1904 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1904

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Nominee Alton Parker Theodore Roosevelt Thomas E. Watson
Party Democratic Republican Populist
Home state New York New York Georgia
Running mate Henry G. Davis Charles W. Fairbanks Thomas Tibbles
Electoral vote 13 0 0
Popular vote 83,466 24,004 22,635
Percentage 63.72% 18.33% 17.28%

President before election

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

Elected President

Theodore Roosevelt
Republican

The 1904 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 8, 1904, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose thirteen 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 Parker/Davis ticket easily carried the state of Georgia on election day.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1904 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Alton Parker 83,466 63.72% 13
Republican Theodore Roosevelt 24,004 18.33% 0
People's Thomas E. Watson 22,635 17.28% 0
Prohibition Silas Swallow 685 0.52% 0
Socialist Eugene Debs 196 0.15% 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; 1904 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia

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