1884 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1884

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Nominee Grover Cleveland James Blaine
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New York Maine
Running mate Thomas Hendricks John A. Logan
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 94,667 48,603
Percentage 65.92% 33.84%

President before election

Chester A. Arthur
Republican

Elected President

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

The 1884 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 4, 1884, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Background[edit]

With the exception of a handful of historically Unionist North Georgia counties – chiefly Fannin but also to a lesser extent Pickens, Gilmer and Towns – Georgia since the 1880s had been a one-party state dominated by the Democratic Party. Disfranchisement of almost all African-Americans and most poor whites had made the Republican Party virtually nonexistent outside of local governments in those few hill counties, and the national Democratic Party served as the guardian of white supremacy against a Republican Party historically associated with memories of Reconstruction. The only competitive elections were Democratic primaries, which state laws restricted to whites on the grounds of the Democratic Party being legally a private club.[1]

Vote[edit]

The Cleveland/Hendricks ticket carried the state of Georgia on election day.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1884 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Grover Cleveland 94,667 65.92% 12
Republican James Blaine 48,603 33.84% 0
Prohibition John St. John 195 0.14% 0
Greenback Benjamin Butler 145 0.10% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Springer, Melanie Jean; How the States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions and Voter Turnout, 1920-2000, p. 155 ISBN 022611435X
  2. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1884 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia

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