United States presidential election, 1924
United States
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November 4, 1924
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Nominee Upton Sinclair Unknown
Party Socialist Democratic
Home state New Jersey
Running mate Hosea Blackford

President before election

Upton Sinclair

Elected President

Upton Sinclair

The United States presidential election of 1924 was the 35th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 4, 1924 against a backdrop of rising prosperity and drop in tensions with the Confederate States, as well as a failed uprising against US forces occupying Canada. Socialist president Upton Sinclair was easily reelected over the Democratic candidate.

It was also the first presidential election in US history in which women all across the country could vote, though in some states, such as Ohio, a presidential candidate was the only candidate on the ballot they could vote for.

The Election[]

Four years of Socialist policies had created prosperity in the United States. The stock market was booming, and millions of working-and-middle class people were buying goods that used to be limited to the rich, such as automobiles and radios. Tensions with the neighboring Confederate States had also gone down after Sinclair ended reparations repayments in 1923. On the other hand, discontented Canadians rose in revolt in the summer of 1924, but were ultimately defeated. Sinclair let them off easy, which annoyed quite a few Americans who had spent so much blood and money in the Great War conquering Canada; this created a dilemma for many Americans who liked the Socialists' domestic policies but also liked the Democrats' foreign policies. Still, Sinclair and his vice president, Hosea Blackford, were easily renominated at the Socialist national convention in Chicago. That November, the president defeated the Democrats' bid for the Powel House and was re-elected for another four years.

Literary Comment[]

The Democratic candidate was never identified in the text.

OTL Election[]

As in the Southern Victory timeline, 1924 saw the incumbent President, in this case Republican Calvin Coolidge, handily defeating his challenger, in this case Democrat John W. Davis. Robert M. La Follette also ran on a revived Progressive Party, but only won his home state of Wisconsin.