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 U.S. presidential election, 1916 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
U.S. Supreme Court justice Charles Evans Hughes was nominated as a compromise candidate to unite the Republican and Progressive factions which had split in 1912.
Defying election night predictions, Wilson narrowly won the election by carrying the West and South, with the outcome in doubt late into the night, when the votes came in from California.
The Democratic Convention was held in Saint Louis, Missouri from 14 June to 16 June, renominating the sitting president Wilson.
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 U.S. presidential election - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Voter turnout in presidential elections has been on the decline in recent years, although it bounced back sharply during the 2004 election from the 1996 and 2000 lows.
In fact, in the likely case that the 2008 election is an open race, it would be the first time since the 1952 election and only the second time since the 1928 election in which neither a Vice President nor a sitting President will be either party's nominee.
United States presidential elections determine who serves as President and Vice President of the United States for four-year terms, starting on Inauguration Day (January 20th of the year after the election).
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/U.S. presidential election, 2004
Cobb was chosen as the Presidential candidate of the Green Party on the second ballot at the Green National Convention on June 25, 2004; LaMarche was nominated as the party's Vice Presidential candidate.
Although the overall result of the election was not challenged by the Kerry campaign, third-party presidential candidates David Cobb and Michael Badnarik obtained a recount in Ohio.
The 2004 election was the first to be affected by the campaign finance reforms mandated by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (also known as the McCain-Feingold Bill for its sponsors in the United States Senate).
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 election. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
and were gradually regularized by acts prescribing the frequency of elections (the Triennial Act of 1694, and the Septennial Act of 1716), by successive reform bills widening the franchise in the 19th cent., and by the adoption of the secret ballot in 1872.
The Constitution specified that elections to the House of Representatives be direct, or popular, and that the election of the Senate and of the president and vice president be indirect, Senators being chosen by the state legislatures and the president and vice president by electors selected by the people (see electoral college).
In colonial America the election of church and public officials dates almost from the founding of the Plymouth Colony, and the paper ballot was instituted in elections to the Massachusetts governorship in 1634.
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 TP: Images of American Political History
Map of the distribution of U. population in 1820.
Map of the distribution of U. population in 1840.
Map of 1820, showing free and slave territories.
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 U.S. presidential election maps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maps depicting results of the 2000 election used blue to represent states supporting Democrat Al Gore and red for those supporting Republican George W. Bush.
The exceptional bitterness of that election ingrained the red state vs. blue state divide in public consciousness, and since then red has been closely associated with Republicans and blue with Democrats.
Neither major party was historically associated with any particular color; network television electoral maps alternated colors to avoid the appearance of bias.
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 Election Returns Flashed by Radio to 7,000 Amateurs (1916)
In the U.S. Presidential election of November 7, 1916, Republican Charles Evans Hughes tried unsuccessfully to unseat the Democratic incumbent, Woodrow Wilson.
Fifty extra telephone lines were run into the American office, the theaters were placed on lines that were in continuous operation, and while the news of the closest Presidential election in years was being given to the public thru these channels, the editorial staff compiled the returns without the slightest confusion.
When the returns came in, indicating the election of Hughes, and the first edition was prepared for press at 11 p.m., the heads and the reading matter inclined that way.
earlyradiohistory.us /1916elec.htm   (948 words)

 President Elect - 1824
In fact, all the presidential and vice presidential candidates were from the same party.
About a year before the election he suffered a paralytic stroke which weakened him physically throughout the campaign.
He had served as a U.S. Senator, a minister to France, and was also both President Jefferson and President Monroe's Secretary of the Treasury.
www.presidentelect.org /e1824.html   (779 words)

 CalendarHome.com - November 7 - Calendar Encyclopedia
1916 - U.S. presidential election, 1916: Democrat Woodrow Wilson is re-elected President of the United States by defeating Republican Charles Evans Hughes.
1848- U.S. presidential election, 1848: Zachary Taylor is elected president in the first US presidential election held in every state on the same day.
2000- U.S. presidential election, 2000: Republican Texas Governor George W. Bush defeats Democrat Vice President Al Gore, but the final outcome is not known for over a month because of disputed votes in Florida.
encyclopedia.calendarhome.com /November_7.htm   (1305 words)

