The United States presidential election of 1912 was the 32nd quadrennial election, held on Tuesday, November 5th 1912. The election was a three-way contest, and the beginning of the Fifth Party System. Incumbent President William Howard Taft was renominated by the Republican Party with the help of its conservative wing. After former President Theodore Roosevelt failed to obtain the Republican nomination he organised his own convention and formed the Progressive Party. Democrat Champ Clark was nominated on the 40th ballot of a contentious convention.
|Presidential Candidate||Party||Home State||Popular Vote||Electoral Vote||Running Mate||Home State|
|Theodore Roosevelt||Progressive||New York||37.40%||278||Hiram Johnson||California|
|Champ Clark||Democratic||Missouri||34.84%||233||Thomas R. Marshall||Indiana|
|William Howard Taft||Republican||Ohio||20.17%||20||Nicholas M. Butler||New York|
|Eugene V. Debs||Socialist||Indiana||0||Emil Seidel||Wisconsin|