1896 United States presidential election in Arkansas

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United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1896

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  WilliamJBryan1902.png William McKinley by Courtney Art Studio, 1896.jpg
Nominee William J. Bryan William McKinley
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate Arthur Sewall Garret Hobart
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 110,103 37,512
Percentage 73.72% 25.12%

President before election

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

Elected President

William McKinley
Republican

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

This election marks the establishment of one-party hegemony in every county in Arkansas except Unionist Ozark Newton and Searcy where Republicans would control local government permanently.[1] The new secret ballot and an onerous poll tax had already severely reduced black and poor white voting at the time of this election,[2] in the process largely eliminating opposition party challenges.

Arkansas was won by the Democratic nominees, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Arthur Sewall of Maine. Three electors cast their Vice Presidential ballots for Thomas E. Watson.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Arkansas, 1896[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 110,103 73.72% 8
Republican William McKinley 37,512 25.12% 0
National Prohibition Charles Bentley 893 0.60% 0
Prohibition Joshua Levering 839 0.56% 0
Totals 149,347 100.00% 8
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

William Jennings Bryan
Democratic/Populist
William McKinley
Republican
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[4]
County # % # % # % # % #
Arkansas 1,175 67.45% 550 31.57% 17 0.98% 625 35.88% 1,742
Ashley 1,760 78.05% 405 17.96% 90 3.99% 1,355 60.09% 2,255
Baxter 980 78.78% 262 21.06% 2 0.16% 718 57.72% 1,244
Benton 3,548 83.15% 685 16.05% 34 0.80% 2,863 67.10% 4,267
Boone 1,730 74.50% 573 24.68% 19 0.82% 1,157 49.83% 2,322
Bradley 976 83.70% 185 15.87% 5 0.43% 791 67.84% 1,166
Calhoun 910 80.53% 216 19.12% 4 0.35% 694 61.42% 1,130
Carroll 1,790 66.08% 875 32.30% 44 1.62% 915 33.78% 2,709
Chicot 418 55.00% 258 33.95% 84 11.05% 160 21.05% 760
Clark 1,910 67.61% 833 29.49% 82 2.90% 1,077 38.12% 2,825
Clay 1,537 75.57% 475 23.35% 22 1.08% 1,062 52.21% 2,034
Cleburne 1,047 89.79% 108 9.26% 11 0.94% 939 80.53% 1,166
Cleveland 1,269 83.71% 231 15.24% 16 1.06% 1,038 68.47% 1,516
Columbia 2,159 79.76% 537 19.84% 11 0.41% 1,622 59.92% 2,707
Conway 2,255 76.99% 656 22.40% 18 0.61% 1,599 54.59% 2,929
Craighead 1,890 84.98% 329 14.79% 5 0.22% 1,561 70.19% 2,224
Crawford 1,870 58.46% 1,311 40.98% 18 0.56% 559 17.47% 3,199
Crittenden 625 69.99% 258 28.89% 10 1.12% 367 41.10% 893
Cross 908 80.14% 224 19.77% 1 0.09% 684 60.37% 1,133
Dallas 1,032 67.98% 479 31.55% 7 0.46% 553 36.43% 1,518
Desha 396 55.31% 290 40.50% 30 4.19% 106 14.80% 716
Drew 1,754 74.07% 603 25.46% 11 0.46% 1,151 48.61% 2,368
Faulkner 2,044 75.31% 556 20.49% 114 4.20% 1,488 54.83% 2,714
Franklin 1,746 78.19% 424 18.99% 63 2.82% 1,322 59.20% 2,233
Fulton 1,259 78.93% 333 20.88% 3 0.19% 926 58.06% 1,595
Garland 1,465 65.29% 703 31.33% 76 3.39% 762 33.96% 2,244
Grant 801 86.04% 125 13.43% 5 0.54% 676 72.61% 931
