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1900 Presidential Election

The United States presidential election of 1900 was held on November 6, 1900. It was a rematch of the 1896 race between Republican President William McKinley and his Democratic challenger, William Jennings Bryan. The return of economic prosperity and recent victory in the Spanish-American War helped McKinley to score a decisive victory. President McKinley chose New York Governor Theodore Roosevelt as his running mate as Vice President Garret Hobart had died from heart failure in 1899.

Source: Wikipedia

1900 Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
William McKinley (I) Republican 292 7,207,923
William J. Bryan Democratic-Populist 155 6,358,133

1900 Election Facts

  • Vice-Presidential Succession: McKinley died from an assassin's bullet on Sept. 14, 1901, replaced by Theodore Roosevelt
  • Issues of the Day: Spanish-American War