1892 United States presidential election in Texas

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United States presidential election in Texas, 1892

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  StephenGroverCleveland.png Weaver-James-1870s.jpg Benjamin Harrison, head and shoulders bw photo, 1896.jpg
Nominee Grover Cleveland James B. Weaver Benjamin Harrison
Party Democratic Populist Republican
Home state New York Iowa Indiana
Running mate Adlai Stevenson I James G. Field Whitelaw Reid
Electoral vote 15 0 0
Popular vote 239,148 99,688 81,144
Percentage 56.7% 23.6% 19.2%

President before election

Benjamin Harrison
Republican

Elected President

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

The 1892 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 8, 1892. All contemporary 44 states were part of the 1892 United States presidential election. Texas voters chose fifteen electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Texas was won by the Democratic nominees, Grover Cleveland of New York and his running mate Adlai Stevenson I of Illinois.

Although Harrison received less than 20 percent of the statewide vote, as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time Starr County has voted for a Republican Presidential candidate,[1][2] the longest unbroken Democratic voting streak in the country.[a]

Results

United States presidential election in Texas, 1892[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Grover Cleveland 239,148 56.65% 15
People's James Weaver 99,688 23.61% 0
Republican Benjamin Harrison (incumbent) 81,144 19.22% 0
Prohibition John Bidwell 2,165 0.51% 0
Totals 422,145 100.00% 15
Voter turnout

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 309-319 ISBN 0786422173
  3. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – Texas

Notes

  1. ^ Neighbouting Brooks County and Jim Hogg County have never voted Republican but were only created – partially from the 1892 boundaries of Starr County – in 1911 and 1913 respectively. The only county outside South Texas to have voted Democratic at every election back to and including 1920 is North Carolina’s Northampton County, which last voted Republican in 1896.
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