1896 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1896

← 1892 November 3, 1896 1900 →
  William McKinley by Courtney Art Studio, 1896.jpg WilliamJBryan1902.png
Nominee William McKinley William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Garret Hobart Arthur Sewall
Electoral vote 32 0
Popular vote 728,300 433,228
Percentage 60.98% 36.27%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1896.svg
County results

President before election

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

Elected President

William McKinley
Republican

The 1896 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 3, 1896. Voters chose 32 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, former Governor of Ohio William McKinley, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative from Nebraska William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won Pennsylvania by a landslide margin of 24.71 percentage points.

Results

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1896[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican William McKinley 728,300 60.98% 32
Democratic William Jennings Bryan 433,228 36.27% 0
Prohibition Joshua Levering 19,274 1.61% 0
National Democratic John Palmer 11,000 0.92% 0
Socialist Labor Charles Matchett 1,683 0.14% 0
National Prohibition Charles Bentley 870 0.07% 0
Totals 1,172,355 100.00% 32

Results by county

William McKinley
Republican
William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 4,170 50.95% 3,794 46.35% 221 2.70% 376 4.59% 8,185
Allegheny 76,691 70.90% 28,782 26.61% 2,701 2.50% 47,909 44.29% 108,174
Armstrong 6,325 61.12% 3,796 36.68% 228 2.20% 2,529 24.44% 10,349
Beaver 6,842 59.95% 4,040 35.40% 530 4.64% 2,802 24.55% 11,412
Bedford 4,983 57.17% 3,582 41.10% 151 1.73% 1,401 16.07% 8,716
Berks 14,318 43.28% 18,099 54.71% 665 2.01% -3,781 -11.43% 33,082
Blair 10,382 65.50% 4,775 30.12% 694 4.38% 5,607 35.37% 15,851
Bradford 9,422 66.04% 4,388 30.76% 457 3.20% 5,034 35.28% 14,267
Bucks 9,798 57.61% 6,685 39.31% 524 3.08% 3,113 18.30% 17,007
Butler 6,821 55.42% 5,048 41.01% 439 3.57% 1,773 14.41% 12,308
Cambria 8,865 55.33% 6,665 41.60% 492 3.07% 2,200 13.73% 16,022
Cameron 925 59.60% 566 36.47% 61 3.93% 359 23.13% 1,552
Carbon 4,534 53.93% 3,584 42.63% 289 3.44% 950 11.30% 8,407
Centre 4,880 49.93% 4,531 46.36% 363 3.71% 349 3.57% 9,774
Chester 14,232 67.80% 6,041 28.78% 717 3.42% 8,191 39.02% 20,990
Clarion 3,338 43.57% 4,061 53.00% 263 3.43% -723 -9.44% 7,662
Clearfield 7,395 50.97% 6,370 43.91% 743 5.12% 1,025 7.07% 14,508
Clinton 3,486 51.23% 3,051 44.84% 267 3.92% 435 6.39% 6,804
Columbia 3,280 37.77% 4,888 56.29% 516 5.94% -1,608 -18.52% 8,684
Crawford 7,851 47.26% 8,383 50.47% 377 2.27% -532 -3.20% 16,611
Cumberland 6,178 52.30% 5,187 43.91% 447 3.78% 991 8.39% 11,812
Dauphin 14,752 66.84% 6,510 29.50% 807 3.66% 8,242 37.35% 22,069
Delaware 13,979 75.27% 4,161 22.40% 432 2.33% 9,818 52.86% 18,572
Elk 2,807 49.57% 2,707 47.80% 149 2.63% 100 1.77% 5,663
Erie 11,819 54.74% 8,695 40.27% 1,078 4.99% 3,124 14.47% 21,592
