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Democratic Ticket
Presidential candidate: WOODROW WILSON, President
VP candidate: THMOAS R. MARSHALL, Vice President
Popular votes: 9,126,063 (49.2%)
Electoral votes: 277
Republican Ticket
Presidential candidate: Charles E. Hughes, Supreme Court Justice
VP candidate: Charles W. Fairbanks, former Vice President
Popular votes: 8,547,039 (46.1%)
Electoral votes: 254
1916 US Electoral Map: How each state voted. Election Results. Wisconsin's Choice: Hughes.

Election Facts

  • American foreign policy took center stage in this election as people became concerned about the war in Europe.
  • Wilson's campaign touted that Wilson kept the nation out of war.
  • The Republicans spread doubt that Wilson would continue his neutral stand.
  • Wilson declared his support of universal woman suffrage. This helped him in states where women could already vote.
Campaign train for Charles Hughes, 1916.
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Woodrow Wilson campaigns in New Jersey, October 28, 1916.
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Anti-Wilson political cartoon. "Punch," October 18, 1916.
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