1900 United States presidential election

29th quadrennial U.S. presidential election

The 1900 United States presidential election was the 29th election in the history of the United States. It happened on November 6, 1900. William McKinley, the incumbent president, won reelection.

1900 United States presidential election

← 1896 November 6, 1900 1904 →

447 members of the Electoral College
224 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout73.7%[1] Decrease 5.9 pp
Nominee William McKinley William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Alliance -
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Theodore Roosevelt Adlai Stevenson I
Electoral vote 292 155
States carried 28 17
Popular vote 7,228,864 6,370,932
Percentage 51.6% 45.5%

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by McKinley/Roosevelt, blue denotes those won by Bryan/Stevenson. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

William McKinley

Elected President

William McKinley

This election was a rematch of 1896 being held between incumbent President William McKinley of Ohio and former Congressman William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska. McKinley won the election with 292 electoral votes. Bryan got only 155 electoral votes.

Candidates change

Republican Party change

  • William McKinley, 25th President of the United States (1897-1901)

Democratic Party change

References change

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