Greene 1,627 85.63% 262 13.79% 11 0.58% 1,365 71.84% 1,900
Hempstead 1,832 59.79% 1,203 39.26% 29 0.95% 629 20.53% 3,064
Hot Spring 1,331 80.96% 292 17.76% 21 1.28% 1,039 63.20% 1,644
Howard 1,392 82.42% 294 17.41% 3 0.18% 1,098 65.01% 1,689
Independence 2,089 78.06% 567 21.19% 20 0.75% 1,522 56.88% 2,676
Izard 1,507 82.98% 285 15.69% 24 1.32% 1,222 67.29% 1,816
Jackson 1,585 72.64% 588 26.95% 9 0.41% 997 45.69% 2,182
Jefferson 1,653 60.11% 1,050 38.18% 47 1.71% 603 21.93% 2,750
Johnson 1,831 78.55% 491 21.06% 9 0.39% 1,340 57.49% 2,331
Lafayette 608 58.69% 423 40.83% 5 0.48% 185 17.86% 1,036
Lawrence 1,679 81.78% 337 16.42% 37 1.80% 1,342 65.37% 2,053
Lee 1,946 88.41% 213 9.68% 42 1.91% 1,733 78.74% 2,201
Lincoln 1,026 81.11% 236 18.66% 3 0.24% 790 62.45% 1,265
Little River 852 74.80% 273 23.97% 14 1.23% 579 50.83% 1,139
Logan 1,786 65.16% 946 34.51% 9 0.33% 840 30.65% 2,741
Lonoke 2,300 83.27% 437 15.82% 25 0.91% 1,863 67.45% 2,762
Madison 1,689 56.64% 1,260 42.25% 33 1.11% 429 14.39% 2,982
Marion 1,212 76.90% 336 21.32% 28 1.78% 876 55.58% 1,576
Miller 1,073 65.07% 565 34.26% 11 0.67% 508 30.81% 1,649
Mississippi 815 82.74% 168 17.06% 2 0.20% 647 65.69% 985
Monroe 1,019 64.01% 436 27.39% 137 8.61% 583 36.62% 1,592
Montgomery 1,008 82.08% 220 17.92% 0 0.00% 788 64.17% 1,228
Nevada 1,669 77.66% 469 21.82% 11 0.51% 1,200 55.84% 2,149
Newton 659 46.94% 733 52.21% 12 0.85% -74 -5.27% 1,404
Ouachita 1,366 56.77% 1,029 42.77% 11 0.46% 337 14.01% 2,406
Perry 678 75.25% 217 24.08% 6 0.67% 461 51.17% 901
Phillips 1,085 54.85% 815 41.20% 78 3.94% 270 13.65% 1,978
Pike 864 78.69% 231 21.04% 3 0.27% 633 57.65% 1,098
Poinsett 572 80.34% 130 18.26% 10 1.40% 442 62.08% 712
Polk 1,004 94.10% 51 4.78% 12 1.12% 953 89.32% 1,067
Pope 2,315 74.75% 762 24.60% 20 0.65% 1,553 50.15% 3,097
Prairie 1,145 64.22% 633 35.50% 5 0.28% 512 28.72% 1,783
Pulaski 3,021 61.73% 1,754 35.84% 119 2.43% 1,267 25.89% 4,894
Randolph 1,915 86.03% 307 13.79% 4 0.18% 1,608 72.24% 2,226
St. Francis 1,087 70.13% 455 29.35% 8 0.52% 632 40.77% 1,550
Saline 1,417 84.00% 268 15.89% 2 0.12% 1,149 68.11% 1,687
Scott 1,260 80.72% 264 16.91% 37 2.37% 996 63.81% 1,561
Searcy 615 45.35% 737 54.35% 4 0.29% -122 -9.00% 1,356
Sebastian 2,622 71.64% 1,009 27.57% 29 0.79% 1,613 44.07% 3,660
Sevier 1,166 86.82% 170 12.66% 7 0.52% 996 74.16% 1,343
Sharp 1,383 85.58% 230 14.23% 3 0.19% 1,153 71.35% 1,616
Stone 728 80.26% 172 18.96% 7 0.77% 556 61.30% 907
Union 1,749 89.37% 148 7.56% 60 3.07% 1,601 81.81% 1,957
Van Buren 846 67.90% 374 30.02% 26 2.09% 472 37.88% 1,246
Washington 3,208 72.17% 1,197 26.93% 40 0.90% 2,011 45.24% 4,445
White 2,876 83.12% 559 16.16% 25 0.72% 2,317 66.97% 3,460
Woodruff 1,478 70.15% 620 29.43% 9 0.43% 858 40.72% 2,107
Yell 2,261 73.29% 812 26.32% 12 0.39% 1,449 46.97% 3,085
Totals 110,103 73.65% 37,512 25.09% 1,881 1.26% 72,591 48.56% 149,496

References[edit]

  1. ^ See Urwin, Cathy Kunzinger; Agenda for Reform: Winthrop Rockefeller as Governor of Arkansas, 1967-71, p. 32 ISBN 1557282005
  2. ^ Perman, Michael; Struggle for Mastery: Disfranchisement in the South, 1888-1908, p. 65 ISBN 0807860255
  3. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Arkansas
  4. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 139-145 ISBN 9780804716963

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