United States presidential elections in West Virginia

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Presidential elections in West Virginia
Map of the United States with West Virginia highlighted
No. of elections 39
Voted Democrat 19
Voted Republican 20
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 30
Voted for losing candidate 9

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in West Virginia, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1863, West Virginia has participated in every U.S. presidential election. Prior to 1863, the territory currently comprising the state of West Virginia was part of the state of Virginia, and citizens residing in that area have thus been able to participate in every U.S. election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 486,198 68.7 Hillary Clinton 187,457 26.5 - -  ? 5
2012 Barack Obama 238,269 35.54 Mitt Romney 417,655 62.3 - 5
2008 Barack Obama 303,857 42.59 John McCain 397,466 55.71 - 5
2004 George W. Bush 423,778 56.06 John Kerry 326,541 43.2 - 5
2000 George W. Bush 336,475 51.92 Al Gore 295,497 45.59 - 5
1996 Bill Clinton 327,812 51.51 Bob Dole 233,946 36.76 Ross Perot 71,639 11.26 5
1992 Bill Clinton 331,001 48.41 George H. W. Bush 241,974 35.39 Ross Perot 108,829 15.91 5
1988 George H. W. Bush 310,065 47.46 Michael Dukakis 341,016 52.2 - 6 electoral vote split: 5 to Dukakis, 1 to Bentsen (faithless elector)
1984 Ronald Reagan 405,483 55.11 Walter Mondale 328,125 44.6 - 6
1980 Ronald Reagan 334,206 45.3 Jimmy Carter 367,462 49.81 John B. Anderson 31,691 4.3 6
1976 Jimmy Carter 435,914 58.07 Gerald Ford 314,760 41.93 - 6
1972 Richard Nixon 484,964 63.61 George McGovern 277,435 36.39 - 6
1968 Richard Nixon 307,555 40.78 Hubert Humphrey 374,091 49.6 George Wallace 72,560 9.62 7
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 538,087 67.94 Barry Goldwater 253,953 32.06 - 7
1960 John F. Kennedy 441,786 52.73 Richard Nixon 395,995 47.27 - 8
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 449,297 54.08 Adlai Stevenson II 381,534 45.92 - 8
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 419,970 48.08 Adlai Stevenson II 453,578 51.92 - 8
1948 Harry S. Truman 429,188 57.32 Thomas E. Dewey 316,251 42.24 Strom Thurmond - - 8
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 392,777 54.89 Thomas E. Dewey 322,819 45.11 - 8
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 495,662 57.1 Wendell Willkie 372,414 42.9 - 8
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 502,582 60.56 Alf Landon 325,358 39.2 - 8
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 405,124 54.47 Herbert Hoover 330,731 44.47 - 8
1928 Herbert Hoover 375,551 58.43 Al Smith 263,784 41.04 - 8
1924 Calvin Coolidge 288,635 49.45 John W. Davis 257,232 44.07 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 36,723 6.29 8
1920 Warren G. Harding 282,007 55.30 James M. Cox 220,789 43.30 - 8
1916 Woodrow Wilson 140,403 48.44 Charles E. Hughes 143,124 49.38 - 8 electoral vote split: 7 to Hughes, 1 to Wilson (faithless elector)
1912 Woodrow Wilson 113,197 42.11 Theodore Roosevelt 79,112 29.43 William H. Taft 56,754 21.11 8
1908 William H. Taft 137,869 53.42 William Jennings Bryan 111,418 43.17 - 7
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 132,620 55.26 Alton B. Parker 100,855 42.03 - 7
1900 William McKinley 119,829 54.27 William Jennings Bryan 98,807 44.75 - 6
1896 William McKinley 105,379 52.23 William Jennings Bryan 94,480 46.83 - 6
1892 Grover Cleveland 84,467 49.37 Benjamin Harrison 80,292 46.93 James B. Weaver 4,167 2.44 6
1888 Benjamin Harrison 78,171 49.03 Grover Cleveland 78,677 49.35 - 6
1884 Grover Cleveland 67,311 50.94 James G. Blaine 63,096 47.75 - 6
1880 James A. Garfield 46,243 41.05 Winfield S. Hancock 57,390 50.95 James B. Weaver 9,008 8.00 5
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 41,997 42.15 Samuel J. Tilden 56,546 56.75 - 5
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 32,320 51.74 Horace Greeley 29,532 47.28 - 5
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 29,015 58.8 Horatio Seymour 20,306 41.2 - 5
1864 Abraham Lincoln 23,799 68.2 George B. McClellan 11,078 31.8 - 5

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
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