 Geostat Center: US Presidential Election Maps: 1860-1996
A map of the 2000 presidential election, based on different data, is available at 2000 Presidential Election Resources.
The Data for the Candidate and Constituency Statistics of Elections in the United States were originally collected by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
The data utilized in the construction of these maps were made available by the Inter-university Consortium for Political Social Research (ICPSR Study # 7757).
fisher.lib.virginia.edu /collections/stats/elections/maps   (102 words)

 Aftermath(ematics) of Election 2000
Without trying to weigh in on the final outcome of the election, it might be worth looking at these questions; some will likely surface again before the elections of 2002 and 2004.
The lesson in Florida in 2000 was that an incredibly small number of voters (0.009% of all voters in the state) can command a large number of electoral votes and swing the election either way.
In many elections, such a margin of error is acceptable, particularly if the election is not close and the errors more or less compensate for each other.
www-math.cudenver.edu /~wbriggs/qr/election_2000_files/election2000.html   (1719 words)

 Results of Presidential Elections - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Starting with the 1804 election, the method of electing the Vice President, as spelled out in the 12th Amendment, led to separate ballots cast for the President and Vice President, with the winner in each race gaining the seat.
In 1854, Congress established Election Day as the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; 1856 was the first time all presidential elections happened on the same day by law.
Prior to the 1804 election, the method of electing the Vice President, as spelled out in the Constitution, was for the first runner-up to be the Vice President.
www.usconstitution.net /elections.html   (282 words)

 Theodore Roosevelt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt won the presidential election of 1900, against William Jennings Bryan and Adlai E. Stevenson.
He was noted for other presidential "firsts", such as: first president to fly in an airplane (together with Arch Hoxsey on October 11, 1910), first to submerge in a submarine (aboard the USS Plunger in 1905), etc.
Vice presidents had assumed the presidency due to the death of a president in the past, but Roosevelt became the first to win election to a second term on his own.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Theodore_Roosevelt   (1973 words)

 Presidential Elections, 1789–2004
The election of 1804 was the first one in which the electors voted for president and vice president on separate ballots.
Why America is different: no matter who wins the 2004 presidential contest, serious tensions with the United Nations will persist.
Identities of competitive states in U.S. presidential elections: electoral college bias or candidate-centered politics?
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0781450.html   (690 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
But, with respect to a Presidential election, the court must be both mindful of the legislature's role under Article II in choosing the manner of appointing electors and deferential to those bodies expressly empowered by the legislature to carry out its constitutional mandate.
The decision by both the Constitution's Framers and the 1886 Congress to minimize this Court's role in resolving close federal presidential elections is as wise as it is clear.
Holm, 285 U. The legislative power in Florida is subject to judicial review pursuant to Article V of the Florida Constitution, and nothing in Article II of the Federal Constitution frees the state legislature from the constraints in the state constitution that created it.
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1916     Woodrow Wilson was barely re-elected against a reunited Republican party; until 2000, no election since 1876 had been decided by such a small electoral vote margin.
Let us set aside the uncontested elections of 1789, 1792, and 1820 and also the most recent (and bitterly contested) election of 2000.
Each of the 21 students in the course is asked to pick a different Presidential election and prepare a summary report on it, using the template presented below.
userpages.umbc.edu /~nmiller/POLI423/GUIDELINES.RSCH.htm   (1937 words)

 Presidential Election 2000 - Electoral College Uncertainties and the Florida Recount
Of all the tightly contested states in the 1916 election, California, like Florida in the 2000 election, proved to be the pivotal state to win a majority in the Electoral College.
The 1916 presidential election between Woodrow Wilson, the incumbent Democratic president, and Charles Evan Hughes, the Republican challenger, was very close.
One other interesting detail, in the 1916 election, Republicans were against bringing federal authorities into any of the close states to monitor events.
www.igs.berkeley.edu /library/electoralcollege.html   (1460 words)

The closest election in U.S. history was the Hays-Tilden election in 1876, in which Tilden, a Democrat like Al Gore, not only won a popular majority, but the race finished in a tie in the electoral college and had to be decided by a special commission.
To win an election for the presidency, a candidate needs to get a majority of the 535 votes represented in the Electoral College, the total number of seats in the House and Senate.
It is also important to recall that the U.S. constitution, with its division of powers between the judicial, legislative and executive branches of the federal government, establishes that the focus of foreign policy rests with the executive branch.
www.usembassy.at /en/embassy/speeches/031604.htm   (3033 words)

