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United States presidential election, 1916

In 1916 Woodrow Wilson was largely popular for keeping the U.S. out of the devastating World War I, which was destroying Europe at the time. The Republican candidate, Charles Evans Hughes ran but because of Wilson's popularity in keeping the U.S. neutral he didn't stand a good chance of winning.[1] The results of the election were:

candidates popular vote electoral vote
Woodrow Wilson 9,127,695 277
Charles Evans Hughes 8,533,507 254
A.L. Benson 585,113 0
J. Frank Hanly 220,506 0
Arthur E. Reimer 13,403 0


Shortly after winning the election Wilson decided to enter the U.S. into the European War.


  1. Encyclopedia of Presidents, Woodrow Wilson, by Alice Osinski, Children's Press, 1989.
  2. A Pictoral History of the U.S. Presidents, by Clare Gibson, Gramercy Books, 2001.