U.S. presidential election, 1884
|Presidential Candidate||Electoral Vote||Popular Vote||Pct||Party||Running Mate
|Grover Cleveland (W)||219||4,874,986||50.1||Democrat||Thomas A. Hendricks (219)|
|James G. Blaine||182||4,851,981||49.9||Republican||John A. Logan (182)|
|Other elections: 1872, 1876, 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892, 1896|
|Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register|
On November 4, 1884, Democrat Grover Cleveland defeated Republican James G. Blaine, ending a particularly acrimonious campaign. The outcome of the race was determined by the electoral vote of New York, which Cleveland won with a plurality of just 1100 votes. Statesman Carl Schurz was among those who crossed party lines -- swing votes can make the difference on election day -- to support Cleveland, the first Democrat to occupy the White House after the American Civil War.
Source: Library of Congress