1912 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania Article

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1912

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  Theodore Roosevelt-Pach.jpg Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg
Nominee Theodore Roosevelt Woodrow Wilson
Party Progressive Democratic
Home state New York New Jersey
Running mate Hiram Johnson Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 38 0
Popular vote 444,894 395,637
Percentage 36.53% 32.49%

  William Howard Taft.jpg EugeneVictorDebs.png
Nominee William Howard Taft Eugene Victor Debs
Party Republican Socialist
Home state Ohio Indiana
Running mate Nicholas M. Butler

(replaced James S. Sherman)

Emil Seidel
Electoral vote 0 0
Popular vote 273,360 83,614
Percentage 22.45% 6.87%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1912.svg
County results*
*Red denotes a Taft victory—Debs did not carry any counties

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1912 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 5, 1912. This was the first time that Arizona and New Mexico took part in a presidential election having been admitted to the Union earlier in the year. Voters chose 38 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

This election was a four-way contest. Pennsylvania voted for the Progressive nominee former President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt over the Democratic nominee New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, Republican nominee President William Howard Taft, and Socialist Party of America nominee union leader Eugene V. Debs. Roosevelt won Pennsylvania by a margin of 4.04 percent. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Wayne County, Snyder County, and Union County did not vote for the Republican candidate. [1]

Results

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1912 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Roosevelt Progressive/ Bull Moose/Washington Theodore Roosevelt 444,894 36.53% 38
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 395,637 32.49% 0
Republican William Howard Taft 273,360 22.45% 0
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 83,614 6.87% 0
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 19,525 1.60% 0
Industrialist Arthur Reimer 706 0.06% 0
Totals 1,217,736 100.00% 38

