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Republican Ticket
Presidential candidate: WARREN G. HARDING, Ohio Senator
VP candidate: CALVIN COOLIDGE, Massachusetts Governor
Popular votes: 16,151,916 (60.3%)
Electoral votes: 404
Democratic Ticket
Presidential candidate: James M. Cox, Ohio Governor
VP candidate: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Popular votes: 9,134,074 (34.1%)
Electoral votes: 127
1920 US Electoral Map: How each state voted. Wisconsin's Choice: Harding.

Election Facts

  • Republican victory in this "election by disgust" resulted from Wilson's unpopularity following World War I.
  • Both parties were internally divided about such issues as Prohibition, agricultural policies, and the League of Nations.
  • This was the first election after the 19th Amendment was enacted, which granted women the right to vote.
Warren G. Harding, 1920.
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Republican National Convention, Chicago, June 1920. Chicago Historical Society.
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