1892 United States presidential election in North Dakota

November 8, 1892 1896 →
 
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Nominee James B. Weaver Benjamin Harrison Grover Cleveland
Party Populist Republican Democratic
Home state Iowa Indiana New York
Running mate James G. Field Whitelaw Reid Adlai Stevenson I
Electoral vote 1 1 1
Popular vote 17,700 17,519 0
Percentage 49.01% 48.50% 0.00%

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County Results

President before election

Benjamin Harrison
Republican

Elected President

Grover Cleveland
Democratic

The 1892 United States presidential election in North Dakota took place on November 8, 1892. All contemporary 44 states were part of the 1892 United States presidential election. Voters chose three electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

North Dakota participated in its first presidential election, having been admitted as the 39th state on November 2, 1889. The state was won by the Populist nominees, James B. Weaver of Iowa and his running mate James G. Field of Virginia. However, the state Democratic Party also endorsed the Weaver/Field ticket in exchange for the Populists supporting Democratic candidates for local offices, creating a fusion ticket.[1] Weaver and Field defeated the Republican nominees, incumbent President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana and his running mate Whitelaw Reid of New York. Two electors from the Democratic-Populist Fusion ticket won and one Republican Elector won on a technicality during counting.[2] This created a split delegation of electors: one for Weaver, one for Harrison, and one for national Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland, who was not separately on the ballot. This is the only time in a US presidential election that a state has equally distributed its electoral votes between three candidates.

Results

1892 United States presidential election in North Dakota[3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
People's James Weaver 17,700 49.01% 1
Republican Benjamin Harrison (incumbent) 17,519 48.50% 1
Democratic Grover Cleveland 0 0.00% 1
Prohibition John Bidwell 899 2.49% 0
Totals 36,118 100.00% 3
Voter turnout

Results by county

County[4] Benjamin Harrison
Republican
James Baird Weaver[5]
Populist/Democratic Fusion
John Bidwell[6]
Prohibition
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # %
Barnes 665 41.02% 918 56.63% 38 2.34% -253 -15.61% 1,621
Benson 419 68.80% 175 28.74% 15 2.46% 244 40.07% 609
Billings 47 73.44% 17 26.56% 0 0.00% 30 46.88% 64
Bottineau 175 37.15% 290 61.57% 6 1.27% -115 -24.42% 471
Burleigh 640 68.60% 283 30.33% 10 1.07% 357 38.26% 933
Cass 2,022 53.98% 1,647 43.97% 77 2.06% 375 10.01% 3,746
Cavalier 297 25.34% 855 72.95% 20 1.71% -558 -47.61% 1,172
Dickey 509 43.39% 647 55.16% 17 1.45% -138 -11.76% 1,173
Eddy 202 51.40% 184 46.82% 7 1.78% 18 4.58% 393
Emmons 278 67.48% 132 32.04% 2 0.49% 146 35.44% 412
Foster 192 54.08% 157 44.23% 6 1.69% 35 9.86% 355
Grand Forks 1,639 51.27% 1,483 46.39% 75 2.35% 156 4.88% 3,197
Griggs 245 41.88% 332 56.75% 8 1.37% -87 -14.87% 585
Kidder 224 60.87% 136 36.96% 8 2.17% 88 23.91% 368
LaMoure 338 42.62% 436 54.98% 19 2.40% -98 -12.36% 793
Logan 87 70.73% 35 28.46% 1 0.81% 52 42.28% 123
McHenry 201 64.22% 110 35.14% 2 0.64% 91 29.07% 313
McIntosh 280 70.00% 120 30.00% 0 0.00% 160 40.00% 400
McLean 115 62.84% 65 35.52% 3 1.64% 50 27.32% 183
Mercer 28 32.94% 48 56.47% 9 10.59% -20 -23.53% 85
Morton 596 60.75% 380 38.74% 5 0.51% 216 22.02% 981
Nelson 460 46.09% 527 52.81% 11 1.10% -67 -6.71% 998
Oliver 35 42.17% 48 57.83% 0 0.00% -13 -15.66% 83
Pembina 954 36.72% 1,511 58.16% 133 5.12% -557 -21.44% 2,598
Pierce 121 69.14% 53 30.29% 1 0.57% 68 38.86% 175
Ramsey 619 57.58% 421 39.16% 35 3.26% 198 18.42% 1,075
Ransom 566 49.43% 526 45.94% 53 4.63% 40 3.49% 1,145
Richland 866 42.77% 1,134 56.00% 25 1.23% -268 -13.23% 2,025
Rolette 273 57.84% 194 41.10% 5 1.06% 79 16.74% 472
Sargent 491 47.39% 525 50.68% 20 1.93% -34 -3.28% 1,036
Stark 339 60.64% 212 37.92% 8 1.43% 127 22.72% 559
Steele 398 52.65% 338 44.71% 20 2.65% 60 7.94% 756
Stutsman 648 53.91% 522 43.43% 32 2.66% 126 10.48% 1,202
Towner 166 43.68% 214 56.32% 0 0.00% -48 -12.63% 380
Traill 1,026 56.31% 668 36.66% 128 7.03% 358 19.65% 1,822
Walsh 974 31.48% 2,040 65.93% 80 2.59% -1,066 -34.45% 3,094
Ward 182 58.52% 114 36.66% 15 4.82% 68 21.86% 311
Wells 157 50.81% 147 47.57% 5 1.62% 10 3.24% 309
Williams 45 44.55% 56 55.45% 0 0.00% -11 -10.89% 101
Totals 17,519 48.50% 17,700 49.01% 899 2.49% -181 -0.50% 36,118

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ Knoles, George Harmon; The Presidential Campaign and Election of 1892 (1942), p. 185
  2. ^ Knoles; The Presidential Campaign and Election of 1892
  3. ^ Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas; Presidential General Election Results – North Dakota
  4. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote at the Presidential Election for 1892 (.xlsx file for €15)
  5. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for James B. Weaver at the Presidential Election for 1892[permanent dead link] (.xlsx file for €15)
  6. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for John Bidwell at the Presidential Election for 1892[permanent dead link] (.xlsx file for €15)