1896 United States presidential election in Nevada

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United States presidential election in Nevada, 1896

← 1892 November 3, 1896 1900 →
  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 3 0
Popular vote 8,376 1,938
Percentage 81.21% 18.79%

President before election

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

Elected President

William McKinley
Republican

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

Nevada was won by the Democratic nominees, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Arthur Sewall of Maine.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Nevada, 1896[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic/Populist William Jennings Bryan 8,376[a] 81.21% 3
Republican William McKinley 1,938 18.79% 0
Totals 10,314 100.00% 3
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

William Jennings Bryan
Democratic/Populist[b]
William McKinley
Republican
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % # % #
Churchill 153 75.36% 3 1.47% 156 76.85% 47 23.15% 109 53.69% 203
Douglas 180 40.90% 85 19.31% 265 60.23% 175 39.77% 90 20.45% 440
Elko 942 82.77% 69 6.06% 1,011 88.84% 127 11.16% 884 77.68% 1,138
Esmeralda 384 82.40% 13 2.79% 397 85.19% 69 14.81% 328 70.39% 466
Eureka 533 92.69% 20 3.48% 553 96.17% 22 3.83% 531 92.35% 575
Humboldt 715 84.41% 34 4.01% 749 88.43% 98 11.57% 651 76.86% 847
Lander 479 90.38% 15 2.83% 494 93.21% 36 6.79% 458 86.42% 530
Lincoln 813 92.70% 34 3.88% 847 96.58% 30 3.42% 817 93.16% 877
Lyon 450 75.63% 32 5.38% 482 81.01% 113 18.99% 369 62.02% 595
Nye 215 89.58% 13 5.42% 228 95.00% 12 5.00% 216 90.00% 240
Ormsby 550 64.71% 16 1.88% 566 66.59% 284 33.41% 282 33.18% 850
Storey 1,075 70.67% 74 4.87% 1,149 75.54% 372 24.46% 777 51.08% 1,521
Washoe 1,010 60.08% 158 9.40% 1,168 69.48% 513 30.52% 655 38.96% 1,681
White Pine 311 88.60% 8 2.28% 319 88.60% 40 11.40% 271 77.21% 351
Totals 7,802 75.64% 574 5.57% 8,376 81.21% 1,938 18.79% 6,438 62.42% 10,314

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bryan vote comprised 7,802 votes on the Democratic ticket and 574 votes on the Populist ticket.
  2. ^ Bryan vote on Democratic line is in left two columns, vote on Populist line in middle two columns, and total vote in two rightmost columns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Nevada
  2. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 268-270 ISBN 9780804716963