1912 Democratic Party presidential primaries

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Democratic Party presidential primaries, 1912

March 19 to June 4, 1912 1916 →
  President Woodrow Wilson portrait December 2 1912.jpg ChampClark.jpg
Candidate Woodrow Wilson Champ Clark
Home state New Jersey Missouri
Contests won 5 5
Popular vote 435,169 405,537
Percentage 44.6% 41.6%

  Jud Harmon.jpg JohnBurke1908.png
Candidate Judson Harmon John Burke
Home state Ohio North Dakota
Contests won 1 1
Popular vote 116,294 9,357
Percentage 11.9% 1.0%

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Previous Democratic nominee

William Jennings Bryan

Democratic nominee

Woodrow Wilson

The 1912 Democratic presidential primaries were the selection process by which voters of the Democratic Party chose its nominee for President of the United States in the 1912 U.S. presidential election.[1] New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson was selected as the nominee through a series of primary elections and caucuses culminating in the 1912 Democratic National Convention held from June 25 to July 2, 1912, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Campaign[edit]

The race was primarily a contest between Woodrow Wilson and Champ Clark. John Burke and Judson Harmon also ran, but they were favorite sons with little appeal outside their home states.

Candidates[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Withdrew During Convention[edit]

Withdrew During Primaries[edit]

Results[edit]

State Date Woodrow Wilson Champ Clark Judson Harmon John Burke
North Dakota March 19 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Wisconsin April 2 55.7% 44.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Illinois April 9 25.7% 74.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Pennsylvania April 13 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Nebraska April 19 27.9% 41.0% 24.3% 0.0%
Oregon April 19 53.0% 43.4% 3.3% 0.0%
Massachusetts April 30 29.9% 68.9% 0.0% 0.0%
Maryland May 6 34.3% 54.4% 11.3% 0.0%
California May 14 28.5% 71.5% 0.0% 0.0%
Ohio May 21 45.7% 1.3% 51.7% 0.0%
New Jersey May 28 98.9% 1.1% 0.0% 0.0%
South Dakota June 4 35.2% 32.0%[notes 1] 0.0% 0.0%
Legend:   1st place
(popular vote)
2nd place
(popular vote)
3rd place
(popular vote)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The pro-Clark vote was split between two slates of delegates. The first one, labeled "Wilson-Clark-Bryan" received 32% while the second one, labeled "Champ Clark" received 20%. Clark's people accused the latter slate of being a scheme to split the vote. Only the votes received by the Wilson-Clark-Bryan slate are included in this total.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections - Google Books". Books.google.com. 2016-02-19. Retrieved 2016-02-19.