Tuesday, November 8, 2016

When You Could Choose Between Candidates From Nine Parties: 1904

From the Charlotte Observer, November, 1904

Today nine presidential tickets will go before the American people for their support, although only six will be generally voted upon. Besides the Democratic and Republican nominees there are candidates representing the following parties: People’s, Prohibition, Socialist Labor, Continental (labor), National Liberty (negro) and Lincoln (negro). The two negro parties, however, apparently ended their work when the national conventions adjourned, as no electors have been selected, or at least none will appear on any official ballot. The Continental party seems to be confined to Illinois, and perhaps to Chicago, the place of its origin.

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