United States presidential elections in Mississippi

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Presidential elections in Mississippi
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
No. of elections 48
Voted Democrat 29
Voted Republican 14
Voted Whig 1
Voted Democratic-Republican 1
Voted other 3[a]
Voted for winning candidate 28
Voted for losing candidate 20

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Mississippi, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1817, Mississippi has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, during the American Civil War, when the state had seceded to join the Confederacy, and the election of 1868, when the state was undergoing Reconstruction.

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 678,274 58.32 Hillary Clinton 462,127 39.74 - - 6
2012 Barack Obama 562,949 43.79 Mitt Romney 710,746 55.29 - 6
2008 Barack Obama 554,662 43.00 John McCain 724,597 56.18 - 6
2004 George W. Bush 684,981 59.45 John Kerry 458,094 39.76 - 6
2000 George W. Bush 572,844 57.62 Al Gore 404,614 40.7 - 7
1996 Bill Clinton 394,022 44.08 Bob Dole 439,838 49.21 Ross Perot 52,222 5.84 7
1992 Bill Clinton 400,258 40.77 George H. W. Bush 487,793 49.68 Ross Perot 85,626 8.72 7
1988 George H. W. Bush 557,890 59.89 Michael Dukakis 363,921 39.07 - 7
1984 Ronald Reagan 581,477 61.85 Walter Mondale 352,192 37.46 - 7
1980 Ronald Reagan 441,089 49.42 Jimmy Carter 429,281 48.09 John B. Anderson 12,036 1.35 7
1976 Jimmy Carter 381,309 49.56 Gerald Ford 366,846 47.68 - 7
1972 Richard Nixon 505,125 78.20 George McGovern 126,782 19.63 - 7
1968 Richard Nixon 88,516 13.52 Hubert Humphrey 150,644 23.02 George Wallace 415,349 63.46 7
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 52,618 12.86 Barry Goldwater 356,528 87.14 - 7
1960 John F. Kennedy 108,362 36.34 Richard Nixon 73,561 24.67 Harry F. Byrd 116,248 38.99 8 Unpledged electors won, voting for Byrd.[1]
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 60,685 24.46 Adlai Stevenson II 144,498 58.23 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors
States’ Rights
42,966 17.31 8
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 112,966 39.56 Adlai Stevenson II 172,566 60.44 - 8
1948 Harry S. Truman 19,384 10.09 Thomas E. Dewey 5,043 2.62 Strom Thurmond 167,538 87.17 9
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 168,479 93.56 Thomas E. Dewey 11,601 6.44 - 9
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 168,267 95.70 Wendell Willkie 7,364 4.19 - 9
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 157,318 97.06 Alf Landon 4,443 2.74 - 9
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 140,168 95.98 Herbert Hoover 5,180 3.55 - 9
1928 Herbert Hoover 27,153 17.90 Al Smith 124,539 82.10 - 10
1924 Calvin Coolidge 8,494 7.55 John W. Davis 100,474 89.34 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 3,494 3.11 10
1920 Warren G. Harding 11,576 14.03 James M. Cox 69,277 83.98 - 10
1916 Woodrow Wilson 80,422 92.78 Charles E. Hughes 4,253 4.91 - 10
1912 Woodrow Wilson 57,324 88.90 Theodore Roosevelt 3,549 5.50 William H. Taft 1,560 2.42 10
1908 William H. Taft 4,363 6.52 William Jennings Bryan 60,287 90.11 - 10
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 3,280 5.59 Alton B. Parker 53,480 91.07 - 10
1900 William McKinley 5,707 9.66 William Jennings Bryan 51,706 87.56 - 9
1896 William McKinley 4,819 6.92 William Jennings Bryan 63,355 91.04 - 9
1892 Grover Cleveland 40,030 76.22 Benjamin Harrison 1,398 2.66 James B. Weaver 10,118 19.27 9
1888 Benjamin Harrison 30,095 25.99 Grover Cleveland 85,451 73.8 - 9
1884 Grover Cleveland 77,653 64.34 James G. Blaine 43,035 35.66 - 9
1880 James A. Garfield 34,844 29.76 Winfield S. Hancock 75,750 64.71 James B. Weaver 5,797 4.95 8
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 52,603 31.92 Samuel J. Tilden 112,173 68.08 - 8
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 82,175 63.48 Horace Greeley 47,282 36.52 - 8
1868 Ulysses S. Grant No vote due to status of Reconstruction. Horatio Seymour -
1864 Abraham Lincoln No vote due to secession. George B. McClellan -

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 3,282 4.7 John C. Breckinridge 40,768 59.0 John Bell 25,045 36.2 7

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 35,456 59.44 John C. Frémont no ballots - Millard Fillmore 24,191 40.56 7
1852 Franklin Pierce 26,896 60.5 Winfield Scott 17,558 39.5 John P. Hale no ballots 7
1848 Zachary Taylor 25,911 49.4 Lewis Cass 26,545 50.6 Martin Van Buren no ballots 6
1844 James K. Polk 25,846 57.43 Henry Clay 19,158 42.57 - 6
1840 William Henry Harrison 19,515 53.43 Martin Van Buren 17,010 46.57 - 4
1836 Martin Van Buren 10,297 51.28 Hugh Lawson White 9,782 48.72 various[c] 4
1832 Andrew Jackson 5,750 100 Henry Clay no ballots William Wirt no ballots 4
1828 Andrew Jackson 6,763 81.05 John Quincy Adams 1,581 18.95 - 3

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 3,121 63.77 John Quincy Adams 1,654 33.80 Henry Clay no ballots - William H. Crawford 119 2.43 3

Election of 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all electoral votes (including Mississippi’s three electoral votes) except one vote in New Hampshire. The popular vote was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President.

Notes

  1. ^ George Wallace, 1968; Harry F. Byrd, 1960; 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 Mississippi.

References

  1. ^ Trende, Sean. "Did JFK Lose the Popular Vote?". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 20 September 2016. 
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