United States presidential elections in New York

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Presidential elections in New York
Map of the United States with New York highlighted
No. of elections 57
Voted Democrat 24
Voted Republican 21
Voted Whig 2
Voted Democratic-Republican 7
Voted Federalist 1
Voted other 1[a]
Voted for winning candidate 48
Voted for losing candidate 9

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in New York, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, New York has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1788-89, when it failed to appoint its allotment of eight electors because of a deadlock in the state legislature.

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 2,639,994 36.83 Hillary Clinton 4,149,500 57.89 - - 29
2012 Barack Obama 4,485,741 63.35 Mitt Romney 2,490,431 35.17 - 29
2008 Barack Obama 4,804,945 62.88 John McCain 2,752,771 36.03 - 31
2004 George W. Bush 2,962,567 40.08 John Kerry 4,314,280 58.37 - 31
2000 George W. Bush 2,403,374 35.23 Al Gore 4,107,697 60.21 - 33
1996 Bill Clinton 3,756,177 59.47 Bob Dole 1,933,492 30.61 Ross Perot 503,458 7.97 33
1992 Bill Clinton 3,444,450 49.73 George H. W. Bush 2,346,649 33.88 Ross Perot 1,090,721 15.75 33
1988 George H. W. Bush 3,081,871 47.52 Michael Dukakis 3,347,882 51.62 - 36
1984 Ronald Reagan 3,664,763 53.84 Walter Mondale 3,119,609 45.83 - 36
1980 Ronald Reagan 2,893,831 46.66 Jimmy Carter 2,728,372 43.99 John B. Anderson 467,801 7.54 41
1976 Jimmy Carter 3,389,558 51.95 Gerald Ford 3,100,791 47.52 - 41
1972 Richard Nixon 4,192,778 58.54 George McGovern 2,951,084 41.21 - 41
1968 Richard Nixon 3,007,932 44.30 Hubert Humphrey 3,378,470 49.76 George Wallace 358,864 5.29 43
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 4,913,156 68.56 Barry Goldwater 2,243,559 31.31 - 43
1960 John F. Kennedy 3,830,085 52.53 Richard Nixon 3,446,419 47.27 - 45
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 4,340,340 61.19 Adlai Stevenson II 2,750,769 38.78 - 45
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 3,952,815 55.45 Adlai Stevenson II 3,104,601 43.55 - 45
1948 Harry S. Truman 2,780,204 45.01 Thomas E. Dewey 2,841,163 45.99 Strom Thurmond - - 47
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 3,304,238 52.31 Thomas E. Dewey 2,987,647 47.3 - 47
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 3,251,918 51.60 Wendell Willkie 3,027,478 48.04 - 47
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 3,293,222 58.85 Alf Landon 2,180,670 38.97 - 47
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 2,534,959 54.07 Herbert Hoover 1,937,963 41.33 - 47
1928 Herbert Hoover 2,193,344 49.79 Al Smith 2,089,863 47.44 - 45
1924 Calvin Coolidge 1,820,058 55.76 John W. Davis 950,796 29.13 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 474,913 14.55 45
1920 Warren G. Harding 1,871,167 64.56 James M. Cox 781,238 26.95 Parley P. Christensen 18,413 0.64 45
1916 Woodrow Wilson 759,426 44.51 Charles E. Hughes 879,238 51.53 - 45
1912 Woodrow Wilson 655,573 41.27 Theodore Roosevelt 390,093 24.56 William H. Taft 455,487 28.68 45
1908 William H. Taft 870,070 53.11 William Jennings Bryan 667,468 40.74 - 39
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 859,533 53.13 Alton B. Parker 683,981 42.28 - 39
1900 William McKinley 822,013 53.10 William Jennings Bryan 678,462 43.83 - 36
1896 William McKinley 819,838 57.58 William Jennings Bryan 551,369 38.72 - 36
1892 Grover Cleveland 654,868 48.99 Benjamin Harrison 609,350 45.58 James B. Weaver 16,429 1.23 36
1888 Benjamin Harrison 650,338 49.28 Grover Cleveland 635,965 48.19 - 36
1884 Grover Cleveland 563,154 48.25 James G. Blaine 562,005 48.15 - 36
1880 James A. Garfield 555,544 50.32 Winfield S. Hancock 534,511 48.42 James B. Weaver 12,373 1.12 35
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 489,207 48.17 Samuel J. Tilden 521,949 51.40 - 35
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 440,738 53.23 Horace Greeley 387,282 46.77 - 35
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 419,888 49.4 Horatio Seymour 429,883 50.6 - 33
1864 Abraham Lincoln 368,735 50.5 George B. McClellan 361,986 49.5 - 33

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 362,646 53.7 Stephen A. Douglas no ballots John C. Breckinridge no ballots John Bell no ballots 35

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 195,878 32.84 John C. Frémont 276,004 46.27 Millard Fillmore 124,604 20.89 35
1852 Franklin Pierce 262,083 50.18 Winfield Scott 234,882 44.97 John P. Hale 25,329 4.85 35
1848 Zachary Taylor 218,583 47.94 Lewis Cass 114,319 25.07 Martin Van Buren 120,497 26.43 36
1844 James K. Polk 237,588 48.9 Henry Clay 232,482 47.85 - 36
1840 William Henry Harrison 226,001 51.18 Martin Van Buren 212,733 48.18 - 42
1836 Martin Van Buren 166,795 54.63 William Henry Harrison 138,548 45.37 various[c] 42
1832 Andrew Jackson 168,497 52.1 Henry Clay 154,896 47.9 William Wirt no ballots 42
1828 Andrew Jackson 139,412 51.45 John Quincy Adams 131,563 48.55 - 36 Electoral votes split, 20 for Jackson and 16 for Adams.

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 no popular vote - John Quincy Adams no popular vote - Henry Clay no popular vote - William H. Crawford no popular vote - 36 (Electoral College split, 26 for Adams, 5 for Crawford, 4 for Clay, and 1 for Jackson)

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In elections prior to 1824, New York did not conduct a popular vote. Each Elector was appointed by the state legislature.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Other national
candidates[b]
Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - - 29 In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all 29 of New York'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.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King - 29
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton - 29
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney - 19 Electoral vote was split 13 to 6, with 13 going to Madison and 6 going to George Clinton, who was a candidate for Vice President.
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney - 19
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams - 12
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson - 12
1792 George Washington - - 12 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - - n/a New York did not participate due to a deadlock in the state legislature; George Washington effectively ran unopposed, nationally.

Notes

  1. ^ George Washington, 1792.
  2. ^ a b c 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 Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in New York.
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