1892 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1892

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Nominee Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison James B. Weaver
Party Democratic Republican Populist
Home state New York Indiana Iowa
Running mate Adlai Stevenson I Whitelaw Reid James G. Field
Electoral vote 13 0 0
Popular vote 129,446 48,408 41,939
Percentage 58.01% 21.70% 18.80%

President before election

Benjamin Harrison
Republican

Elected President

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

The 1892 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 8, 1892, 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

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

The Cleveland/Stevenson ticket carried the state of Georgia on election day.

Results

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1892 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Grover Cleveland 129,446 58.01% 13
Republican Benjamin Harrison 48,408 21.70% 0
People's James B. Weaver 41,939 18.80% 0
Write-ins Scattered 2,345 1.05% 0
Prohibition John Bidwell 988 0.44% 0

References

  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; 1892 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia

Notes

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