United States presidential elections in Louisiana

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Presidential elections in Louisiana
Map of the United States with Louisiana highlighted
No. of elections 51
Voted Democrat 32
Voted Republican 12
Voted Whig 2
Voted Democratic-Republican 3
Voted other 2[a]
Voted for winning candidate 32
Voted for losing candidate 19

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Louisiana, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1812, Louisiana has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, during the American Civil War. At that time, Louisiana was controlled by the Union and held elections, but electors were not ultimately counted.

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 1,178,004 58.00 Hillary Clinton 779,535 38.00 - - 8
2012 Barack Obama 809,141 40.58 Mitt Romney 1,152,262 57.78 - 8
2008 Barack Obama 782,989 39.93 John McCain 1,148,275 58.56 - 9
2004 George W. Bush 1,102,169 56.72 John Kerry 820,299 42.22 - 9
2000 George W. Bush 927,871 52.55 Al Gore 792,344 44.88 - 9
1996 Bill Clinton 927,837 52.01 Bob Dole 712,586 39.94 Ross Perot 123,293 6.91 9
1992 Bill Clinton 815,971 45.58 George H. W. Bush 733,386 40.97 Ross Perot 211,478 11.81 9
1988 George H. W. Bush 883,702 54.27 Michael Dukakis 734,281 44.06 - 10
1984 Ronald Reagan 1,037,299 60.77 Walter Mondale 651,586 38.18 - 10
1980 Ronald Reagan 792,853 51.20 Jimmy Carter 708,453 45.75 John B. Anderson 26,345 1.7 10
1976 Jimmy Carter 661,365 51.73 Gerald Ford 587,446 45.95 - 10
1972 Richard Nixon 686,852 65.32 George McGovern 298,142 28.35 - 10
1968 Richard Nixon 257,535 23.47 Hubert Humphrey 309,615 28.21 George Wallace 530,300 48.32 10
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 387,068 43.19 Barry Goldwater 509,225 56.81 - 10
1960 John F. Kennedy 407,339 50.42 Richard Nixon 230,980 28.59 Unpledged electors 169,572 20.99 10
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 329,047 53.28 Adlai Stevenson II 243,977 39.51 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors
States’ Rights
44,520 7.21 10
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 306,925 47.08 Adlai Stevenson II 345,027 52.92 - 10
1948 Harry S. Truman 136,344 32.75 Thomas E. Dewey 72,657 17.45 Strom Thurmond 204,290 49.07 10
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 281,564 80.59 Thomas E. Dewey 67,750 19.39 - 10
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 319,751 85.88 Wendell Willkie 52,446 14.09 - 10
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 292,894 88.82 Alf Landon 36,791 11.16 - 10
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 249,418 92.79 Herbert Hoover 18,853 7.01 - 10
1928 Herbert Hoover 51,160 23.70 Al Smith 164,655 76.29 - 10
1924 Calvin Coolidge 24,670 20.23 John W. Davis 93,218 76.44 Robert M. La Follette Sr. - - 10
1920 Warren G. Harding 38,538 30.49 James M. Cox 87,519 69.24 - 10
1916 Woodrow Wilson 79,875 85.90 Charles E. Hughes 6,466 6.95 - 10
1912 Woodrow Wilson 60,871 76.81 Theodore Roosevelt 9,283 11.71 William H. Taft 3,833 4.84 10
1908 William H. Taft 8,958 11.93 William Jennings Bryan 63,568 84.63 - 9
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 5,205 9.66 Alton B. Parker 47,708 88.50 - 9
1900 William McKinley 14,234 20.96 William Jennings Bryan 53,668 79.03 - 8
1896 William McKinley 22,037 21.81 William Jennings Bryan 77,175 76.38 - 8
1892 Grover Cleveland 87,926 76.53 Benjamin Harrison 26,963 23.47 James B. Weaver - - 8
1888 Benjamin Harrison 30,660 26.46 Grover Cleveland 85,032 73.37 - 8
1884 Grover Cleveland 62,594 57.22 James G. Blaine 46,347 42.37 - 8
1880 James A. Garfield 38,978 37.31 Winfield S. Hancock 65,047 62.27 James B. Weaver 437 0.42 8
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 75,315 51.65 Samuel J. Tilden 70,508 48.35 - 8
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 71,663 55.69 Horace Greeley 57,029 44.31 - 8
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 33,263 29.3 Horatio Seymour 80,225 70.7 - 7
1864 Abraham Lincoln George B. McClellan - n/a Controlled by the Union by 1864 and held elections, but electors were not ultimately counted.

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 no ballots Stephen A. Douglas 7,625 15.1 John C. Breckinridge 22,681 44.9 John Bell 20,204 40.0 6

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 22,164 51.7 John C. Frémont no ballots Millard Fillmore 20,709 48.3 6
1852 Franklin Pierce 18,647 51.94 Winfield Scott 17,255 48.06 John P. Hale no ballots 6
1848 Zachary Taylor 18,487 54.59 Lewis Cass 15,379 45.41 Martin Van Buren no ballots 6
1844 James K. Polk 13,782 51.3 Henry Clay 13,083 48.7 - 6
1840 William Henry Harrison 11,296 59.73 Martin Van Buren 7,616 40.27 - 5
1836 Martin Van Buren 3,842 51.74 Hugh Lawson White 3,583 48.26 various<[c] 5
1832 Andrew Jackson 3,908 61.67 Henry Clay 2,429 38.33 William Wirt no ballots 5
1828 Andrew Jackson 4,605 53.01 John Quincy Adams 4,082 46.99 - 5

Elections from 1812 to 1824

In elections from 1812 to 1824, Louisiana did not conduct a popular vote. Each Elector was appointed by state legislature.

The election of 1824 was a complex realigning election following the collapse of the prevailing Democratic-Republican Party, resulting in four different candidates each claiming to carry the banner of the party, and competing for influence in different parts of the country. The election was the only one in history to be decided by the House of Representatives under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution after no candidate secured a majority of the electoral vote. It was also the only presidential election in which the candidate who received a plurality of electoral votes (Andrew Jackson) did not become President, a source of great bitterness for Jackson and his supporters, who proclaimed the election of Adams a corrupt bargain.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser(s) (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1824 John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson
Henry Clay
William H. Crawford
5 Electoral vote was split, with Jackson receiving three votes and Adams receiving two votes.
1820 James Monroe - 3 Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 3
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 3

Notes

  1. ^ George Wallace, 1968; Strom Thurmond, 1948.
  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.
  3. ^ Three other candidates ran and received electoral votes nationally as part of the unsuccessful Whig strategy to defeat Martin Van Buren by running four candidates with local appeal in different regions of the country. The others were William Henry Harrison, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in Louisiana.
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