1896 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote M B %Margin Margin McKinley Bryan Other
1 KY13445,92812 0.06% 277 48.93% 48.86% 2.21%
2 SD482,95021 0.22% 183 49.48% 49.70% 0.82%
3 CA9298,41912 0.64% 1,922 49.16% 48.51% 2.33%
4 OR497,41412 2.09% 2,040 50.07% 47.98% 1.95%
5 IN15637,11912 2.85% 18,181 50.82% 47.96% 1.22%
6 KS10334,54721 3.69% 12,330 47.63% 51.32% 1.05%
7 WY321,09221 3.74% 789 47.75% 51.49% 0.75%
8 OH231,014,29512 4.78% 48,494 51.86% 47.08% 1.07%
9 NE8223,18221 5.35% 11,943 46.18% 51.53% 2.29%
10 WV6201,75712 5.40% 10,899 52.23% 46.83% 0.94%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote M B %Margin Margin McKinley Bryan Other
1 MS969,59121 84.11% 58,536 6.92% 91.04% 2.04%
2 SC968,93821 71.79% 49,488 13.51% 85.30% 1.20%
3 CO4189,53921 71.09% 134,734 13.86% 84.95% 1.19%
4 UT378,11921 65.43% 51,116 17.27% 82.70% 0.03%
5 VT463,84712 63.41% 40,487 80.08% 16.66% 3.26%
6 NV310,31421 62.42% 6,438 18.79% 81.21% 0.00%
7 MT353,33021 60.23% 32,119 19.71% 79.93% 0.36%
8 ID329,62121 56.79% 16,821 21.32% 78.10% 0.58%
9 LA8101,04621 54.57% 55,138 21.81% 76.38% 1.82%
10 AR8149,34721 48.61% 72,591 25.12% 73.72% 1.16%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
McKinleyBryanPalmer
Vermont80.08%Mississippi91.04%New Hampshire4.21%
Massachusetts69.47%South Carolina85.30%Florida3.82%
New Hampshire68.66%Colorado84.95%Alabama3.28%
Rhode Island68.33%Utah82.70%Massachusetts2.93%
Maine67.90%Nevada81.21%Delaware2.51%
LeveringMatchettBentley
Georgia3.37%New York1.24%New Jersey1.51%
Maryland2.36%New Jersey1.07%Arkansas0.60%
Rhode Island2.12%Rhode Island1.02%Nebraska0.36%
Wisconsin1.68%Connecticut0.70%Indiana0.36%
Pennsylvania1.61%California0.54%California0.35%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
McKinleyBryanPalmer
Mississippi6.92%Vermont16.66%Wyoming0.00%
South Carolina13.51%New Hampshire25.88%Washington0.00%
Colorado13.86%Massachusetts26.32%Utah0.00%
Utah17.27%Rhode Island26.39%South Dakota0.00%
Nevada18.79%Maine29.21%North Dakota0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
New York313,987Colorado173,354
Pennsylvania231,325Kansas169,571
Illinois168,510Nebraska74,213
Massachusetts147,264Texas44,910
Wisconsin108,836Montana33,300


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Florida38.85%Colorado112.22%
New Hampshire38.78%Idaho101.10%
Rhode Island36.98%Nevada81.70%
Massachusetts36.50%Montana62.88%
Connecticut33.96%Wyoming54.26%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Illinois217,222Georgia-60,646
Pennsylvania191,345Alabama-37,963
Ohio164,131Louisiana-13,843
Missouri132,323New Hampshire-5,659
Texas122,641South Carolina-1,566


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Colorado101.87%Georgia-27.18%
Idaho52.63%Alabama-16.33%
Mississippi32.51%Louisiana-12.05%
North Dakota31.21%New Hampshire-6.34%
Florida31.06%Nevada-5.18%


