1892 United States presidential election

27th quadrennial U.S. presidential election

The 1892 United States presidential election was the 27th presidential election in the United States. It happened on November 8, 1892. Grover Cleveland, the Democratic candidate and former President of the United States, won the election. He defeated the incumbent president, Benjamin Harrison, and the third-party candidate James B. Weaver, a former Congressman from Iowa, who ran as a member of the Populist Party.

1892 United States presidential election

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444 members of the Electoral College
223 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout75.8%[1] Decrease 4.7 pp
Nominee Grover Cleveland Benjamin Harrison James B. Weaver
Party Democratic Republican Populist
Home state New York Indiana Iowa
Running mate Adlai Stevenson I Whitelaw Reid James G. Field
Electoral vote 277 145 13
States carried 23 16 5
Popular vote 5,556,918 5,176,108 1,041,028
Percentage 46.0% 43.0% 8.5%

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Harrison/Reid, blue denotes those won by Cleveland/Stevenson, green denotes Wisconsin, the state won by Weaver/Field Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

Benjamin Harrison

Elected President

Grover Cleveland

Candidates: change

Republican Party: change

Presidential: change

Vice-Presidential: change

Democratic Party: change

Presidential: change

Vice-Presidential: change

  • Adlai E. Stevenson, former Congressman from Illinois (1875-1877; 1879-1881) (Vice-Presidential Nominee)
  • Isaac P. Gray, former Governor of Indiana (1880-1881; 1885-1889)
  • Allen B. Morse, former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court (1885-1892)
  • John L. Mitchell, Congressman from Wisconsin (1891-1893)

Populist Party: change

  • James B. Weaver, former Congressman from Iowa (1879-1881; 1885-1889) (Nominee)
  • James H. Kyle, Senator of South Dakota (1891-1901)
  • Leonidas L. Polk, former North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture (1877-1880) (Co-Founder of Populist Party) (Died on June 11, 1892)
  • Walter Q. Gresham, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1891-1893)

References change

  1. "National General Election VEP Turnout Rates, 1789-Present". United States Election Project. CQ Press.