United States presidential election in New York, 1896

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United States presidential election in New York, 1896

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  Mckinley.jpg William Jennings Bryan 2.jpg
Nominee William McKinley William J. Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Garret Hobart Arthur Sewall
Electoral vote 36 0
Popular vote 819,838 551,369
Percentage 57.58% 38.72%

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County Results
  Bryan—50-60%
  McKinley—50-60%
  McKinley—60-70%
  McKinley—70-80%

President before election

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

Elected President

William McKinley
Republican

The 1896 United States presidential election in New York took place on November 3, 1896. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1896 United States presidential election. New York voters chose 36 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New York was won by the Republican nominees, former Governor William McKinley of Ohio and his running mate corporate lawyer Garret Hobart of New Jersey. McKinley and Hobart defeated the Democratic nominees, former Congressman William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate industrialist Arthur Sewall of Maine. Bryan also ran and received votes on the Populist Party line, with running mate Congressman Thomas E. Watson of Georgia.

Also in the running was the National Democratic Party (Gold Democrat) candidate, John M. Palmer of Illinois, who ran with former Governor of Kentucky Simon Bolivar Buckner on a platform advocating for the gold standard.

McKinley carried New York State with 57.58 percent of the vote to Bryan’s 38.72 percent, a victory margin of 18.85%. Palmer came in a distant third, with 1.33%.

New York weighed in for this election as about fourteen percent more Republican than the national average.

Bryan, running on a platform of free silver, appealed strongly to Western miners and farmers in the 1896 election, but held little appeal in the Northeastern United States. Consequently, he performed especially weakly for a Democrat in New York, losing every county in the state except for Schoharie County upstate. This included New York City, where McKinley outpolled Bryan by about sixty thousand votes. McKinley would lose New York City to Bryan in their 1900 rematch four years later, and New York City would not vote Republican again until 1920.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in New York, 1896[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William McKinley 819,838 57.58% 36
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 551,369 38.72% 0
National Democratic John M. Palmer 18,950 1.33% 0
Socialist Labor Charles H. Matchett 17,667 1.24% 0
Prohibition Joshua Levering 16,052 1.13% 0
Totals 1,423,876 100.0% 36

Results by county[edit]

