1900 United States presidential election in Missouri

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United States presidential election in Missouri, 1900

← 1896 November 6, 1900 1904 →
  William Jennings Bryan 2.jpg William McKinley by Courtney Art Studio, 1896.jpg
Nominee William J. Bryan William McKinley
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate Adlai E. Stevenson Theodore Roosevelt
Electoral vote 17 0
Popular vote 351,922 314,092
Percentage 51.5% 45.9%

Missouri Presidential Election Results by County, 1900.svg
Results by County

President before election

William McKinley

Elected President

William McKinley

The 1900 United States presidential election in Missouri took place on November 6, 1900. Missouri voters chose 17 electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Republican President William McKinley against Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan.

Missouri voted for Democrat William Jennings Bryan, giving him 51.48% of the vote versus Republican William McKinley's 45.94%, a victory margin of 5.53%. While losing Missouri, McKinley nevertheless won the national election by a 6.13% margin.

Notably, this was one of only two occasions in the 20th century that Missouri voted for a losing presidential candidate, the state often considered a political bellwether in that period. Between 1904 and 2004, Missouri voted for the eventual winner in every presidential election except for 1956. However that reputation began to fade after voting for losing Republican candidates for two elections in a row in 2008 and 2012.

Presidential Candidate Running Mate Party Electoral Vote (EV) Popular Vote (PV)
William Jennings Bryan Adlai E. Stevenson Democrat 17[1] 351,922 51.48%
William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt Republican 0 314,092 45.94%
Eugene Debs Job Harriman Social Democratic Party 0 6,139 0.90%
John Woolley Henry Metcalf Prohibition Party 0 5,965 0.87%
Wharton Barker Ignatius Donnelly Progressive People's Party 0 4,244 0.62%
Joseph Malloney Valentine Remmel Socialist Labor Party 0 1,294 0.19%

Statewide winner in bold. See main article : U.S. presidential election, 1900.