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OfficePresident
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1896 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open June 16, 1896 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close June 18, 1896 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1897 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1901 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedChronicler July 17, 2005 02:16pm
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

Most votes received by candidates for party presidential nomination, up to the point where a nominee was determined. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
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The 11th Republican National Convention assembled in a specially built auditorium in St. Louis MO. There were 924 delegates: two per electoral vote and 6 for each territory.

There were two items of note relating to the pre-convention actions. First, Mark Hanna managed to travel through the Southern states and locked up almost all delegations for McKinley. This was the first such coordinated effort to win state conventions. Second, the advent of the sound money issue ran deep in the convention. Western delegates, and to a more limited degree southern delegates, tended to support the coinage of silver to inflate the dollar. Northeastern delegates were the strong gold standard champions. Other than a hotly contested cerdentials fight over competing Texas and Delaware delegations, the pre-balloting news story was the adoption of the platform. When the Silver minority plank offered by Sen. Henry M. Teller (CO) was voted down, many silver Republicans stormed out of the convention. The gold plank was adopted by a margin of 818.5 to 105.5.

When the time came for the nominations, it was clear that McKinley had the majority. He won on the first ballot with 71.6% of the delegate votes. Garret A. Hobart was nominated for VP over Henry C. Evans (TN).

1st ballot - President
--William McKinley (OH) 661.5
--Thomas B. Reed (ME) 84.5
--Matthew S. Quay (PA) 61.5
--Levi P. Morton (NY) 58
--William B. Allison (IA) 35.5
--Not voting 22
--J. Donald Cameron (PA) 1

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won01/09/1893
NameGrover Cleveland Votes277 (62.39%)
Term03/04/1893 - 03/04/1897 Margin132 (+29.73%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won01/11/1897
NameWilliam McKinley Votes271 (60.63%)
Term03/04/1897 - 03/04/1901 Margin95 (+21.25%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 01/11/1897
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Name Gov. William McKinley Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed Party Leader Matthew S. Quay Gov. Levi Parsons Morton Sen. William Boyd Allison Sen. J. Donald Cameron  
PartyRepublican Republican Republican Republican Republican Republican  
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Uncertified Votes662 (73.23%) 85 (9.40%) 62 (6.86%) 58 (6.42%) 36 (3.98%) 1 (0.11%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -577 (-63.83%) -600 (-66.37%) -604 (-66.81%) -626 (-69.25%) -661 (-73.12%)  
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