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|United States presidential election, 1920|
|November 2, 1920|
|Nominee||William Gibbs McAdoo||Charles Evans Hughes||Robert M. La Follette|
|Home state||California||New York||Wisconsin|
|Running mate||A. Mitchell Palmer||Calvin Coolidge||William Borah|
As there were no any candidates that received a required majority of electors (433), the election was brought to the House of Representatives following the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment. Only Hughes and McAdoo that were admitted as candidates in the House. With a support that thrown by La Follette and the Peace Progressives to Hughes, he was elected president on February 1, 1921 with 21 states on the first ballot despite not winning the plurality of both the popular and electoral votes.