On November 8, 1892, Washington voters choose Republicans Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) as president and John H. McGraw (1850-1910) as governor, but Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) wins the presidency. Republicans have a majority in the state legislature, but because they cannot agree with Populists, they fail to elect a U.S. Senator. That seat remains vacant for two years.
The results for selected races were as follows:
- Benjamin Harrison (R) - 36,470
- Grover Cleveland (D) - 29,844
- James Weaver (Populist) - 19,093
- John H. McGraw (R) - 33,228
- Henry J. Snively (D) - 28,948