Missouri gubernatorial election, 1896

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1896
Missouri
1892 ←
November 3, 1896
→ 1900

  Lon Vest Stephens.JPG
Nominee Lon Vest Stephens Robert E. Lewis
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 351,062 307,729
Percentage 52.88% 46.35%

Governor before election

William J. Stone
Democratic

Elected Governor

Lon Vest Stephens
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1896 was Missouri's twenty-fourth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 3, 1896 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, State Treasurer of Missouri Lon Vest Stephens, over the Republican candidate Robert E. Lewis, Prohibition candidate Herman Preston Faris, National Democratic candidate J. McDowell Trimble and Socialist Labor candidate Louis C. Fry.

Results[edit]

1896 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Lon Vest Stephens 351,062 52.88 +2.90
Republican Robert E. Lewis 307,729 46.35 +2.85
Prohibition Herman Preston Faris 2,588 0.39 -0.24
National Democratic J. McDowell Trimble 1,809 0.27 +0.27
Socialist Labor Louis C. Fry 757 0.11 +0.11
Majority 43,333 6.53 +1.05
Turnout 663,945 24.78
Democratic hold Swing

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