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Campaigning at Case: Presidential Elections, 1892-2008
1912: Three Parties

Republican, Democratic, and Progressive parties each had a student club at WRU. All brought speakers to campus, the Taft Club promising, “some of the best known Republican spellbinders out to show us who’s who.”

The WRU student newspaper reported on campus political activities.

Ohio Popular Vote
National Popular Vote
Electoral Vote
Woodrow Wilson (D) 424,834 (41%)
William H. Taft (R) 278,168 (26.8%)
Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive) 229.807 (22.2%)
Eugene V. Debs (Socialist) 90,164 (8.7%)
Eugene W. Chafin (Prohibition) 11,511 (1.1%)
Arthur E. Reimer (Socialist Labor) 2,630 (.3%)
Woodrow Wilson (D) 6,293,152 (41.84%)
Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive) 4,119,207 (27.39%)
William H. Taft (R) 3,486,333 (23.18%)
Eugene V. Debs (Socialist) 900,369 (5.99%)
Eugene W. Chafin (Prohibition) 207,972 (1.38%)
Arthur E. Reimer (Socialist Labor) 29,374 (.2%)
Woodrow Wilson (D) 435
Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive) 88
William H. Taft (R) 8

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, September 2004.