United States presidential elections in California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Presidential elections in California
Map of the United States with California highlighted
No. of elections 42
Voted Democrat 17
Voted Republican 24
Voted other 1[a]
Voted for winning candidate 32
Voted for losing candidate 10

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in California, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1850, California has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Elections from 1864 to present

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 4,483,810 31.62 Hillary Clinton 8,753,788 61.73 - - 55
2012 Barack Obama 7,854,285 60.24 Mitt Romney 4,839,958 37.12 - 55
2008 Barack Obama 8,274,473 61.01 John McCain 5,011,781 36.95 - 55
2004 George W. Bush 5,509,826 44.36 John Kerry 6,745,485 54.31 - 55
2000 George W. Bush 4,567,429 41.65 Al Gore 5,861,203 53.45 - 54
1996 Bill Clinton 5,119,835 51.10 Bob Dole 3,828,380 38.21 Ross Perot 697,847 6.96 54
1992 Bill Clinton 5,121,325 46.01 George H. W. Bush 3,630,574 32.61 Ross Perot 2,296,006 20.63 54
1988 George H. W. Bush 5,054,917 51.13 Michael Dukakis 4,702,233 47.56 - 47
1984 Ronald Reagan 5,467,009 57.51 Walter Mondale 3,922,519 41.27 - 47
1980 Ronald Reagan 4,524,858 52.69 Jimmy Carter 3,083,661 35.91 John B. Anderson 739,833 8.62 45
1976 Jimmy Carter 3,742,284 47.57 Gerald Ford 3,882,244 49.35 - 45
1972 Richard Nixon 4,602,096 55.00 George McGovern 3,475,847 41.54 - 45
1968 Richard Nixon 3,467,664 47.82 Hubert Humphrey 3,244,318 44.74 George Wallace 487,270 6.72 40
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 4,171,877 59.11 Barry Goldwater 2,879,108 40.79 - 40
1960 John F. Kennedy 3,224,099 49.55 Richard Nixon 3,259,722 50.10 - 32
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 3,027,668 55.39 Adlai Stevenson II 2,420,135 44.27 - 32
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 3,035,587 56.83 Adlai Stevenson II 2,257,646 42.27 - 32
1948 Harry S. Truman 1,913,134 47.57 Thomas E. Dewey 1,895,269 47.13 Strom Thurmond 1,228 0.03 25
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,988,564 56.48 Thomas E. Dewey 1,512,965 42.97 - 25
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,877,618 57.44 Wendell Willkie 1,351,419 41.34 - 22
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,766,836 66.95 Alf Landon 836,431 31.70 - 22
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,324,157 58.39 Herbert Hoover 847,902 37.39 - 22
1928 Herbert Hoover 1,162,323 64.69 Al Smith 614,365 34.19 - 13
1924 Calvin Coolidge 733,250 57.20 John W. Davis 105,514 8.23 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 424,649 33.13 13
1920 Warren G. Harding 624,992 66.20 James M. Cox 229,191 24.28 - 13
1916 Woodrow Wilson 466,289 46.65 Charles E. Hughes 462,516 46.27 - 13
1912 Woodrow Wilson 283,436 41.81 Theodore Roosevelt 283,610 41.83 William H. Taft 3,914 0.58 13 electoral votes split: 11 to Roosevelt, 2 to Wilson.
1908 William H. Taft 214,398 55.46 William Jennings Bryan 127,492 32.98 - 28,659 7.41 10
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 205,226 61.84 Alton B. Parker 89,404 26.94 - 10
1900 William McKinley 164,755 54.50 William Jennings Bryan 124,985 41.34 - 9
1896 William McKinley 146,688 49.16 William Jennings Bryan 144,766 48.51 - 8 Electoral vote split 8 to 1.
1892 Grover Cleveland 118,174 43.83 Benjamin Harrison 118,027 43.78 James B. Weaver 25,311 9.39 8 Electoral vote split 8 to 1.
1888 Benjamin Harrison 124,816 49.66 Grover Cleveland 117,729 46.84 - 8
1884 Grover Cleveland 89,288 45.33 James G. Blaine 102,369 51.97 - 8
1880 James A. Garfield 80,282 48.89 Winfield S. Hancock 80,426 48.98 James B. Weaver 3,381 2.06 6 Electoral vote split 5 to 1.
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 79,258 50.88 Samuel J. Tilden 76,460 49.08 - 6
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 54,007 56.38 Horace Greeley 40,717 42.51 - 6
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 54,588 50.2 Horatio Seymour 54,068 49.8 - 5
1864 Abraham Lincoln 62,053 58.6 George B. McClellan 43,837 41.4 - 5

Election of 1860

The election of 1860 was a complex realigning election in which the breakdown of the previous two-party alignment culminated in four parties each competing for influence in different parts of the country. The result of the election, with the victory of an ardent opponent of slavery, spurred the secession of eleven states and brought about the American Civil War.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln 38,733 32.3 Stephen A. Douglas 37,999 31.7 John C. Breckinridge 33,969 28.4 John Bell 9,111 7.6 4

Elections prior to 1860

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 53,342 48.38 John C. Frémont 20,704 18.78 Millard Fillmore 36,195 32.83 4
1852 Franklin Pierce 40,721 53.02 Winfield Scott 35,972 46.83 John P. Hale 61 0.08 4

Notes

  1. ^ Theodore Roosevelt, 1912.
  2. ^ a b For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_States_presidential_elections_in_California&oldid=787008461"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_elections_in_California
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "United States presidential elections in California"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA