Thursday, October 09, 2008

Election Results in 1912

The election of 1912:

Candidates and number of votes:

Democrat: Woodrow Wilson-6,296,284 -41.8%

Republican: William Howard Taft-3,486,242- 23.2%

Progressive: Theodore Roosevelt-4,122,721-27.4%

Socialist: Eugene Victor Debs-901,551-6.0%

Socialist Labor: Arthur Elmer Reimer-29,324-0.2%

Prohibition: Eugene Wilder Chafin-208,156-1.4%

Look at how diverse this election was compared to this recent election. Three major candidates, all great presidents in they're own right. and the socialist candidate still gets nearly a million votes. What happened to that?