1900 United States presidential election in South Carolina

The 1900 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 6, 1900. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for the President and Vice President.

South Carolina overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative and 1896 Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan, over the Republican nominee, President William McKinley. Bryan won South Carolina by a landslide margin of 85.92% in this rematch of the 1896 presidential election. Despite McKinley’s decisive victory nationwide as a result of the return of economic prosperity and recent victory in the Spanish–American War, South Carolina proved to be his weakest state, due to the nearly complete disfranchisement of the black majority that was the party’s sole support in the state.[1]

This would be the last election when the Republican Party won any county in South Carolina until Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1952, and the last when any county voted against the Democrats until Dixiecrat Strom Thurmond carried every county bar Anderson and Spartanburg in 1948.

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1900

November 6, 1900
  WilliamJBryan1902 Mckinley
Nominee William Jennings Bryan William McKinley
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Nebraska Ohio
Running mate Adlai E. Stevenson Theodore Roosevelt
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 47,233 3,579
Percentage 92.96% 7.04%

President before election

William McKinley
Republican

Elected President

William McKinley
Republican

Results

United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1900[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska Adlai Ewing Stevenson I of Illinois 47,233 92.96% 9 100.00%
Republican William McKinley of Ohio Theodore Roosevelt of New York 3,579 7.04% 0 0.00
Total 50,812 100.00% 9 100.00%

Results by county

William Jennings Bryan
Democratic
William McKinley
Republican
Margin Total votes cast[3]
County # % # % # % #
Abbeville 1,366 99.42% 8 0.58% 1,358 98.84% 1,374
Aiken 1,470 96.52% 53 3.48% 1,417 93.04% 1,523
Anderson 1,858 96.47% 68 3.53% 1,790 92.94% 1,926
Bamberg 793 95.66% 36 4.34% 757 91.31% 829
Barnwell 1,356 95.97% 57 4.03% 1,299 91.93% 1,413
Beaufort 378 49.54% 385 50.46% -7 -0.92% 763
Berkeley 472 80.82% 112 19.18% 360 61.64% 584
Charleston 1,729 86.45% 271 13.55% 1,458 72.90% 2,000
Cherokee 1,084 96.53% 39 3.47% 1,045 93.05% 1,123
Chester 836 97.66% 20 2.34% 816 95.33% 856
Chesterfield 1,314 95.91% 56 4.09% 1,258 91.82% 1,370
Clarendon 1,130 93.16% 83 6.84% 1,047 86.31% 1,213
Colleton 889 88.02% 121 11.98% 768 76.04% 1,010
Darlington 1,230 93.68% 83 6.32% 1,147 87.36% 1,313
Dorchester 770 94.71% 43 5.29% 727 89.42% 813
Edgefield 919 98.18% 17 1.82% 902 96.37% 936
Fairfield 670 97.53% 17 2.47% 653 95.05% 687
Florence 1,290 94.57% 74 5.43% 1,216 89.15% 1,364
Georgetown 446 49.72% 451 50.28% -5 -0.56% 897
Greenville 1,777 97.42% 47 2.58% 1,730 94.85% 1,824
Greenwood 1,482 99.73% 4 0.27% 1,478 99.46% 1,486
Hampton 936 99.89% 1 0.11% 935 99.79% 937
Horry 1,330 94.39% 79 5.61% 1,251 88.79% 1,409
Kershaw 910 95.49% 43 4.51% 867 90.98% 953
Lancaster 1,300 94.89% 70 5.11% 1,230 89.78% 1,370
Laurens 1,540 98.09% 30 1.91% 1,510 96.18% 1,570
Lexington 1,302 97.75% 30 2.25% 1,272 95.50% 1,332
Marion 1,296 91.59% 119 8.41% 1,177 83.18% 1,415
Marlboro 714 95.33% 35 4.67% 679 90.65% 749
Newberry 1,367 97.16% 40 2.84% 1,327 94.31% 1,407
Oconee 873 92.68% 69 7.32% 804 85.35% 942
Orangeburg 2,457 93.64% 167 6.36% 2,290 87.27% 2,624
Pickens 933 93.96% 60 6.04% 873 87.92% 993
Richland 445 87.77% 62 12.23% 383 75.54% 507
Saluda 1,269 99.45% 7 0.55% 1,262 98.90% 1,276
Spartanburg 2,467 96.07% 101 3.93% 2,366 92.13% 2,568
Sumter 1,199 88.88% 150 11.12% 1,049 77.76% 1,349
Union 1,182 92.85% 91 7.15% 1,091 85.70% 1,273
Williamsburg 1,256 79.54% 323 20.46% 933 59.09% 1,579
York 1,198 97.00% 37 3.00% 1,161 94.01% 1,235
Totals 47,233 92.99% 3,559 7.01% 43,674 85.99% 50,792

References

  1. ^ Phillips, Kevin P.; The Emerging Republican Majority, pp. 208, 210 ISBN 9780691163246
  2. ^ "1900 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 314-317 ISBN 9780804716963
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