1896 Presidential General Election Results - California
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
William McKinleyGarret HobartRepublican 146,688 49.16%8
William BryanArthur SewallDemocrat 144,766 48.51%1
Joshua LeveringHale JohnsonProhibition 2,573 0.86%0
John PalmerSimon BucknerNat'l Democrat 1,730 0.58%0
Charles MatchettMatthew MaguireSocialist Labor 1,611 0.54%0
Charles BentleyJames SouthgateNational Party 1,047 0.35%0
Write-ins-- 4 0.00%0
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Election Notes:
  • Bryan data is the fusion of Democratic and People's parties (same set of electors on two tickets)
Demographic Data

1900 Population:1,485,053Enum.1900 Population Density:3.7persons/km2
1890 Population:0Enum.1890 Population Density:0.0persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:9
Land Area (2000):403,933km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: California Secretary of State, comp., "Presidential Electors," Statement of Vote of California for Presidential Electors and Congressmen November 3, 1896 (Sacramento, 1896)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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