1896 United States presidential election in New York

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1896 United States presidential election in New York
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  1892 November 3, 1896 1900  
Turnout84.3% [1] Decrease2.svg 2.0 pp
  William McKinley by Courtney Art Studio, 1896.jpg William Jennings Bryan 2.jpg
Nominee William McKinley William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Garret Hobart Arthur Sewall
Electoral vote360
Popular vote819,838551,369
Percentage57.58%38.72%

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County Results

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. Voters chose 36 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Contents

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% of the vote to Bryan’s 38.72%, 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 had little appeal in Northeastern states like New York. 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 60,000 votes. McKinley would lose New York City to Bryan in their 1900 rematch four years later and Bryan would later win the city again against William Howard Taft in 1908. New York City would not vote Republican again until Warren Harding won it in 1920.

This election would begin the Fourth Party System, which would last from 1896 to 1928 and where New York would become a reliably Republican state in nearly all of the presidential elections during that era barring 1912.

Results

1896 United States presidential election in New York [2]
PartyCandidateVotesPercentageElectoral votes
Republican William McKinley 819,83857.58%36
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 551,36938.72%0
National Democratic John M. Palmer 18,9501.33%0
Socialist Labor Charles H. Matchett 17,6671.24%0
Prohibition Joshua Levering 16,0521.13%0
Totals1,423,876100.0%36

