1896 Presidential General Election Results - Illinois
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
William McKinleyGarret HobartRepublican 607,130 55.66%24
William BryanArthur SewallDem. & People's 465,613 42.68%0
Joshua LeveringHale JohnsonProhibition 9,796 0.90%0
John PalmerSimon BucknerInd. Democrat 6,390 0.59%0
YOther (+) - - 1,940 0.18%0
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Election Notes:
  • Vote shown for Bryan is the fusion of Democratic & People's party (464,523) with Middle of the Road (1,090). VP for Dem & Peop is Sewall. VP for MotR is Watson.
Demographic Data

1900 Population:4,821,550Enum.1900 Population Density:33.5persons/km2
1890 Population:0Enum.1890 Population Density:0.0persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:24
Land Area (2000):143,961km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Illinois Secretary of State, comp., "Vote for President," Official Vote of the State of Illinois Cast at the General Election Held November 3, 1896 (Springfield: Phillips Bros., State Printers, 1897)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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