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|‹ 1884 1892 › ›|
|United States presidential election, 1884|
|November 6, 1880|
|Nominee||John Sherman||Thomas F. Bayard|
|Running mate||Levi P. Morton||Samuel J. Randall|
|Presidential election results map. Blue denotes states won by Bayard/Randall, Red denotes those won by Blaine/Sherman. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.|
President before election
James G. Blaine
The United States Presidential Election of 1888 was held on November 6, 1888. The Republicans were hoping that, with the withdrawal of President Hancock from seeking a third term, they might have a chance at securing the White House from the Democratic Party. At the same time, there was serious infighting within the Democratic Party, which had fractured between supporters of President Hancock and those of Governor Grover Cleveland. The Republican candidate James G. Blaine would win the election in one of the closest results recorded so far, both electorally and through the popular vote.
Republican Party nomination
- John Sherman, U.S. senator from Ohio
- James G. Blaine, former U.S. Senator from Maine
- Benjamin Harrison, former U.S. senator from Indiana
- Russell A. Alger, former governor of Michigan
- Walter Q. Gresham, former U.S. Treasury Secretary from Indiana
- William B. Allison, U.S. senator from Iowa
- Chauncey Depew, president of the New York Central Railroad from New York