1896 United States presidential election in North Carolina
|Elections in North Carolina|
The 1896 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 3, 1896. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1896 United States presidential election. North Carolina voters chose eleven electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.
North Carolina was won by the Democratic nominees, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Arthur Sewall of Maine. Five electors cast their Vice Presidential ballots for Thomas E. Watson.
As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion Northampton County has voted for a Republican presidential candidate, which stands as the second-longest Democratic streak in the nation.[note 1]
|United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1896|
|Democratic||William Jennings Bryan||174,408||52.64%||11|
|National Democratic||John M. Palmer||578||0.17%||0|
|National Prohibition||Charles Bentley||222||0.07%||0|
- Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 265-271 ISBN 0786422173
- Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – North Carolina