United States presidential elections in Maryland

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Presidential elections in Maryland
Map of the United States with Maryland highlighted
No. of elections 58
Voted Democrat 26
Voted Republican 14
Voted Whig 5
Voted Democratic-Republican 8
Voted Federalist 1
Voted other 4[a]
Voted for winning candidate 42
Voted for losing candidate 16

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Maryland, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, Maryland 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 943,169 33.91 Hillary Clinton 1,677,928 60.33 - 10
2012 Barack Obama 1,677,844 61.97 Mitt Romney 971,869 35.90 - 10
2008 Barack Obama 1,629,467 61.92 John McCain 959,862 36.47 - 10
2004 George W. Bush 1,024,703 42.93 John Kerry 1,334,493 55.91 - 10
2000 George W. Bush 813,797 40.18 Al Gore 1,145,782 56.57 - 10
1996 Bill Clinton 966,207 54.25 Bob Dole 681,530 38.27 Ross Perot 115,812 6.50 10
1992 Bill Clinton 988,571 49.80 George H. W. Bush 707,094 35.62 Ross Perot 281,414 14.18 10
1988 George H. W. Bush 876,167 51.11 Michael Dukakis 826,304 48.20 - 10
1984 Ronald Reagan 879,918 52.51 Walter Mondale 787,935 47.02 - 10
1980 Ronald Reagan 680,606 44.18 Jimmy Carter 726,161 47.14 John B. Anderson 119,537 7.76 10
1976 Jimmy Carter 759,612 53.04 Gerald Ford 672,661 46.96 - 10
1972 Richard Nixon 829,305 61.26 George McGovern 505,781 37.36 - 10
1968 Richard Nixon 517,995 41.94 Hubert Humphrey 538,310 43.59 George Wallace 178,734 14.47 10
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 730,912 65.47 Barry Goldwater 385,495 34.53 - 10
1960 John F. Kennedy 565,808 53.61 Richard Nixon 489,538 46.39 - 9
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 559,738 60.04 Adlai Stevenson II 372,613 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
- 9
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 499,424 55.36 Adlai Stevenson II 395,337 43.83 - 9
1948 Harry S. Truman 286,521 48.01 Thomas E. Dewey 294,814 49.40 Strom Thurmond 2,476 0.41 8
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 315,490 51.85 Thomas E. Dewey 292,949 48.15 - 8
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 384,546 58.25 Wendell Willkie 269,534 40.83 - 8
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 389,612 62.35 Alf Landon 231,435 37.04 - 8
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 314,314 61.50 Herbert Hoover 184,184 36.04 - 8
1928 Herbert Hoover 301,479 57.06 Al Smith 223,626 42.33 - 8
1924 Calvin Coolidge 162,414 45.29 John W. Davis 148,072 41.29 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 47,157 13.15 8
1920 Warren G. Harding 236,117 55.11 James M. Cox 180,626 42.16 Parley P. Christensen 1,645 0.38 8
1916 Woodrow Wilson 138,359 52.80 Charles E. Hughes 117,347 44.78 - 8
1912 Woodrow Wilson 112,674 48.57 Theodore Roosevelt 57,789 24.91 William H. Taft 54,956 23.69 8
1908 William H. Taft 116,513 48.85 William Jennings Bryan 115,908 48.59 - 8 Electoral vote split six for Taft to two for Bryan.
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 109,497 48.83 Alton B. Parker 109,446 48.81 - 8 Electoral vote split one for Roosevelt to seven for Parker.
1900 William McKinley 136,185 51.50 William Jennings Bryan 122,238 46.23 - 8
1896 William McKinley 136,959 54.73 William Jennings Bryan 104,150 41.62 - 8
1892 Grover Cleveland 113,866 53.39 Benjamin Harrison 92,736 43.48 James B. Weaver 796 0.37 8
1888 Benjamin Harrison 99,986 47.40 Grover Cleveland 106,188 50.34 - 8
1884 Grover Cleveland 96,866 52.07 James G. Blaine 85,748 46.10 - 8
1880 James A. Garfield 78,515 45.59 Winfield S. Hancock 93,706 54.41 - 8
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 71,980 43.95 Samuel J. Tilden 91,779 56.05 - 8
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 66,760 49.66 Horace Greeley 67,687 50.34 - 8
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 30,438 32.8 Horatio Seymour 62,357 67.2 - 7
1864 Abraham Lincoln 40,153 55.1 George B. McClellan 32,739 44.9 - 7

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 2,294 2.5 Stephen A. Douglas 5,966 6.4 John C. Breckinridge 42,482 45.9 John Bell 41,760 45.1 8

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 39,123 45.04 John C. Frémont 285 0.33 Millard Fillmore 47,452 54.63 8
1852 Franklin Pierce 40,022 53.28 Winfield Scott 35,077 46.69 John P. Hale 21 0.03 8
1848 Zachary Taylor 37,702 52.10 Lewis Cass 34,528 47.72 Martin Van Buren 129 0.18 8
1844 James K. Polk 32,706 47.61 Henry Clay 35,984 52.39 - 8
1840 William Henry Harrison 33,528 53.83 Martin Van Buren 28,752 46.17 - 10
1836 Martin Van Buren 22,267 46.27 William Henry Harrison 25,852 53.73 various[d] 10
1832 Andrew Jackson 19,156 49.99 Henry Clay 19,160 50.01 William Wirt no ballots 10 Electoral vote split five for Clay to three for Jackson, with two votes withheld.
1828 Andrew Jackson 22,782 49.75 John Quincy Adams 23,014 50.25 - 11 Electoral vote split six for Adams to five for Jackson.

Election of 1824

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) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1824 Andrew Jackson 14,523 43.73 John Quincy Adams 14,632 44.05 Henry Clay 695 2.09 William H. Crawford 3,364 10.13 Electoral vote split, seven for Jackson, three for Adams, and one for Crawford.

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all 8 of Maryland's electoral votes, and all electoral votes nationwide except one vote in New Hampshire. To the extent that a popular vote was held, it was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - 11 Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 11 Electoral vote was split, 6 for Madison, 5 for Clinton.
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 11 Electoral vote split, nine for Madison and 2 for Pinckney.
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 11 Electoral vote split, eleven for Jefferson, two for Pinckney.
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 10 Electoral vote split, five for Jefferson, five for Adams.
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 11 Electoral vote split, seven for Adams, four for Jefferson.
1792 George Washington - 8 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - 6 Washington effectively ran unopposed.

Notes

  1. ^ John C. Breckinridge 1860; Millard Fillmore, 1856; George Washington, 1788-89, 1792
  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. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  4. ^ 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 Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in Maryland.
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