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U.S. presidential election, 1884

Presidential CandidateElectoral Vote Popular Vote Pct Party Running Mate
(Electoral Votes)
Grover Cleveland of New York (W) 219 4,874,986 50.1 Democrat Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana (219)
James G. Blaine of Maine 182 4,851,981 49.9 Republican John A. Logan of Illinois (182)
Total 100.0%
Other elections: 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896
Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register

On November 4, 1884, Democrat Grover Cleveland defeated Republican James G. Blaine, ending a particularly acrimonious campaign. The outcome of the race was determined by the electoral vote of New York, which Cleveland won with a plurality of just 1100 votes. Statesman Carl Schurz was among those who crossed party lines -- swing votes can make the difference on election day -- to support Cleveland, the first Democrat to occupy the White House after the American Civil War.

Source: Library of Congress

See also: President of the United States, U.S. presidential election, 1884, History of the United States (1865-1918)