Fayette 9,268 51.33% 8,301 45.98% 486 2.69% 967 5.36% 18,055
Forest 1,224 57.74% 805 37.97% 91 4.29% 419 19.76% 2,120
Franklin 6,747 58.81% 4,414 38.48% 311 2.71% 2,333 20.34% 11,472
Fulton 1,083 45.83% 1,240 52.48% 40 1.69% -157 -6.64% 2,363
Greene 2,453 36.41% 4,144 61.51% 140 2.08% -1,691 -25.10% 6,737
Huntingdon 4,969 66.06% 2,203 29.29% 350 4.65% 2,766 36.77% 7,522
Indiana 5,818 66.11% 2,201 25.01% 782 8.89% 3,617 41.10% 8,801
Jefferson 5,500 57.18% 3,545 36.85% 574 5.97% 1,955 20.32% 9,619
Juniata 2,059 52.03% 1,810 45.74% 88 2.22% 249 6.29% 3,957
Lackawanna 18,737 59.28% 11,826 37.42% 1,042 3.30% 6,911 21.87% 31,605
Lancaster 24,337 72.67% 8,145 24.32% 1,008 3.01% 16,192 48.35% 33,490
Lawrence 6,228 65.13% 2,836 29.66% 498 5.21% 3,392 35.47% 9,562
Lebanon 7,288 70.60% 2,796 27.09% 239 2.32% 4,492 43.51% 10,323
Lehigh 9,507 48.90% 9,359 48.14% 577 2.97% 148 0.76% 19,443
Luzerne 22,718 55.08% 17,163 41.61% 1,367 3.31% 5,555 13.47% 41,248
Lycoming 8,097 48.58% 7,256 43.53% 1,315 7.89% 841 5.05% 16,668
McKean 5,077 59.59% 2,921 34.28% 522 6.13% 2,156 25.31% 8,520
Mercer 7,262 55.53% 5,500 42.06% 315 2.41% 1,762 13.47% 13,077
Mifflin 2,662 54.22% 2,048 41.71% 200 4.07% 614 12.51% 4,910
Monroe 1,447 31.80% 2,881 63.30% 223 4.90% -1,434 -31.51% 4,551
Montgomery 17,329 61.25% 9,985 35.29% 980 3.46% 7,344 25.96% 28,294
Montour 1,384 42.65% 1,733 53.41% 128 3.94% -349 -10.76% 3,245
Northampton 9,762 47.59% 10,032 48.91% 717 3.50% -270 -1.32% 20,511
Northumberland 8,659 51.68% 7,332 43.76% 765 4.57% 1,327 7.92% 16,756
Perry 3,537 57.23% 2,464 39.87% 179 2.90% 1,073 17.36% 6,180
Philadelphia 176,462 72.06% 63,323 25.86% 5,102 2.08% 113,139 46.20% 244,887
Pike 778 40.10% 1,120 57.73% 42 2.16% -342 -17.63% 1,940
Potter 3,281 55.83% 2,079 35.38% 517 8.80% 1,202 20.45% 5,877
Schuylkill 17,045 52.60% 14,671 45.27% 691 2.13% 2,374 7.33% 32,407
Snyder 2,572 64.66% 1,330 33.43% 76 1.91% 1,242 31.22% 3,978
Somerset 5,861 70.45% 2,277 27.37% 181 2.18% 3,584 43.08% 8,319
Sullivan 1,215 46.02% 1,282 48.56% 143 5.42% -67 -2.54% 2,640
Susquehanna 5,310 56.73% 3,421 36.55% 629 6.72% 1,889 20.18% 9,360
Tioga 7,922 71.42% 2,360 21.28% 810 7.30% 5,562 50.14% 11,092
Union 2,585 65.63% 1,134 28.79% 220 5.59% 1,451 36.84% 3,939
Venango 5,133 49.82% 4,380 42.51% 791 7.68% 753 7.31% 10,304
Warren 4,846 58.70% 3,048 36.92% 361 4.37% 1,798 21.78% 8,255
Washington 10,798 57.93% 7,245 38.87% 597 3.20% 3,553 19.06% 18,640
Wayne 3,708 56.59% 2,459 37.53% 385 5.88% 1,249 19.06% 6,552
Westmoreland 14,928 56.23% 10,723 40.39% 895 3.37% 4,205 15.84% 26,546
Wyoming 2,373 53.24% 1,916 42.99% 168 3.77% 457 10.25% 4,457
York 12,258 47.04% 13,028 49.99% 774 2.97% -770 -2.95% 26,060
Totals 728,300 60.98% 427,125 35.76% 38,930 3.26% 301,175 25.22% 1,194,355

References

  1. ^ David Leip. "1896 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-24.
  2. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 309-313 ISBN 9780804716963
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