United States presidential election, 1900

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By 1900 President William McKinley was nominated by the Republican party to run again against Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan. The main issues of the year were the annexation of the Philippines and gold and silver money. Bryan claimed that annexing the Philippines was Imperialism and that gold money alone was unfair to farmers.[1] The results of the election were:

candidates popular vote electoral vote
William McKinley 7,218,491 292
William Jennings Bryan 6,356,734 155
John C. Wooley 208,914 0
Eugene V. Debs 87,814 0
Wharton Baker 50,373 0
Joseph F. Malloney 39,739 0



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