United States presidential elections in Georgia

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Presidential elections in Georgia
Map of the United States with Georgia highlighted
No. of elections 57
Voted Democrat 31
Voted Republican 12
Voted Whig 3
Voted Democratic-Republican 8
Voted other 3[a]
Voted for winning candidate 36
Voted for losing candidate 21

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Georgia, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, Georgia has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, when it had seceded in the American Civil War.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Elections from 1864 to present[edit]

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 2,089,062 51.10 Hillary Clinton 1,877,911 45.90 - - 16
2012 Barack Obama 1,773,827 45.48 Mitt Romney 2,078,688 53.30 - 16
2008 Barack Obama 1,844,123 46.99 John McCain 2,048,759 52.20 - 15
2004 George W. Bush 1,914,254 57.97 John Kerry 1,366,149 41.37 - 15
2000 George W. Bush 1,419,720 54.67 Al Gore 1,116,230 42.98 - 13
1996 Bill Clinton 1,053,849 45.84 Bob Dole 1,080,843 47.01 Ross Perot 146,337 6.37 13
1992 Bill Clinton 1,008,966 43.47 George H. W. Bush 995,252 42.88 Ross Perot 309,657 13.34 13
1988 George H. W. Bush 1,081,331 59.75 Michael Dukakis 714,792 39.50 - 12
1984 Ronald Reagan 1,068,722 60.17 Walter Mondale 706,628 39.79 - 12
1980 Ronald Reagan 654,168 40.95 Jimmy Carter 890,733 55.76 John B. Anderson 36,055 2.26 12
1976 Jimmy Carter 979,409 66.74 Gerald Ford 483,743 32.96 - 12
1972 Richard Nixon 881,496 75.04 George McGovern 289,529 24.65 - 12
1968 Richard Nixon 380,111 30.40 Hubert Humphrey 334,440 26.75 George Wallace 535,550 42.83 12
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 522,557 45.87 Barry Goldwater 616,584 54.12 - 12
1960 John F. Kennedy 458,638 62.54 Richard Nixon 274,472 37.43 - 12
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 216,652 32.65 Adlai Stevenson II 441,094 66.48 - 12
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 198,979 30.34 Adlai Stevenson II 456,823 69.66 - 12
1948 Harry S. Truman 254,646 60.81 Thomas E. Dewey 76,691 18.31 Strom Thurmond 85,055 20.31 12
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 268,187 81.74 Thomas E. Dewey 59,880 18.25 - 12
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 265,194 84.85 Wendell Willkie 46,360 14.83 - 12
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 255,364 87.10 Alf Landon 36,942 12.60 - 12
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 234,118 91.60 Herbert Hoover 19,863 7.77 - 12
1928 Herbert Hoover 99,369 43.36 Al Smith 129,602 56.56 - 14
1924 Calvin Coolidge 30,300 18.19 John W. Davis 123,200 73.96 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 12,691 7.62 14
1920 Warren G. Harding 41,089 27.72 James M. Cox 107,162 72.28 - 14
1916 Woodrow Wilson 127,754 79.51 Charles E. Hughes 11,294 7.03 - 14
1912 Woodrow Wilson 93,087 76.63 Theodore Roosevelt 21,985 18.10 William H. Taft 5,191 4.27 14
1908 William H. Taft 41,355 31.21 William Jennings Bryan 72,350 54.60 - 13
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 24,004 18.33 Alton B. Parker 83,466 63.72 - 13
1900 William McKinley 34,260 28.22 William Jennings Bryan 81,180 66.86 - 13
1896 William McKinley 59,395 36.56 William Jennings Bryan 93,885 57.78 - 13
1892 Grover Cleveland 129,446 58.01 Benjamin Harrison 48,408 21.70 James B. Weaver 41,939 18.8 13
1888 Benjamin Harrison 40,499 28.33 Grover Cleveland 100,493 70.31 - 12
1884 Grover Cleveland 94,667 65.92 James G. Blaine 48,603 33.84 - 12
1880 James A. Garfield 54,470 34.59 Winfield S. Hancock 102,981 65.41 - 11
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 50,533 27.97 Samuel J. Tilden 130,157 72.03 - 11
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 62,550 45.03 Horace Greeley 76,356 54.97 - 11
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 57,109 35.7 Horatio Seymour 102,707 64.3 - 9
1864 Abraham Lincoln George B. McClellan - n/a No vote due to secession.

Election of 1860[edit]

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 11,581 10.9 John C. Breckinridge 52,176 48.9 John Bell 42,960 40.3 10

Elections from 1828 to 1856[edit]

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 56,581 57.14 John C. Frémont no ballots Millard Fillmore 42,439 42.86 10
1852 Franklin Pierce 40,516 64.7 Winfield Scott 16,660 26.6 John P. Hale no ballots 10
1848 Zachary Taylor 47,532 51.49 Lewis Cass 44,785 48.51 Martin Van Buren no ballots 10
1844 James K. Polk 44,147 51.19 Henry Clay 42,100 48.81 - 10
1840 William Henry Harrison 40,339 55.78 Martin Van Buren 31,983 44.22 - 11
1836 Martin Van Buren 22,778 48.2 Hugh Lawson White 24,481 51.8 various[c] 11
1832 Andrew Jackson 20,750 100 Henry Clay no ballots William Wirt no ballots 11
1828 Andrew Jackson 19,362 96.79 John Quincy Adams 642 3.21 - 9

Election of 1824[edit]

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 Loser (nationally) Votes Loser (nationally) Votes Loser (nationally) Votes 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 9

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820[edit]

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all 8 of Georgia'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 - 8 Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 8
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 6
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 6
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 4
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 4
1792 George Washington - 4 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - 5 Washington effectively ran unopposed.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George Washington, 1788-89, 1792; George Wallace, 1968
  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 Georgia.