 47.55% 1,465 2.04% 63 2.86% 88
Los Angeles 49.62% 16,891 47.13% 16,043 3.25% 1,108 2.49% 848
Santa Barbara 49.48% 2,004 47.31% 1,916 3.21% 130 2.17% 88
Del Norte 49.50% 345 47.92% 334 2.58% 18 1.58% 11
San Bernardino 48.54% 2,818 47.20% 2,740 4.25% 247 1.34% 78
Alpine 49.38% 40 48.15% 39 2.47% 2 1.23% 1
Calaveras 49.92% 1,541 49.17% 1,518 0.91% 28 0.75% 23
San Francisco 49.20% 31,041 48.58% 30,649 2.21% 1,396 0.62% 392
Santa Cruz 48.24% 1,969 48.02% 1,960 3.75% 153 0.22% 9
San Joaquin 48.83% 3,500 48.83% 3,500 2.33% 167 0.00% 0
Mendocino 48.92% 2,093 49.56% 2,120 1.52% 65 -0.63% -27
Butte 48.31% 2,075 49.36% 2,120 2.33% 100 -1.05% -45
Sacramento 47.68% 4,600 50.07% 4,831 2.25% 217 -2.39% -231
San Diego 46.86% 3,631 50.44% 3,908 2.70% 209 -3.58% -277
Trinity 46.44% 502 50.42% 545 3.15% 34 -3.98% -43
Monterey 45.82% 1,878 52.43% 2,149 1.76% 72 -6.61% -271
Siskiyou 44.98% 1,473 52.64% 1,724 2.38% 78 -7.66% -251
Tehama 45.39% 969 53.16% 1,135 1.45% 31 -7.78% -166
Yolo 44.84% 1,485 52.93% 1,753 2.23% 74 -8.09% -268
Nevada 44.76% 1,985 53.21% 2,360 2.03% 90 -8.46% -375
Mono 44.27% 259 53.85% 315 1.88% 11 -9.57% -56
Amador 44.39% 1,144 54.25% 1,398 1.36% 35 -9.86% -254
San Luis Obispo 43.74% 1,671 53.82% 2,056 2.43% 93 -10.08% -385
Kern 43.80% 1,430 54.00% 1,763 2.21% 72 -10.20% -333
Lassen 43.66% 420 54.89% 528 1.46% 14 -11.23% -108
Kings 43.06% 673 55.15% 862 1.79% 28 -12.09% -189
San Benito 42.48% 729 55.71% 956 1.81% 31 -13.23% -227
Stanislaus 40.92% 1,007 56.81% 1,398 2.28% 56 -15.89% -391
Fresno 40.22% 2,686 56.75% 3,790 3.04% 203 -16.53% -1,104
Mariposa 39.68% 563 58.42% 829 1.90% 27 -18.75% -266
El Dorado 39.54% 1,130 58.57% 1,674 1.89% 54 -19.03% -544
Lake 38.00% 546 59.43% 854 2.57% 37 -21.43% -308
Tuolumne 38.06% 834 59.70% 1,308 2.24% 49 -21.63% -474
Shasta 37.55% 1,210 60.09% 1,936 2.36% 76 -22.53% -726
Madera 37.32% 452 61.02% 739 1.65% 20 -23.70% -287
Merced 36.24% 653 61.99% 1,117 1.78% 32 -25.75% -464
Glenn 36.54% 479 62.93% 825 0.53% 7 -26.39% -346
Inyo 34.01% 286 63.26% 532 2.73% 23 -29.25% -246
Tulare 33.80% 1,410 64.07% 2,673 2.13% 89 -30.27% -1,263
Modoc 33.00% 300 64.69% 588 2.31% 21 -31.68% -288
Colusa 30.86% 581 66.38% 1,250 2.76% 52 -35.53% -669

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.