United States presidential election, 1920
In 1920 many people were unhappy with Woodrow Wilson's policies and World War I. The Republicans nominated Ohio Senator, Warren G. Harding. Wilson was in no condition to run for a third term, and the Democrats instead nominated Ohio Governor, James M. Cox, as their candidate. Cox supported many of Wilson's ideas and policies, while Harding called for a "return to normalacy." He eventually won in what remains the highest (percentage-wise) popular vote margin in history.
|candidates||popular vote||electoral vote|
|Warren G. Harding||16,143,407||404|
|James M. Cox||9,130,328||127|
|Eugene V. Debs||919,799||0|
|P. P. Christensen||265,411||0|
|Aaron S. Watkins||189,408||0|
|James E. Ferguson||48,000||0|
|W. W. Cox||31,715||0|
Pietrusza, David 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents New York: Carroll & Graf, 2007.
Notes and References
- Ironically, while Cox never won the presidency, both running mates would go on to win the Presidency. They were Calvin Coolidge and Franklin Roosevelt.
- Encyclopedia of Presidents, Warren G. Harding, by Linda R. Wade, Children's Press, 1989.
- A Pictoral History of the U.S. Presidents, by Clare Gibson, Gramercy Books, 2001.