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|United States Presidential Election, 1920|
|November 2, 1920|
|Nominee||Alexander Palmer||Frank O. Lowden|
|Running mate||John W. Davis||Howard Sutherland|
The election was dominated by the aftermath of the World War, and the effects on the nation, as well as more minor events, such as the Red Scare and the labour riots of the late 1910's. Palmer, despite leading for the majority of the race, was attacked by most political groups during the election due to his directing of the Palmer raids against anarchist, socialists and communists during 1919. He campaigned against "internationalism" and the newly formed International Executive, as well as anarchists, who during the election season partook in a wave of bombings that furthered Palmer's own electoral base.
Winning both the electoral vote and popular votes by both sizeable margins, Palmer defeated Lowden, reaffirming Democratic control of the White House, and bringing about a new era of American conservatism.