United States presidential election in Maine, 1900

United States presidential election in Maine, 1900

November 6, 1900

 
Nominee William McKinley William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Theodore Roosevelt Adlai E. Stevenson
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 65,412[lower-alpha 1] 36,822[lower-alpha 1]
Percentage 61.89% 34.84%

President before election

William McKinley
Republican

Elected President

William McKinley
Republican

The 1900 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 6, 1900. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, President William McKinley, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative and 1896 Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won Maine by a margin of 27.85 percent in this rematch of the 1896 presidential election. The return of economic prosperity and recent victory in the Spanish–American War helped McKinley to score a decisive victory. Nonetheless, Bryan’s narrow victory in Knox County was the only occasion between 1884 and 1908 that a Democrat carried any of Maine’s counties, and one of only two such cases[lower-alpha 2] between 1856 and 1908 inclusive.[1]

Results

United States presidential election in Maine, 1900[2][lower-alpha 1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican William McKinley of Ohio Theodore Roosevelt of New York 65,412 61.89% 6 100.00%
Democratic William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska Adlai Ewing Stevenson I of Illinois 36,822 34.84% 0 0.00%
Prohibition John Granville Woolley of Illinois Henry Brewer Metcalf of Rhode Island 2,581 2.44% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Job Harriman of California 878 0.83% 0 0.00%
Total 106,093 100.00% 6 100.00%

Results by county

County McKinley# McKinley% Bryan# Bryan% Others# Others% Total votes cast[3]
Androscoggin 4,648 57.44% 3,182 39.32% 262 3.24% 8,092
Aroostook 4,192 76.07% 1,030 18.69% 289 5.24% 5,511
Cumberland 8,824 58.59% 5,770 38.31% 466 3.09% 15,060
Franklin 2,235 65.99% 1,085 32.03% 67 1.98% 3,387
Hancock 3,432 63.70% 1,860 34.52% 96 1.78% 5,388
Kennebec 6,228 62.60% 3,410 34.27% 311 3.13% 9,949
Knox 2,762 48.76% 2,765 48.81% 138 2.44% 5,665
Lincoln 2,212 59.98% 1,419 38.48% 57 1.55% 3,688
Oxford 3,912 64.19% 2,023 33.20% 159 2.61% 6,094
Penobscot 6,873 63.87% 3,615 33.59% 273 2.54% 10,761
Piscataquis 2,023 67.50% 824 27.49% 150 5.01% 2,997
Sagadahoc 2,245 64.49% 1,025 29.45% 211 6.06% 3,481
Somerset 3,727 61.21% 1,949 32.01% 413 6.78% 6,089
Waldo 2,469 57.96% 1,710 40.14% 81 1.90% 4,260
Washington 3,682 61.60% 2,109 35.29% 186 3.11% 5,977
York 6,949 61.52% 4,046 35.82% 300 2.66% 11,295
Totals66,41361.67%37,82235.12%3,4593.21%107,694

References

  1. Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 218-219 ISBN 0786422173
  2. "1900 Presidential General Election Results - Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 223-224 ISBN 9780804716963

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 These Results differ slightly from those used by Edgar Eugene Robinson and taken from the Maine Secretary of State
  2. In 1880, Winfield S. Hancock carried Aroostook County, Knox County, Lincoln County and Waldo County.
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