1896 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1896

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Nominee William McKinley William J. Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Garret Hobart Arthur Sewall
Electoral vote 12 1
Popular vote 218,171 217,894
Percentage 48.93% 48.86%

President before election

Grover Cleveland

Elected President

William McKinley

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

Kentucky was won by the Republican nominees, former Ohio Governor William McKinley and his running mate Garret Hobart of New Jersey.

This was the first time that a Republican candidate carried the state.


United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1896[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William McKinley 218,171 48.93% 12
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 217,894 48.86% 1
National Democratic John M. Palmer 5,084 1.14% 0
Prohibition Joshua Levering 4,779 1.07% 0
Totals 445,928 100.00% 13
Voter turnout


  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Kentucky