Results by county

CountyWilliam McKinley
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
John McAuley Palmer [3]
National Democratic
Charles Horatio Matchett [3]
Socialist Labor
Joshua Levering [3]
Prohibition
MarginTotal votes cast [4]
#%#%#%#%#%#%
Albany 22,26354.52%17,81843.64%3590.88%1870.46%2070.51%4,44510.89%40,834
Allegany 7,07961.51%3,89533.85%830.72%40.03%4473.88%3,18427.67%11,508
Broome 10,63063.75%5,46132.75%1280.77%90.05%4462.67%5,16931.00%16,674
Cattaraugus 9,33758.76%6,08838.32%900.57%120.08%3622.28%3,24920.45%15,889
Cayuga 10,02461.38%5,84635.80%1430.88%300.18%2871.76%4,17825.58%16,330
Chautauqua 14,32566.61%6,58130.60%1350.63%170.08%4492.09%7,74436.01%21,507
Chemung 7,92658.34%5,25938.71%920.68%190.14%2902.13%2,66719.63%13,586
Chenango 6,33859.09%3,97337.04%1040.97%140.13%2972.77%2,36522.05%10,726
Clinton 6,00565.35%3,07433.45%540.59%120.13%440.48%2,93131.90%9,189
Columbia 6,65458.46%4,37338.42%1771.56%30.03%1751.54%2,28120.04%11,382
Cortland 4,93963.39%2,57433.04%550.71%10.01%2222.85%2,36530.36%7,791
Delaware 7,79061.75%4,45035.28%940.75%90.07%2722.16%3,34026.48%12,615
Dutchess 12,12762.44%6,63434.16%2441.26%300.15%3871.99%5,49328.28%19,422
Erie 45,61258.57%30,17238.74%1,1241.44%5080.65%4630.59%15,44019.83%77,879
Essex 5,35674.24%1,76024.40%560.78%40.06%380.53%3,59649.85%7,214
Franklin 6,11869.29%2,49028.20%640.72%140.16%1431.62%3,62841.09%8,829
Fulton/Hamilton [5] [lower-alpha 1] 7,70463.44%3,84931.70%1271.05%730.60%3903.21%3,85531.75%12,143
Genesee 5,19061.50%3,00435.60%550.65%90.11%1812.14%2,18625.90%8,439
Greene 4,54053.46%3,68843.43%881.04%180.21%1581.86%85210.03%8,492
Herkimer 8,09659.77%5,02737.11%1511.11%100.07%2611.93%3,06922.66%13,545
Jefferson 11,41160.88%6,64435.45%1760.94%60.03%5072.70%4,76725.43%18,744
Kings 109,13556.35%76,88239.70%3,7151.92%3,4811.80%4630.24%32,25316.65%193,676
Lewis 4,46158.70%3,04240.03%510.67%50.07%881.15%1,41918.56%7,600
Livingston 5,60856.72%3,87739.21%730.74%40.04%2572.60%1,36013.74%9,887
Madison 7,17463.37%3,67332.44%1060.92%320.28%2682.32%4,00834.63%11,321
Monroe 26,28858.66%17,15838.28%3950.88%4661.04%5111.14%9,13020.37%44,818
Montgomery 7,08258.39%4,75939.24%1411.16%360.30%1110.92%2,32319.15%12,129
New York 156,35950.73%135,62444.00%5,5411.80%10,0253.25%6830.22%20,7356.73%308,232
Niagara 8,62655.69%6,44141.58%1430.92%130.08%2671.72%2,18514.11%15,490
Oneida 18,85560.81%11,00335.49%4681.51%1610.52%5201.68%7,85225.32%31,007
Onondaga 25,03262.36%13,69534.12%2960.74%7131.78%4051.01%11,33728.24%40,141
Ontario 7,50656.30%5,48541.14%1260.95%90.07%2061.55%2,02115.16%13,332
Orange 14,08659.52%8,97137.91%2491.05%570.24%3041.28%5,11521.61%23,667
Orleans 4,66458.97%2,99337.84%330.42%60.08%2132.69%1,67121.13%7,909
Oswego 11,41162.81%6,40135.23%950.52%30.02%2581.42%5,01027.58%18,168
Otsego 8,16156.37%5,82040.20%1661.15%90.06%3212.22%2,34116.17%14,477
Putnam 2,36467.64%1,02729.38%531.52%90.26%421.20%1,33738.25%3,495
Queens 18,69458.03%11,98037.19%6331.97%7742.40%1320.41%6,71420.84%32,213
Rensselaer 17,22155.71%13,11942.44%2080.67%920.30%2740.89%4,10213.27%30,914
Richmond 6,17055.10%4,45239.76%2932.62%1381.23%1451.29%1,71815.34%11,198
Rockland 4,33656.95%3,00239.43%1562.05%110.14%1091.43%1,33417.52%7,614
Saratoga 9,63863.57%4,98732.89%1571.04%170.11%3622.39%4,65130.68%15,161
Schenectady 4,90355.05%3,71141.66%1031.16%750.84%1151.29%1,19213.38%8,907
Schoharie 3,83846.58%4,20351.01%600.73%40.05%1351.64%-365-4.43%8,240
Schuyler 2,69259.89%1,61936.02%370.82%10.02%1463.25%1,07323.87%4,495
Seneca 3,85353.53%3,21344.64%540.75%30.04%751.04%6408.89%7,198
St. Lawrence 15,28770.97%5,74926.69%1230.57%50.02%3771.75%9,53844.28%21,541
Steuben 12,95859.65%7,97136.70%1180.55%180.08%6573.04%4,88722.60%21,722
Suffolk 9,38866.60%3,87227.47%3672.60%610.43%4092.90%5,51639.13%14,097
Sullivan 4,58958.35%3,07339.08%861.09%100.13%1061.35%1,51619.28%7,864
Tioga 4,84961.06%2,82435.56%400.50%40.05%2242.82%2,02525.50%7,941
Tompkins 5,34258.07%3,50638.11%1031.12%90.10%2402.61%1,83619.96%9,200
Ulster 11,10056.31%8,14041.30%1430.73%120.06%3161.60%2,96015.02%19,711
Warren 4,68565.51%2,26931.73%690.96%70.10%1221.71%2,41633.78%7,152
Washington 8,13969.12%3,23927.51%1331.13%40.03%2602.21%4,90041.61%11,775
Wayne 8,03963.81%4,25433.77%770.61%80.06%2201.75%3,78530.04%12,598
Westchester 19,33759.62%11,75236.23%6431.98%3881.20%3140.97%7,58523.39%32,434
Wyoming 4,96762.28%2,70633.93%670.84%50.06%2302.88%2,26128.35%7,975
Yates 3,37059.86%2,08637.05%300.53%30.05%1412.50%1,28422.81%5,630
Totals819,67157.57%551,23838.72%18,9501.33%17,6671.24%16,0521.13%268,46918.85%1,423,667

See also

Notes

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

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