Woodrow Wilson – Democrat
Theodore Roosevelt – Progressive (Bull Moose Party)
William H. Taft - Republican
Eugene Debs – Socialist
Vice Presidential Candidates:
Thomas R. Marshall - Democrat
Hiram Johnson – Progressive (Bull Moose Party)
Nicholas Butler - Republican
Emil Seidel - Socialist
The popular vote was won by Wilson-Marshall by 2,173,563 votes.
- Wilson-Marshall – 6,296,284
- Roosevelt-Johnson – 4,122,721
- Taft-Butler – 3,486,242
- Debs-Seidel – 901,551
The electoral vote was won by Wilson-Marshall by 347 votes.
- Wilson-Marshall – 435
- Roosevelt-Johnson – 88
- Taft-Butler - 8
- Debs-Seidel – 0
Electoral and Popular Votes – Wilson-Marshall won 40 states.
Key Campaign Issues of the Election of 1912:
Three of the key issues during the election of 1912 were how to deal with trusts, whether women should have the right to vote, and whether tariffs should be used to protect trade in the United States.
- This was the last election in which a third party candidate beat one of the two major party candidates. Roosevelt of the Bull Moose Party came in second while Taft of the Republican Party came in third.
- James S. Sherman was the Vice-President for Taft and was selected to be the running mate of Taft but he died a week before the election.