State Ranks
Rank McKinleyBryan
12322
22223


County Ranks
Rank McKinleyBryan
1753554
2550749


Note: county data for 1896 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
McKinleyBryanPalmer
Addison, VT89.17%Wasatch, UT96.32%Nantucket, MA9.97%
Keweenaw, MI88.96%San Juan, UT95.43%Belknap, NH5.52%
Windsor, VT88.02%Piute, UT94.23%Windham, CT5.48%
Barnstable, MA86.39%Polk, AR94.10%Sullivan, NH5.22%
Orleans, VT86.25%Summit, UT93.28%Grafton, NH5.05%
LeveringMatchettBentley
Washington, RI9.41%New York, NY3.25%Monroe, AR4.84%
Chicot, AR8.82%Sheboygan, WI2.90%Desha, AR2.93%
Lycoming, PA6.19%Queens, NY2.40%Chicot, AR2.24%
Wayne, PA5.27%Kings, NY1.80%Phillips, AR2.17%
Venango, PA5.15%Onondaga, NY1.78%Clark, AR2.02%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
McKinleyBryan
Wood, WV0.00%Wood, WV0.00%
Wirt, WV0.00%Wirt, WV0.00%
Wetzel, WV0.00%Wetzel, WV0.00%
Webster, WV0.00%Webster, WV0.00%
Wayne, WV0.00%Wayne, WV0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
McKinleyBryanPalmer
Cook, IL221,823Zavala, TX370,434Warren, NJ6,378
Warren, NJ221,535Woodford, KY217,894Winston, AL6,375
Woodford, KY218,171Yancey, NC174,408New York, NY5,541
Philadelphia, PA176,462Wilson, TN167,168Woodford, KY5,084
Zavala, TX167,520Yuma, CO161,005Zavala, TX5,046
LeveringMatchettBentley
Worcester, MD5,918New York, NY10,025Warren, NJ5,617
Worth, GA5,483Warren, NJ3,986York, NE797
Woodford, KY4,779Kings, NY3,481Yuma, CO386
Wilson, TN3,099San Francisco, CA784Philadelphia, PA320
Winchester, VA2,350Queens, NY774Yancey, NC222


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
McKinleyBryan
Wood, WV0Wood, WV0
Wirt, WV0Wirt, WV0
Wetzel, WV0Wetzel, WV0
Webster, WV0Webster, WV0
Wayne, WV0Wayne, WV0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Cook, IL103,027Yuma, CO134,932
Warren, NJ102,805York, NE74,213
New York, NY97,035Zavala, TX44,910
Philadelphia, PA80,924Yellowstone, MT33,300
Kings, NY61,908Wright, IA21,574
Winston, AL54,326Yazoo, MS19,904
Worcester, MD53,939Yamhill, OR18,719
Worth, GA46,548Washington, ID17,138
Woodford, KY40,276Williams, ND11,870
Yell, AR39,313Arapahoe, CO11,331


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Kewaunee, WI64.06%Yuma, CO106.38%
Presque Isle, MI55.64%Washington, ID92.93%
Dickinson, MI53.12%Polk, AR89.32%
Shawano, WI49.92%Union, AR81.81%
Oneida, WI49.88%White Pine, NV81.70%
Dodge, WI49.34%Cleburne, AR80.53%
Windham, CT49.02%Lee, AR78.74%
Ontonagon, MI48.98%Uinta, WY78.67%
Belknap, NH48.53%Graham, KS74.93%
Worth, IA48.35%Sevier, AR74.16%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Yuma, CO188,978Wright, IA-438,968
Zavala, TX122,641Yell, AR-145,032
Cook, IL118,278Worth, GA-60,646
Woodford, KY105,064Winston, AL-37,963
Wilson, TN55,171Arapahoe, CO-23,550
Yancey, NC51,067Winn, LA-13,843
St. Louis, MO45,857El Paso, CO-5,606
Philadelphia, PA41,785Pueblo, CO-5,218
Worcester, MD36,974Boulder, CO-3,673
Warren, NJ33,588Lake, CO-3,268


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Polk, IA1,847,000.00%Arapahoe, CO-100.00%
Linn, IA1,283,500.00%El Paso, CO-99.98%
Dubuque, IA1,189,700.00%Pueblo, CO-99.98%
Pottawattamie, IA1,139,100.00%Boulder, CO-99.97%
Woodbury, IA1,130,800.00%Lake, CO-99.97%
Scott, IA1,092,900.00%Pitkin, CO-99.97%
Clinton, IA1,033,600.00%Las Animas, CO-99.97%
Lee, IA1,016,100.00%Ada, ID-99.96%
Des Moines, IA857,300.00%Weld, CO-99.96%
Wapello, IA850,900.00%Latah, ID-99.96%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
McKinleyBryan
Oakland, MI46.01%Rice, KS48.80%
Santa Cruz, CA48.24%San Joaquin, CA48.83%
San Bernardino, CA48.54%Woodford, IL48.88%
Lycoming, PA48.58%Kitsap, WA48.89%
Mackinac, MI48.73%Northampton, PA48.91%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
McKinleyBryan
Ripley, IN49.60%Miller, MO49.62%
Wright, MO49.58%Cape Girardeau, MO49.42%
Wyandotte, KS49.44%Hancock, OH49.26%
Kearny, KS49.43%Pottawatomie, KS49.25%
Paulding, OH49.30%Perry, IN49.24%




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