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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 1, 1904)
JPDIY 1, iM.'
Democratic N action eJ Convention
The democratic national convention
will meet at St. Louis, July 6. It is
impossible at this writing to predict
the outcome so far as the identity of
the candidates is concerned. It seems
that Mr. Parker will go Into the con
vention with the largest number of
votes of any one candidate and yet it
does not seem at all likely that he will
In order that the readers of The
Commoner may know of the action of
the several state and territorial con
ventions, a .statement is hereinafter
printed showing the action of the
several state and territorial conven
tions and setting forth the number of
delegates to which each state and ter
ritory is entitled: '
Alabama, 22 delegate; adopted unit
rule; indorsed Parker.
Alaska, 6 delegates; unit rule; in
structed for Parker
Arizona, 6 delegates; instructed for
Arkansas, 18 delegates; instructed
for Parker. ,.
California, 20 delegates; instructed
Colorado, 10 delegates; uninstruct
Connecticut, 14 delegates; unit rule;
Delaware, 6 delegates; instructed
for Judge Gray.
District of Columbia, 6 delegates;
Florida, 10 delegates; uninstructed
Georgia, 26 delegates; unit rule;
Hawaii, 6 delegates; instructed for
Idaho, G delegates; instructed for
Illinois, 54 delegates; instructed for
Indiana, 30 delegates; unit rule;
Indian Territory, 6 delegates; unin
structed; said to be for Parker.
Iowa, 26 delegates; instructed for
Kansas, 20 delegates; uninstructed;
divided as to candidate.
Kentucky, 26 delegates; unit rule;
Louisiana, 18 delegates; instructed
Maine, 12 delegates; no instructions;
divided as to candidate.,
Maryland, 16 delegates; unit rule;
uninstructed; all for Gorman.
Massachusetts, 32 delegates; unit
rule and Olney instructions.
Michigan, 28 delegates; unit rule;
no instructions; divided as to candi
date. Minnesota, 22 delegates; uninstruct,
ed; divided as to candidate; Hearst
men claim majority.
Mississippi, 20 delegates; instructed
Missouri, 36 delegates; Instructed for
Montana, 6 delegates; uninstructed;
claimed for Hearst.
Nebraska, 16 delegates; uninstructed
as to candidate.
Nevada, 6 delegates; instructed, for
New Hampshire, 8 delegates; unin
structed; claimed to be for Parker.
New Jersey, 24 delegates; unit rule;
uninstructed; claimed for Grover
New Mexico, 6 delegates; instructed
New York, 78, delegates; unit rule;
North Carolina, 24 delegates; unin
structed. North Dakota, 8 delegates; unin
structed. Ohio, 46 degrees; unit rule; -uninstructed.
Oklahoma, 6 delegates; instructed
to co-operate with Kansas City plat-
unit rule; majority for Hearst.
Pennsylvania, 68 delegates;
Porto Rico, 6 delegates; uninstruct
ed. Rhode Island, 8 delegates; unin
structed, but favorable to Hearst.
South Carolina, 18 delegates; unin
S'outh Dakota, 8 delegates; in
structed for Hearst.
Tennessee, 24 delegates; unit rule;
Texas, 36 delegates; instructed for
Utah, 6 delegates; uninstructed.
Vermont, 8 delegates? uninstructed.
Virginia, 24 delegates; uninstructed.
Washington, 10 delegates; unin
structed; unit rule; claimed that ma
jority favors Hearst
West Virginia, 14 delegates; unin
structed; claimed to be for Senator
Wisconsin, 26 delegates; unit rule
and instructed for Edw. C. Wall.
Wyoming, 6 delegates; unit rule;
instructed. for Hearst.
Stability of Politico,! Parties
So far as the popular vote is con
cerned, there is never a "landslide" in
American politics. The stability with
which the two big parties hold their
own through election after election is
really wonderful. In England and
France the changes m public senti
ment are far more marked than here
in America. In the British elections a
change of more than jlO per cent has
often been found between two parlia
mentary elections. Since tho elpction
of Grant in 1868 down to the election
of 1900 there was a change of only 2
per cent in the republican vote with
respect to the total vote, though there
were greater fluctuations in the in
terim. We think of the defeat of Bry
an in 1896 as a bad one, and of his sec
ond defeat in 3900 as a veritable land
slide, but this Is only true from the
electoral college standpoint, and not
from the standpoint ol the popular
vote. The popular vote and the elec
toral college are not very intimately
associated. For example, a majority
of 1 in the popular vote of some great
pivotal state might give the favorite
candidate a very large majority in
the electoral college.
Recently, for one of the current pub
lications, Mr. F. B. Tracy prepared a
table showing the per cent of the to
tal vote received by each presidential
candidate since the last term of Abra
ham Lincoln, and we give it as fol
1872 Grant C3
1870 Hayes 18
1880 Garfield 48
1884 Blaine 48
1888 Harrison .'.... 47
1892 Harrison 42
1896 McKinley 51
1900 McKinley fal
1868 Seymour 47
1872 Greeley 44
1876 Tilden 50
1880 Hancock 48
1884 Cleveland 18
1888 Cleveland 48
1892 Cleveland 46
3896 Bryan 46
1900 Bryan 45
Some curious things are here re
vealed. Grant and McKinley were the
only presidents in fifty years who re
ceived a majority of the whole pop
ular vote. From Grant's last tefm
down to the first election of McKinley
neither party had a majority of the
total vote cast, the nearest to it being
Tilden, in 1876, who received just .half
or tne popular uauot. Tne seconci
tory,- yet ho received but 46 per cont
of tho total vote, and that was 2 per
cont less than he had received at cither
of the other two elections ut which
ho was a candidate. Blaino received
48 per cent of the total vote and was
beaten by Cleveland. In 1888 Harrison
received only 47 per cont of the total
vote, yet he beat Cleveland, who ex
actly hold his own. But an even
stranger outcome was mat of tho elec
tion of 1896, when Biyan, receiving
exactly the per cent of tho popular
vote with which Cleveland bad been
elected four years botore, neverthe
less lost his electoral college by a vote
of 176 to 277. At his second candi
dacy Bryan lost 1 per cent, dropping to
45 per cent of the total, but his loss
in the electornl college was at a great
er ratio, the vote standing 155 to 292.
It will be noticed that between 3884
and 1892 both parties declined in their
percentages of the popular vote. This
meant, of course, that tne small politi
cal paittes were making some head
way. In 1892, for example, the pop
ulist party polled 1,000,000 votes. In
1896 the republican percentage in
creased by 8 over 1892, whereas the
democrats lost nothing. But m 1890
the vote of the small parties declined
from 11 per cent of the total in 1892
to only 3. This meant that the pop
ulists had gone into tho democratic
party and that tho republicans had
drawn from the domocrata and tho
stay-at-homes enough to increase by
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