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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1920 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 02, 1920 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 02, 1920 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1921 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1925 - 12:00pm
Turnout 25.25% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 09:01am
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, third edition
Description
During the 1916 campaign, Theodore Roosevelt had reminded the voters about William J. Bryan’s statement that Wilson kept the nation out of the war. TR wanted the public to believe that Bryan as Secretary of State would oppose America’s entry into the war under any condition, which was a position of weakness in TR’s eyes.

President Wilson was preparing a plan for a negotiated settlement to the European war when Germany declared that it would resume unrestricted warfare on shipping in the Atlantic. Soon news surfaced that Germany offered to grant the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona to Mexico if it would enter the war against the United States. The sinking of three more American ships by German U-boats led President Wilson to call Congress into session early, and the United States entered the War.

The arrival of American troops in Europe upset the balance of power in western Europe. While the war had been a standstill for three years, the influx of new soldiers was more than the German army could handle. Just over a year after American entry into the war, Germany asked for an armistice. President Wilson perfected his earlier ideas for restoring the peace in Europe and named them the Fourteen Points. Americans reacted favorably to the Fourteen Points, and the German request for an armistice was based upon them.

In the midterm election in the fall of 1918, the Republican Party took control of both houses of Congress in addition to winning many governorship

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1916
NameWoodrow Wilson Votes9,126,300 (49.24%)
Term03/04/1917 - 03/04/1921 Margin579,511 (+3.13%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1924
NameCalvin Coolidge Votes15,719,921 (54.03%)
Term03/04/1925 - 03/04/1929 Margin7,333,217 (+25.20%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Apr 13, 1920 US President - S Primaries Eugene V. Debs
S 5,416
Jul 01, 1920 US President - D Primaries Unpledged
D 554,351
Jul 01, 1920 US President - R Primaries Hiram W. Johnson
R 3,187,161
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Name Sen. Warren G. Harding Gov. James M. Cox Eugene V. Debs District Attorney Parley P. Christensen Aaron S. Watkins Gov. James E. "Pa" Ferguson William Wesley Cox
PartyRepublican Democratic Socialist Farmer Labor Prohibition American Socialist Labor
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Uncertified Votes16,153,115 (60.33%) 9,133,092 (34.11%) 919,490 (3.43%) 265,411 (0.99%) 189,339 (0.71%) 48,098 (0.18%) 31,716 (0.12%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,020,023 (-26.22%) -15,233,625 (-56.90%) -15,887,704 (-59.34%) -15,963,776 (-59.62%) -16,105,017 (-60.15%) -16,121,399 (-60.21%)
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Adj Poll Avg59.07%-- 41.27%-- 0.63%-- 0.00%-- 0.49%-- 0.00%-- 0.00%--
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R TurnerforCongress
D Brandonius Maximus
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Name Black and Tan Republican Electors Robert C. Macauley Jr. Others Independent Republican  
PartyBlack and Tan Republican Single Tax Independent Independent Republican  
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Uncertified Votes27,309 (0.10%) 5,833 (0.02%) 1,167 (0.00%) 342 (0.00%)  
Margin-16,125,806 (-60.23%) -16,147,282 (-60.31%) -16,151,948 (-60.32%) -16,152,773 (-60.33%)  
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