Friday, April 27, 2007

1912 Presidential Ballot

This picture is from the Henry Ford Museum and is the “official ballot for presidential elector for Election District No. 2, Town of Castile…”

I find the pictures which each party fascinating! The 1912 election was one of the few times that a third party (TR and the Bull Moose Party) made a major dent in our two party system. Actually TR got a million more votes than the Republican nominee, Taft. The Henry Ford Museum writes about this election: “The presidential election of 1912 brought Americans a difficult choice between a reform Democrat, a conservative Republican, and one of the most popular presidents of the era.”

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