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1900 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

The 1900 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place on November 6, 1900 as part of the 1900 United States presidential election. Voters chose 15 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1900 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

← 1896 November 6, 1900 1904 →
Turnout67.4[1] Decrease 3.2 pp
  William McKinley by Courtney Art Studio, 1896.jpg WilliamJBryan1902.png
Nominee William McKinley William Jennings Bryan
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Nebraska
Running mate Theodore Roosevelt Adlai E. Stevenson
Electoral vote 15 0
Popular vote 238,866 156,997
Percentage 57.59% 37.85%

President before election

William McKinley

Elected President

William McKinley

Massachusetts overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, President William McKinley, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative and 1896 Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won Massachusetts by a margin of 19.74% in this rematch of the 1896 presidential election. The return of economic prosperity and recent victory in the Spanish–American War helped McKinley to score a decisive victory.

McKinley was able to win 13 out of the 14 counties in the state of Massachusetts. The only county that went to Bryan was Suffolk County, home to the state's capital and largest city, Boston. Bryan had previously lost the county to McKinley in 1896 and would lose it again to William Howard Taft in 1908.


1900 United States presidential election in Massachusetts[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican William McKinley of Ohio Theodore Roosevelt of New York 238,866 57.59% 15 100.00%
Democratic William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska Adlai Ewing Stevenson I of Illinois 156,997 37.85% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Job Harriman of California 9,607 2.32% 0 0.00%
Prohibition John Granville Woolley of Illinois Henry Brewer Metcalf of Rhode Island 6,202 1.50% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Joseph Francis Malloney of Massachusetts Valentine Remmel of Pennsylvania 2,599 0.86% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 533 0.13% 0 0.00%
Total 414,804 100.00% 15 100.00%


  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1900 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.