United States presidential elections in Ohio

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Presidential elections in Ohio
Map of the United States with Ohio highlighted
No. of elections 54
Voted Democrat 17
Voted Republican 28
Voted Whig 3
Voted Democratic-Republican 6
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 44
Voted for losing candidate 10

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Ohio, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1803, Ohio 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[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 2,841,006 51.31 Hillary Clinton 2,394,169 43.24 - 18
2012 Barack Obama 2,827,710 50.67 Mitt Romney 2,661,433 47.69 - 18
2008 Barack Obama 2,940,044 51.50 John McCain 2,677,820 46.91 - 20
2004 George W. Bush 2,859,768 50.81 John Kerry 2,741,167 48.71 - 20
2000 George W. Bush 2,351,209 49.97 Al Gore 2,186,190 46.46 - 21
1996 Bill Clinton 2,148,222 47.38 Bob Dole 1,859,883 41.02 Ross Perot 483,207 10.66 21
1992 Bill Clinton 1,984,942 40.18 George H. W. Bush 1,894,310 38.35 Ross Perot 1,036,426 20.98 21
1988 George H. W. Bush 2,416,549 55.00 Michael Dukakis 1,939,629 44.15 - 23
1984 Ronald Reagan 2,678,560 58.90 Walter Mondale 1,825,440 40.14 - 23
1980 Ronald Reagan 2,206,545 51.51 Jimmy Carter 1,752,414 40.91 John B. Anderson 254,472 5.94 25
1976 Jimmy Carter 2,011,621 48.92 Gerald Ford 2,000,505 48.65 - 25
1972 Richard Nixon 2,441,827 59.63 George McGovern 1,558,889 38.07 - 25
1968 Richard Nixon 1,791,014 45.23 Hubert Humphrey 1,700,586 42.95 George Wallace 467,495 11.81 26
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 2,498,331 62.94 Barry Goldwater 1,470,865 37.06 - 26
1960 John F. Kennedy 1,944,248 46.72 Richard Nixon 2,217,611 53.28 - 25
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 2,262,610 61.11 Adlai Stevenson II 1,439,655 38.89 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
- 25
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 2,100,391 56.76 Adlai Stevenson II 1,600,367 43.24 - 25
1948 Harry S. Truman 1,452,791 49.48 Thomas E. Dewey 1,445,684 49.24 Strom Thurmond - 25
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,570,763 49.82 Thomas E. Dewey 1,582,293 50.18 - 25
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,733,139 52.2 Wendell Willkie 1,586,773 47.8 - 26
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,747,140 57.99 Alf Landon 1,127,855 37.44 - 26
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 1,301,695 49.88 Herbert Hoover 1,227,319 47.03 - 26
1928 Herbert Hoover 1,627,546 64.89 Al Smith 864,210 34.45 - 24
1924 Calvin Coolidge 1,176,130 58.33 John W. Davis 477,888 23.7 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 357,948 17.75 24
1920 Warren G. Harding 1,182,022 58.47 James M. Cox 780,037 38.58 - 24
1916 Woodrow Wilson 604,161 51.86 Charles E. Hughes 514,753 44.18 - 24
1912 Woodrow Wilson 424,834 40.96 Theodore Roosevelt 229,807 22.16 William H. Taft 278,168 26.82 24
1908 William H. Taft 572,312 51.03 William Jennings Bryan 502,721 44.82 - 23
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 600,095 59.75 Alton B. Parker 344,674 34.32 - 23
1900 William McKinley 543,918 52.30 William Jennings Bryan 474,882 45.66 - 23
1896 William McKinley 525,991 51.86 William Jennings Bryan 477,497 47.08 - 23
1892 Grover Cleveland 404,115 47.53 Benjamin Harrison 405,187 47.66 James B. Weaver 14,850 1.75 23 Electoral vote split 22 (Harrison) to 1 (Cleveland)
1888 Benjamin Harrison 416,054 49.51 Grover Cleveland 396,455 47.18 - 23
1884 Grover Cleveland 368,280 46.94 James G. Blaine 400,082 50.99 - 23
1880 James A. Garfield 375,048 51.73 Winfield S. Hancock 340,821 47.01 James B. Weaver 6,456 0.89 22
1876[1] Rutherford B. Hayes 330,698 50.21 Samuel J. Tilden 323,182 49.07 - 22
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 281,852 53.24 Horace Greeley 244,321 46.15 - 22
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 280,159 54.0 Horatio Seymour 238,506 46.0 - 21
1864 Abraham Lincoln 265,674 56.4 George B. McClellan 205,609 43.6 - 21

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 231,709 52.3 Stephen A. Douglas 187,421 42.3 John C. Breckinridge 11,406 2.6 John Bell 12,194 2.8 23

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 170,874 44.21 John C. Frémont 187,497 48.51 Millard Fillmore 28,126 7.28 23
1852 Franklin Pierce 168,933 47.83 Winfield Scott 152,523 43.18 John P. Hale 31,732 8.98 23
1848 Zachary Taylor 138,359 42.12 Lewis Cass 154,773 47.12 Martin Van Buren 35,347 10.76 23
1844 James K. Polk 149,061 47.74 Henry Clay 155,113 49.68 - 23
1840 William Henry Harrison 148,157 54.1 Martin Van Buren 124,782 45.57 - 21
1836 Martin Van Buren 96,238 47.56 William Henry Harrison 104,958 51.87 various[c] 21
1832 Andrew Jackson 81,246 51.33 Henry Clay 76,539 48.35 William Wirt 509 0.32 21
1828 Andrew Jackson 67,596 51.6 John Quincy Adams 63,453 48.4 - 16

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 12,280 24.55 John Quincy Adams 18,489 36.96 Henry Clay 19,255 38.49 William H. Crawford no ballots 16

Elections of 1816 and 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all eight of Ohio’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(s) (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - 8 Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 7
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 3
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 3

References

  1. ^ David Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections; Ohio, 1876

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  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 Ohio.
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