County McKinley# McKinley% Bryan# Bryan% Others# Others% Total votes cast[2]
Albany 22,263 54.52% 17,818 43.64% 753 1.84% 40,834
Allegany 7,079 61.51% 3,895 33.85% 534 4.64% 11,508
Broome 10,630 63.75% 5,461 32.75% 583 3.50% 16,674
Cattaraugus 9,337 58.76% 6,088 38.32% 464 2.92% 15,889
Cayuga 10,024 61.38% 5,846 35.80% 460 2.82% 16,330
Chautauqua 14,325 66.61% 6,581 30.60% 601 2.79% 21,507
Chemung 7,926 58.34% 5,259 38.71% 401 2.95% 13,586
Chenango 6,338 59.09% 3,973 37.04% 415 3.87% 10,726
Clinton 6,005 65.35% 3,074 33.45% 110 1.20% 9,189
Columbia 6,654 58.46% 4,373 38.42% 355 3.12% 11,382
Cortland 4,939 63.39% 2,574 33.04% 278 3.57% 7,791
Delaware 7,790 61.75% 4,450 35.28% 375 2.97% 12,615
Dutchess 12,127 62.44% 6,634 34.16% 661 3.40% 19,422
Erie 45,612 58.57% 30,172 38.74% 2,095 2.69% 77,879
Essex 5,356 74.24% 1,760 24.40% 98 1.36% 7,214
Franklin 6,118 69.29% 2,490 28.20% 221 2.50% 8,829
Fulton/Hamilton[3][a] 7,704 63.44% 3,849 31.70% 590 4.86% 12,143
Genesee 5,190 61.50% 3,004 35.60% 245 2.90% 8,439
Greene 4,540 53.46% 3,688 43.43% 264 3.11% 8,492
Herkimer 8,096 59.77% 5,027 37.11% 422 3.12% 13,545
Jefferson 11,411 60.88% 6,644 35.45% 689 3.68% 18,744
Kings 109,135 56.35% 76,882 39.70% 7,659 3.95% 193,676
Lewis 4,461 58.70% 3,042 40.03% 97 1.28% 7,600
Livingston 5,608 56.72% 3,877 39.21% 402 4.07% 9,887
Madison 7,174 63.37% 3,673 32.44% 474 4.19% 11,321
Monroe 26,288 58.66% 17,158 38.28% 1,372 3.06% 44,818
Montgomery 7,082 58.39% 4,759 39.24% 288 2.37% 12,129
New York 156,359 50.73% 135,624 44.00% 16,249 5.27% 308,232
Niagara 8,626 55.69% 6,441 41.58% 423 2.73% 15,490
Oneida 18,855 60.81% 11,003 35.49% 1,149 3.71% 31,007
Onondaga 25,032 62.36% 13,695 34.12% 1,414 3.52% 40,141
Ontario 7,506 56.30% 5,485 41.14% 341 2.56% 13,332
Orange 14,086 59.52% 8,971 37.91% 610 2.58% 23,667
Orleans 4,664 58.97% 2,993 37.84% 252 3.19% 7,909
Oswego 11,411 62.81% 6,401 35.23% 356 1.96% 18,168
Otsego 8,161 56.37% 5,820 40.20% 496 3.43% 14,477
Putnam 2,364 67.64% 1,027 29.38% 104 2.98% 3,495
Queens 18,694 58.03% 11,980 37.19% 1,539 4.78% 32,213
Rensselaer 17,221 55.71% 13,119 42.44% 574 1.86% 30,914
Richmond 6,170 55.10% 4,452 39.76% 576 5.14% 11,198
Rockland 4,336 56.95% 3,002 39.43% 276 3.62% 7,614
St. Lawrence 15,287 70.97% 5,749 26.69% 505 2.34% 21,541
Saratoga 9,638 63.57% 4,987 32.89% 536 3.54% 15,161
Schenectady 4,903 55.05% 3,711 41.66% 293 3.29% 8,907
Schoharie 3,838 46.58% 4,203 51.01% 199 2.42% 8,240
Schuyler 2,692 59.89% 1,619 36.02% 184 4.09% 4,495
Seneca 3,853 53.53% 3,213 44.64% 132 1.83% 7,198
Steuben 12,958 59.65% 7,971 36.70% 793 3.65% 21,722
Suffolk 9,388 66.60% 3,872 27.47% 837 5.94% 14,097
Sullivan 4,589 58.35% 3,073 39.08% 202 2.57% 7,864
Tioga 4,849 61.06% 2,824 35.56% 268 3.37% 7,941
Tompkins 5,342 58.07% 3,506 38.11% 352 3.83% 9,200
Ulster 11,100 56.31% 8,140 41.30% 471 2.39% 19,711
Warren 4,685 65.51% 2,269 31.73% 198 2.77% 7,152
Washington 8,139 69.12% 3,239 27.51% 397 3.37% 11,775
Wayne 8,039 63.81% 4,254 33.77% 305 2.42% 12,598
Westchester 19,337 59.62% 11,752 36.23% 1,345 4.15% 32,434
Wyoming 4,967 62.28% 2,706 33.93% 302 3.79% 7,975
Yates 3,370 59.86% 2,086 37.05% 174 3.09% 5,630
Totals 819,671 57.57% 551,238 38.72% 52,758 3.71% 1,423,667

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1896 Presidential Election Results - New York". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  2. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 275-280 ISBN 9780804716963
  3. ^ Robinson; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, p. 390

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Returns for Hamilton County were not separated from those for Fulton county when the 1896 election was compiled.