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Weller’s Political Map of the United States Showing the Plurality Vote of the Presidential Election of 1892 in all States and Counties (Trenton, NJ: Political Map Publishing Co, 1893?).
Weller’s Political Map of the United States Showing the Plurality Vote of the Presidential Election of 1892 in all States and Counties (Trenton, NJ: Political Map Publishing Co, 1893?).
Prepared after the 1892 election, which pitted Republican Benjamin Harrison against Democrat Grover Cleveland for a second time, this map displayed the pluralities or majorities at both the county and state levels. Counties were shaded red, blue, or brown to signify Democratic, Republican, or Peoples party majorities. State boundaries were highlighted with the appropriate party color to indicate majorities for the entire state. In contrast to the 1888 election when Harrison won the electoral vote but not the popular vote, Cleveland won both the electoral and popular vote in 1892.

 

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