United States presidential election in California, 1896

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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]

United States presidential election in California, 1896[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 7,554 2.50% 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 McKinley Votes Bryan Votes Others Votes
Marin 61.41 1,448 37.07 874 1.53 36
San Mateo 61.10 1,607 37.53 987 1.37 36
Alameda 60.43 13,429 37.77 8,394 1.80 400
Napa 57.03 2,032 41.31 1,472 1.66 59
Sierra 56.61 707 42.19 527 1.20 15
Contra Costa 56.10 1,834 42.25 1,381 1.65 54
Humboldt 55.37 3,142 43.44 2,465 1.20 68
Yuba 53.82 1,204 44.30 991 1.88 42
Santa Clara 53.51 6,315 43.99 5,191 2.50 295
Plumas 53.47 678 45.35 575 1.18 15
Solano 53.19 2,702 44.96 2,284 1.85 94
Riverside 53.06 2,063 43.31 1,684 3.63 141
Sutter 51.89 796 46.48 713 1.63 25
Sonoma 51.86 4,053 46.00 3,595 2.15 168
Placer 51.41 1,890 46.82 1,721 1.77 65
Orange 51.06 1,932 45.24 1,712 3.70 140
Ventura 50.41 1,553 47.55 1,465 2.04 63
Calaveras 49.92 1,541 49.17 1,518 0.91 28
Los Angeles 49.62 16,891 47.13 16,043 3.25 1,108
Del Norte 49.50 345 47.92 334 2.58 18
Santa Barbara 49.48 2,004 47.31 1,916 3.21 130
Alpine 49.38 40 48.15 39 2.47 2
San Francisco 49.20 31,041 48.58 30,649 2.21 1,396
Mendocino 48.92 2,093 49.56 2,120 1.52 65
San Joaquin 48.83 3,500 48.83 3,500 2.33 167
San Bernardino 48.54 2,818 47.20 2,740 4.25 247
Butte 48.31 2,075 49.36 2,120 2.33 100
Santa Cruz 48.24 1,969 48.02 1,960 3.75 153
Sacramento 47.68 4,600 50.07 4,831 2.25 217
San Diego 46.86 3,631 50.44 3,908 2.70 209
Trinity 46.44 502 50.42 545 3.15 34
Monterey 45.82 1,878 52.43 2,149 1.76 72
Tehama 45.39 969 53.16 1,135 1.45 31
Siskiyou 44.98 1,473 52.64 1,724 2.38 78
Yolo 44.84 1,485 52.93 1,753 2.23 74
Nevada 44.76 1,985 53.21 2,360 2.03 90
Amador 44.39 1,144 54.25 1,398 1.36 35
Mono 44.27 259 53.85 315 1.88 11
Kern 43.80 1,430 54.00 1,763 2.21 72
San Luis Obispo 43.74 1,671 53.82 2,056 2.43 93
Lassen 43.66 420 54.89 528 1.46 14
Kings 43.06 673 55.15 862 1.79 28
San Benito 42.48 729 55.71 956 1.81 31
Stanislaus 40.92 1,007 56.81 1,398 2.28 56
Fresno 40.22 2,686 56.75 3,790 3.04 203
Mariposa 39.68 563 58.42 829 1.90 27
El Dorado 39.54 1,130 58.57 1,674 1.89 54
Tuolumne 38.06 834 59.70 1,308 2.24 49
Lake 38.00 546 59.43 854 2.57 37
Shasta 37.55 1,210 60.09 1,936 2.36 76
Madera 37.32 452 61.02 739 1.65 20
Glenn 36.54 479 62.93 825 0.53 7
Merced 36.24 653 61.99 1,117 1.78 32
Inyo 34.01 286 63.26 532 2.73 23
Tulare 33.80 1,410 64.07 2,673 2.13 89
Modoc 33.00 300 64.69 588 2.31 21
Colusa 30.86 581 66.38 1,250 2.76 52

References[edit]

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