1912 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1912

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Nominee Woodrow Wilson Theodore Roosevelt Eugene V. Debs
Party Democratic Progressive Socialist
Home state New Jersey New York Indiana
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Hiram Johnson Emil Seidel
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 60,871 9,283 5,261
Percentage 76.81% 11.71% 6.64%

President before election

William Howard Taft

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

The 1912 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Louisiana voters chose ten representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 76.81% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 11.71% of the popular vote and the five-time candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States Eugene V. Debs (SIndiana), running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 13.33% of the popular vote.[1]

Louisiana was one of the states where the sitting president William Howard Taft came in fourth due to the hatred of the Republican Party in the American south.


United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 60,871 76.81%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 9,283 11.71%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 5,261 6.64%
Republican William Howard Taft 3,833 4.84%
Total votes 79,248 100%


  1. ^ a b "1912 Presidential Election Results Louisiana".
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