1896 Michigan gubernatorial election

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1896 Michigan gubernatorial election

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Nominee Hazen S. Pingree Charles R. Sligh
Party Republican Silver
Popular vote 304,431 221,022
Percentage 55.57% 40.35%

Governor before election

John T. Rich
Republican

Elected Governor

Hazen S. Pingree
Republican

The 1896 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1896. Republican nominee Hazen S. Pingree defeated Democratic candidate Rufus S. Sprague with 55.57% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

Other candidates

  • Charles R. Sligh, Democratic People's Union Silver
  • Robert C. Safford, Prohibition
  • John Giberson, National

Results[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1896[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hazen S. Pingree 304,431 55.57
Silver Charles R. Sligh 221,022 40.35
Democratic Rufus S. Sprague 9,738 1.78
Prohibition Robert C. Safford 5,499 1.00
Write-ins 5,168 0.94
National John Giberson 1,944 0.36
Total votes 547,802 100
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - Nov 03, 1896". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 28, 2019.