United States presidential election in Missouri, 1900
Results by County
|Elections in Missouri|
The 1900 United States presidential election in Missouri took place on November 6, 1900. Missouri voters chose 17 electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Republican President William McKinley against Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan.
Missouri voted for Democrat William Jennings Bryan, giving him 51.48% of the vote versus Republican William McKinley's 45.94%, a victory margin of 5.53%. While losing Missouri, McKinley nevertheless won the national election by a 6.13% margin.
Notably, this was one of only two occasions in the 20th century that Missouri voted for a losing presidential candidate, the state often considered a political bellwether in that period. Between 1904 and 2004, Missouri voted for the eventual winner in every presidential election except for 1956. However that reputation began to fade after voting for losing Republican candidates for two elections in a row in 2008 and 2012.
|Presidential Candidate||Running Mate||Party||Electoral Vote (EV)||Popular Vote (PV)|
|William Jennings Bryan||Adlai E. Stevenson||Democrat||17||351,922||51.48%|
|William McKinley||Theodore Roosevelt||Republican||0||314,092||45.94%|
|Eugene Debs||Job Harriman||Social Democratic Party||0||6,139||0.90%|
|John Woolley||Henry Metcalf||Prohibition Party||0||5,965||0.87%|
|Wharton Barker||Ignatius Donnelly||Progressive People's Party||0||4,244||0.62%|
|Joseph Malloney||Valentine Remmel||Socialist Labor Party||0||1,294||0.19%|
Statewide winner in bold. See main article : U.S. presidential election, 1900.