The Election Results


 “Back to the Farm”
  Cartoonist:  Grant Hamilton
  Source:  Judge
  Date:  November 10, 1900

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
Dated four days after the presidential election of 1900, this Judge cover depicts William Jennings Bryan as a dejected farmer beginning the long journey home. He carries the “Four Years More of the Full Dinner Pail,” representing his second defeat to Republican William McKinley. This time, the incumbent president defeated his Democratic challenger by a margin of 292-155 in the Electoral College and 52%-46% in the popular vote; a slight increase over 1896, when McKinley won 276-176 on the Electoral College and 51%-41% in the popular vote. However, the victory consolidated previous gains to make the GOP the dominant party through the 1920s. Despite his loss, Bryan remained the leader of the Democratic Party, and would win a third presidential nomination in 1908. In the meantime, he focused on lecturing and writing about political, social, and religious topics.













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