In the election of 1912, the Democratic Party nominated Wilson as their presidential candidate.
He kept the United States neutral in the early years of World War I, which contributed to his popular re-election in 1916.
Receiving the award was bittersweet, however, because he was unable to convince congressional opponents, such as Henry Cabot Lodge, to support the resolution endorsing U.S. entry into the League.
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 U.S. presidential election results --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In elections from 1789 to 1804, each elector voted for two individuals without indicating which was to be president and which vice president.
The 2000 presidential election exposed several deficiencies in the conduct of American elections: the possibility that a candidate could win more popular votes than his opponent and still lose the electoral college tally—Bush...
Election Reform Debate in the U.S. Amid calls for a radical overhaul of the U.S. electoral system, George W. Bush was inaugurated as president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2001.
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 An analysis of the U.S. Presidential Election of 2000 -- " [Free Republic]
Bear in mind that there have been five elections since the last Electoral College misfire in 1888 that tiny shifts in the vote, sometimes just a few hundred people in a handful of states, could have delivered the presidency to the candidate finishing second in the popular vote.
Within days of her own election, Hillary Clinton said "I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president." Bi-partisan proposals are already going forward in Congress.
It is the pervasive fear throughout the thin states that if the president were chosen by direct election, whatever influence they retain through their disproportionate strength in the Electoral College would disappear, swamped beneath the massive populations of the mega-states.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3aecb4892216.htm   (2464 words)

 Presidential and Congressional Election Returns
The first popular election of a U.S. senator from Virginia occurred in the general election held on 7 November 1916.
Proceedings of elections for U.S. senators by the General Assembly may be found in the journals of the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate.
The existence of the carefully preserved historical election returns for the offices of president and vice president—versus the lack of other federal election returns—is an indication of the significance attached to this office.
www.lva.lib.va.us /whatwehave/elect/pres_election.htm   (1696 words)

 President Elect
Articles should be related to presidential elections, analysis, the electoral college, relevant Constitution issues, election law, winning and losing presidential / vice presidential candidates, etc. We will not accept articles that are politically biased or are deemed not relevant.
He is the first president to lose the popular vote in his first election and then be re-elected to a second term.
Welcome to President Elect, the homepage for information on the election of U.S. Presidents and the electoral college.
www.presidentelect.org   (203 words)

 President Elect - 2004
The 2004 election was a race between the incumbent president, Republican George W. Bush, and the Democratic candidate, Senator John Kerry.
Once again Ralph Nader, thought of by some as a spoiler in the 2000 election when he was the Green Party candidate, threw his hat in the ring this time as an independent candidate with the endorsement of the Reform Party.
The President Elect Electoral Projection and Computer Analysis that were on this page before the election have been moved.
www.presidentelect.org /e2004.html   (221 words)

 U.S. Presidential election - OneLook Dictionary Search
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We found one dictionary with English definitions that includes the word U.S. Presidential election:
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 ElectionsCentral- A History of Presidential Elections
This part of our site provides the history of each Presidential election.
Welcome to our History of Presidential Elections Site.
We present both the popular and electoral votes in each election, as well as states won, issues in the election and turnout.
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 Its A Matter Of Opinion » Blog Archive » Moonbats Who Lie
[b] Certainly, Gore’s character was discredited in the 2000 presidential election when a Republican researcher found, in an obscure handout, the claim that Al had “invented the Internet”.
[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presidential_election,_2004]This election [/url] Bush won the popular vote with 59,133,135 to Kerry& 55,574,629 and the electoral vote with 274 to Kerry& 252.
I am not an American, but I seemed to recall that the last election in which Bush defeated the hapless Al Gore was pretty close, so I did some snooping, or “dirt digging” as Phil would call it.
www.observationdeck.org /weblogs?p=188   (1015 words)

November - Woodrow Wilson defeats Charles E. Hughes in the U.S. presidential election
November 18 - World War I: First Battle of the Somme ends - In France, British Expeditionary Force commander Douglas Haig calls off the battle which started on July 1, 1916.
November 7 - Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives.
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