1900 Election Results McKinley vs Bryan

IPresident McKinley was easily renominated at the Republican Convention, in Philadelphia, in June 1900. The major issue at the convention was who would be the vice presidential candidate. Despite his reluctance to give up the governorship of New York, Theodore Roosevelt accepted the VP nomination. At the Democratic convention, William Jennings Bryan was nominated again as well. The major issue at the Democratic convention was whether to maintain support for the silver plank. Many Democrats thought that with the return of prosperity the Silver Standard was no longer necessary.

The campaign itself was largely a replay of the race in 1896. Bryan campaigned rigorously and McKinley did not venture from the White House. The issue of currency and silver was no longer relevant. Instead the campaign focused on whether the United States should give independence to the territories received in its war with Spain. Bryan called for their immediate independence. Roosevelt, who did most of the campaigning, claimed the United States had a duty to civilize those lands first.

 

Particpation of Eligible Voters:73.9%

Democratic Convention
Republican Convention

 

State results in 1900

Electoral Results in 1900

Alabama William McKinley 55,612 34.8 William Bryan 97,129 60.8 John Wooley 2,763 1.7 Eugene Debs
Arkansas William McKinley 44,800 35.0 William Bryan 81,242 63.5 John Wooley 584 0.5 Eugene Debs
California William McKinley 164,755 54.5 William Bryan 124,985 41.3 John Wooley 5,024 1.7 Eugene Debs
Colorado William McKinley 92,701 42.0 William Bryan 122,705 55.5 John Wooley 3,790 1.7 Eugene Debs 686 0.3
Connecticut William McKinley 102,572 56.9 William Bryan 74,014 41.1 John Wooley 1,617 0.9 Eugene Debs 1,029 0.6
Delaware William McKinley 22,535 53.7 William Bryan 18,852 44.9 John Wooley 546 1.3 Eugene Debs 56 0.1
Florida William McKinley 7,355 18.6 William Bryan 28,273 71.3 John Wooley 2,244 5.7 Eugene Debs 634 1.6
Georgia William McKinley 34,260 28.2 William Bryan 81,180 66.9 John Wooley 1,402 1.2 Eugene Debs -
Idaho William McKinley 27,198 46.9 William Bryan 29,484 50.8 John Wooley 857 1.5 Eugene Debs -
Illinois William McKinley 597,985 52.8 William Bryan 503,061 44.4 John Wooley 17,626 1.6 Eugene Debs 9,687 0.9
Indiana William McKinley 336,063 50.6 William Bryan 309,584 46.6 John Wooley 13,718 2.1 Eugene Debs 2,374 0.4
Iowa William McKinley 307,799 58.0 William Bryan 209,261 39.5 John Wooley 9,502 1.8 Eugene Debs 2,743 0.5
Kansas 2 William McKinley 185,955 52.6 William Bryan 162,601 46.0 John Wooley 3,605 1.0 Eugene Debs 1,605 0.5
Kentucky William McKinley 227,132 48.5 William Bryan 235,126 50.2 John Wooley 2,890 0.6 Eugene Debs 766 0.2
Louisiana William McKinley 14,234 21.0 William Bryan 53,668 79.0 John Wooley - Eugene Debs -
Maine William McKinley 65,412 61.9 William Bryan 36,822 34.8 John Wooley 2,581 2.4 Eugene Debs 878 0.8
Maryland William McKinley 136,151 51.5 William Bryan 122,237 46.2 John Wooley 4,574 1.7 Eugene Debs 900 0.3
Massachusetts William McKinley 238,866 57.6 William Bryan 156,997 37.8 John Wooley 6,202 1.5 Eugene Debs 9,607 2.3
Michigan William McKinley 316,014 58.1 William Bryan 211,432 38;9 John Wooley 11,804 2.2 Eugene Debs 2,820 0.5
Minnesota William McKinley 190,461 60.2 William Bryan 112,901 35.7 John Wooley 8,555 2.7 Eugene Debs 3,065 1.0
Mississippi William McKinley 5,707 9.7 William Bryan 51,706 87.6 John Wooley - Eugene Debs -
Missouri William McKinley 314,092 45.9 William Bryan 351,922 51.5 John Wooley 5,965 0.9 Eugene Debs 6,139 0.9
Montana William McKinley 25,409 39.8 William Bryan 37,311 58.4 John Wooley 306 0.5 Eugene Debs 711 1.1
Nebraska William McKinley 121,835 50.5 William Bryan 114,013 47.2 John Wooley 3,655 1.5 Eugene Debs 823 0.3
Nevada William McKinley 3,849 37.8 William Bryan 6,347 62.2 John Wooley - Eugene Debs -
New Hampshire William McKinley 54,799 59.3 William Bryan 35,489 38.4 John Wooley 1,270 1.4 Eugene Debs 790 0.9
New Jersey William McKinley 221,707 55.3 William Bryan 164,808 41.1 John Wooley 7,183 1.8 Eugene Debs 4,609 1.1
New York William McKinley 822,013 53.1 William Bryan 678,462 43.8 John Wooley 22,077 1.4 Eugene Debs 12,869 0.8
North Carolina William McKinley 132,997 45.5 William Bryan 157,733 53.9 John Wooley 990 0.3 Eugene Debs -
North Dakota William McKinley 35,898 62.1 William Bryan 20,524 35.5 John Wooley 735 1.3 Eugene Debs 517 0.9
Ohio William McKinley 543,918 52.3 William Bryan 474,882 45.7 John Wooley 10,203 1.0 Eugene Debs 4,847 0.5
Oregon William McKinley 46,172 55.5 William Bryan 32,810 39.4 John Wooley 2,536 3.0 Eugene Debs 1,464 1.8
Pennsylvania William McKinley 712,665 60.7 William Bryan 424,232 36.2 John Wooley 27,908 2.4 Eugene Debs 4,831 0.4
Rhode Island William McKinley 33,784 59.7 William Bryan 19,812 35.0 John Wooley 1,529 2.7 Eugene Debs -
South Carolina William McKinley 3,525 7.0 William Bryan 47,173 93.0 John Wooley - Eugene Debs -
South Dakota William McKinley 54,574 56.7 William Bryan 39,538 41.1 John Wooley 1,541 1.6 Eugene Debs 176 0.2
Tennessee William McKinley 123,108 45.0 William Bryan 145,240 53.0 John Wooley 3,844 1.4 Eugene Debs 346 0.1
Texas William McKinley 131,174 30.9 William Bryan 267,945 63.1 John Wooley 2,642 0.6 Eugene Debs 1,846 0.4
Utah William McKinley 47,089 50.6 William Bryan 44,949 48.3 John Wooley 205 0.2 Eugene Debs 717 0.8
Vermont William McKinley 42,569 75.7 William Bryan 12,849 22.9 John Wooley 383 0.7 Eugene Debs 39 0.1
Virginia William McKinley 115,769 43.8 William Bryan 146,079 55.3 John Wooley 2,130 0.8 Eugene Debs -
Washington William McKinley 57,455 53.4 William Bryan 44,833 41.7 John Wooley 2,363 2.2 Eugene Debs 2,006 1.9
West Virginia William McKinley 119,829 54.3 William Bryan 98,807 44.8 John Wooley 1,628 0.7 Eugene Debs 286 0.1
Wisconsin William McKinley 265,760 60.1 William Bryan 159,163 36.0 John Wooley 10,027 2.3 Eugene Debs 7,048 1.6
Wyoming William McKinley 14,482 58.6 William Bryan 10,164 41.1 John Wooley - Eugene Debs 21 0.1