1884 Presidential Election
The United States presidential election of 1884 featured excessive mudslinging and personal acrimony. On November 4, 1884, New York Governor Grover Cleveland narrowly defeated Republican former United States Senator James G. Blaine of Maine to become the first Democrat elected President of the United States since the election of 1856, before the American Civil War. New York decided the election, awarding Governor Cleveland the state's 36 electors by a margin of just 1,047 of 1,167,003 votes cast.
1884 Election Results
|Candidate||Party||Electoral Votes||Popular Votes|
|James G. Blaine||Republican||182||4,851,981|
1884 Election Facts
- Issues of the Day: Personal Ethics of the Candidates