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Twenty-seventh American presidential election of 1892

1892 election map

Cg-realms (current)AndyHogan14 (original), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Date

The 1892 election took place on Tuesday, November 8, 1892.

Candidates
  • Republican party
  • Democratic party
  • People's party
  • Final tickets

  • Republican party
  • Democratic party
  • People's "Populist" party
  • Campaining & major issues

    Benjamin Harrison's first term as president did not go so well. The economy was beginning to fall and was hurt due to the high tariffs of the Harrison administration. Americans began to realize that Grover Cleveland's policies may have been better, and Cleveland was brought back to the political scene. An interesting fact is that Cleveland's first lady, Frances, told the White House when they left in 1889, to keep the place clean, as they would return. Would they be right? Well, there was one more force in this election that made it special. The populist movement had grown in 1892, and it all formed into a new political party called the "People's Party", also known as the Populists. The party was pro-worker, believing in more working regulations and fixed income taxes for workers. Though they were unlikely to win, they were still a big force to be reckened with.

    Electoral college & turn-out

    With six new states, the electoral college grew to 444 electors; 223 needed to win. This would be the greatest increase of states in an election ever (unless you count the first election of 1788-1789). 12,068,037 people voted in this election.

    Results

  • First place (winner): Grover Cleveland & Adlei Stevenson
  • Second place: Benjamin Harrison & Whitelaw Reid
  • Third place: James Weaver & James Field
  • 2.46% of the popular vote went to other candidates.
  • Other attributions (listed from top to bottom)

    See page for author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Beckerman Brothers., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    See page for author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


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