1896 Presidential Election Interactive Map

224 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1896 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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1896 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
William McKinley Republican 271 7,104,779
William J. Bryan Democratic-Populist 176 6,502,925

1896 Election Facts

  • Welcome: Utah becomes a state during this election cycle
  • California: Voters chose electors directly, with eight pledged to McKinley (R) and one to Bryan (D-P) winning.
  • Kentucky: Voters chose electors directly, with 12 pledged to McKinley (R) and one to Bryan (D-P) winning.
  • Issues of the Day: Monetary System (Gold, Silver Standards), Financial Panic of 1893