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Democratic Ticket
Presidential candidate: GROVER CLEVELAND, New York Governor
VP candidate: THOMAS HENDRICKS, former Indiana Governor
Popular votes: 4,915,586 (48.9%)
Electoral votes: 219
Republican Ticket
Presidential candidate: James G. Blaine, former Secretary of State
VP candidate: John Logan, Illinois Senator
Popular votes: 4,852,916 (48.2%)
Electoral votes: 182
1884 US Electoral Map: How each state voted. Wisconsin's Choice: Blaine.

Election Facts

  • Cleveland launched a campaign that educated voters about party positions through pamphlets and meetings.
  • Blaine launched a negative campaign to fuel a fear of Democrats and make a scandal of Cleveland's fathering an illegitimate child.
  • Blaine made political blunders that cost him votes.
Grover Cleveland.
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Milwaukee delegates to the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, July 10, 1884.
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The Blaine headquarters at the Republican National Convention, Chicago, 1884.
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James G. Blaine, 1884.
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