United States presidential election, 1892

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When the election year of 1892 came about many people were usatisfied with Benjamin Harrison's over spending of government money. Former President Grover Cleveland was nominated by Democrats to run against Republican nominated, President Harrison. Many farmers, who had hit hard times under Cleveland and Harrison, started the People's party and nominated James B. Weaver as their candidate. [1] The election results showed:

candidates popular vote electoral vote
Grover Cleveland 5, 555, 426 277
Benjamin Harrison 5, 182, 690 145
James B. Weaver 1, 029, 846 22
John Bidwell 264, 133 0
Simon Wing 21, 164 0

[2]

References

  1. Encyclopedia of Presidents, Grover Cleveland, by Zachary Kent, Children's Press, 1988.
  2. A Pictoral History of the U.S. Presidents, by Clare Gibson, Gramercy Books, 2001.
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