The Election Results


  Cartoonist:  Will Crawford
  Source:  Puck
  Date:  November 27, 1912

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This cover of Puck, the Democratic humor magazine, suggests that the 1912 election may mean the extinction of the Republican Party. Although bitterly divided in 1912 between conservative and party regulars behind William Howard Taft and progressives behind Theodore Roosevelt, the party soon regained its former strength. While narrowly winning reelection in 1916, Democrat Woodrow Wilson did not receive a popular majority. He defeated Republican Charles Evans Hughes 277-254 in the Electoral College, winning 49% of the popular vote to 46% for Hughes and 3% for Socialist Allan Benson. Republicans steadily gained seats in the Congressional elections of 1914 and 1916, retook control of both the House and Senate in the 1918 elections, and won the presidency under Warren G. Harding in 1920.













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