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U.S. presidential election, 1916

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Presidential electoral votes by state.

At the time of the U.S. presidential election of 1916, Europe was embroiled in World War I. Public sentiment in the still neutral United States leaned towards the Allied Powers due to the occupation of parts of France and Belgium by the German Empire, but most American voters wanted to avoid involvement in the war, and preferred to continue a policy of strict neutrality.

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Nominations

Republican Party nomination

Republican Convention, The Coliseum, Chicago
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Republican Convention, The Coliseum, Chicago

The Republican Convention was held in Chicago, Illinois from 7 June to 10 June. U.S. Supreme Court justice Charles Evans Hughes was nominated as a compromise candidate to unite the Republican and Progressive factions which had split in 1912.

Democratic Party nomination

The Democratic Convention was held in Saint Louis, Missouri from 14 June to 16 June, renominating the sitting president Wilson.

Other nominations

The Progressives renominated former President Theodore Roosevelt, but he withdrew from the race and supported Hughes.

General election

Campaign

Woodrow Wilson campaigned for reelection on a pledge of continued neutrality in the Great War in Europe. Hughes advocated a program of greater mobilization and preparedness.

Results

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