Results by county

Woodrow Wilson [3]
Democratic
William Howard Taft [3]
Republican
Theodore Roosevelt [3]
Progressive
Eugene Victor Debs [4]
Socialist
Eugene Chafin [4]
Prohibition
Arthur Reimer [4]
Industrialist
Margin [a] Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 3,682 51.07% 819 11.36% 2,548 35.34% 90 1.25% 67 0.93% 4 0.06% 1,134 15.73% 7,210
Allegheny 31,417 24.86% 23,822 18.85% 50,017 39.57% 19,554 15.47% 1,402 1.11% 174 0.14% -18,600 -14.72% 126,386
Armstrong 3,027 30.06% 1,904 18.91% 4,297 42.67% 643 6.39% 198 1.97% 1 0.01% -1,270 -12.61% 10,070
Beaver 3,037 24.10% 2,759 21.89% 4,517 35.84% 1,748 13.87% 534 4.24% 7 0.06% -1,480 -11.74% 12,602
Bedford 2,694 36.68% 1,140 15.52% 2,971 40.45% 423 5.76% 115 1.57% 1 0.01% -277 -3.77% 7,344
Berks 16,430 47.54% 3,032 8.77% 11,284 32.65% 3,636 10.52% 160 0.46% 18 0.05% 5,146 14.89% 34,560
Blair 4,108 23.78% 3,138 18.16% 8,179 47.34% 1,599 9.26% 223 1.29% 29 0.17% -4,071 -23.56% 17,276
Bradford 2,960 27.01% 2,034 18.56% 5,379 49.09% 238 2.17% 342 3.12% 4 0.04% -2,419 -22.08% 10,957
Bucks 6,773 39.75% 5,452 32.00% 4,280 25.12% 411 2.41% 119 0.70% 2 0.01% 1,321 [b] 7.75% 17,037
Butler 4,022 35.86% 1,273 11.35% 4,327 38.58% 450 4.01% 1,139 10.16% 4 0.04% -305 -2.72% 11,215
Cambria 7,282 33.52% 3,252 14.97% 10,066 46.33% 869 4.00% 243 1.12% 13 0.06% -2,784 -12.81% 21,725
Cameron 291 22.58% 388 30.10% 553 42.90% 36 2.79% 20 1.55% 1 0.08% -165 [c] -12.80% 1,289
Carbon 3,652 40.88% 1,246 13.95% 3,549 39.72% 428 4.79% 57 0.64% 2 0.02% 103 1.15% 8,934
Centre 3,445 43.46% 1,507 19.01% 2,612 32.95% 227 2.86% 132 1.67% 3 0.04% 833 10.51% 7,926
Chester 6,901 34.88% 5,708 28.85% 6,596 33.34% 314 1.59% 263 1.33% 4 0.02% 305 1.54% 19,786
Clarion 3,079 49.17% 916 14.63% 1,724 27.53% 315 5.03% 224 3.58% 4 0.06% 1,355 21.64% 6,262
Clearfield 4,670 36.20% 1,523 11.81% 4,902 38.00% 1,410 10.93% 381 2.95% 14 0.11% -232 -1.80% 12,900
Clinton 2,200 36.45% 1,214 20.12% 1,926 31.91% 613 10.16% 77 1.28% 5 0.08% 274 4.54% 6,035
Columbia 4,905 55.05% 889 9.98% 2,697 30.27% 242 2.72% 175 1.96% 2 0.02% 2,208 24.78% 8,910
Crawford 3,908 32.17% 2,497 20.56% 4,139 34.07% 1,041 8.57% 556 4.58% 6 0.05% -231 -1.90% 12,147
Cumberland 5,023 42.89% 2,566 21.91% 3,507 29.94% 345 2.95% 262 2.24% 9 0.08% 1,516 12.94% 11,712
Dauphin 7,470 28.93% 6,012 23.29% 10,676 41.35% 1,363 5.28% 287 1.11% 11 0.04% -3,206 -12.42% 25,819
Delaware 6,001 25.82% 8,418 36.23% 8,272 35.60% 374 1.61% 170 0.73% 3 0.01% 146 [c] 0.63% 23,238
Elk 2,057 35.82% 603 10.50% 2,638 45.94% 363 6.32% 79 1.38% 2 0.03% -581 -10.12% 5,742
Erie 5,633 30.60% 4,958 26.93% 5,019 27.27% 1,972 10.71% 800 4.35% 26 0.14% 614 3.34% 18,408
Fayette 7,363 38.97% 4,168 22.06% 4,257 22.53% 2,462 13.03% 632 3.35% 10 0.05% 3,106 16.44% 18,892
Forest 373 23.91% 240 15.38% 588 37.69% 263 16.86% 96 6.15% 0 0.00% -215 -13.78% 1,560
Franklin 4,505 39.10% 2,710 23.52% 3,787 32.86% 414 3.59% 105 0.91% 2 0.02% 718 6.23% 11,523
Fulton 1,080 52.25% 317 15.34% 622 30.09% 23 1.11% 24 1.16% 1 0.05% 458 22.16% 2,067
Greene 3,551 58.67% 1,150 19.00% 1,063 17.56% 176 2.91% 109 1.80% 3 0.05% 2,401 [b] 39.67% 6,052
Huntingdon 1,538 24.41% 903 14.33% 3,493 55.44% 263 4.17% 102 1.62% 1 0.02% -1,955 -31.03% 6,300
Indiana 1,593 18.72% 1,720 20.21% 3,969 46.64% 524 6.16% 695 8.17% 9 0.11% -2,249 [c] -26.43% 8,510
Jefferson 2,510 29.11% 1,608 18.65% 3,501 40.61% 572 6.63% 430 4.99% 1 0.01% -991 -11.49% 8,622
Juniata 1,148 40.91% 374 13.33% 1,184 42.20% 73 2.60% 27 0.96% 0 0.00% -36 -1.28% 2,806
Lackawanna 12,423 37.78% 3,799 11.55% 15,199 46.22% 959 2.92% 489 1.49% 14 0.04% -2,776 -8.44% 32,883
Lancaster 8,574 25.01% 12,668 36.95% 12,031 35.09% 687 2.00% 310 0.90% 12 0.04% 637 [c] 1.86% 34,282
Lawrence 1,976 20.07% 2,128 21.62% 3,348 34.01% 1,641 16.67% 749 7.61% 3 0.03% -1,220 [c] -12.39% 9,845
Lebanon 2,972 28.09% 2,378 22.48% 4,540 42.91% 393 3.71% 296 2.80% 1 0.01% -1,568 -14.82% 10,580
Lehigh 10,834 48.56% 2,722 12.20% 7,580 33.97% 1,059 4.75% 106 0.48% 10 0.04% 3,254 14.58% 22,311
Luzerne 13,461 32.56% 4,970 12.02% 20,104 48.63% 2,464 5.96% 320 0.77% 19 0.05% -6,643 -16.07% 41,338
Lycoming 6,039 40.73% 1,631 11.00% 5,208 35.13% 1,523 10.27% 423 2.85% 3 0.02% 831 5.60% 14,827
McKean 2,362 29.52% 1,345 16.81% 3,489 43.61% 512 6.40% 275 3.44% 18 0.22% -1,127 -14.09% 8,001
Mercer 4,039 31.76% 1,873 14.73% 4,418 34.74% 1,708 13.43% 677 5.32% 3 0.02% -379 -2.98% 12,718
Mifflin 1,400 31.25% 654 14.60% 1,831 40.87% 531 11.85% 62 1.38% 2 0.04% -431 -9.62% 4,480
Monroe 3,107 67.48% 536 11.64% 844 18.33% 23 0.50% 93 2.02% 1 0.02% 2,263 49.15% 4,604
Montgomery 11,894 35.37% 8,978 26.69% 11,491 34.17% 1,129 3.36% 136 0.40% 4 0.01% 403 1.20% 33,632
Montour 1,492 53.19% 308 10.98% 937 33.40% 39 1.39% 29 1.03% 0 0.00% 555 19.79% 2,805
Northampton 10,325 47.50% 3,893 17.91% 6,602 30.37% 639 2.94% 274 1.26% 3 0.01% 3,723 17.13% 21,736
Northumberland 6,802 35.53% 2,371 12.39% 7,064 36.90% 2,726 14.24% 172 0.90% 9 0.05% -262 -1.37% 19,144
Perry 1,941 39.98% 1,140 23.48% 1,670 34.40% 72 1.48% 28 0.58% 4 0.08% 271 5.58% 4,855
Philadelphia 66,308 26.35% 91,944 36.53% 82,963 32.96% 9,784 3.89% 571 0.23% 120 0.05% 8,981 [c] 3.57% 251,690
Pike 995 59.83% 191 11.49% 437 26.28% 18 1.08% 20 1.20% 2 0.12% 558 33.55% 1,663
Potter 1,445 30.88% 850 18.17% 1,907 40.76% 310 6.63% 167 3.57% 0 0.00% -462 -9.87% 4,679
Schuylkill 11,812 36.83% 3,557 11.09% 13,686 42.67% 2,846 8.87% 161 0.50% 13 0.04% -1,874 -5.84% 32,075
Snyder 991 29.76% 626 18.80% 1,622 48.71% 74 2.22% 14 0.42% 3 0.09% -631 -18.95% 3,330
Somerset 2,164 22.57% 1,428 14.89% 5,026 52.42% 655 6.83% 314 3.27% 1 0.01% -2,862 -29.85% 9,588
Sullivan 912 44.12% 547 26.46% 472 22.84% 43 2.08% 88 4.26% 5 0.24% 365 [b] 17.66% 2,067
Susquehanna 2,588 34.98% 1,988 26.87% 2,498 33.77% 25 0.34% 298 4.03% 1 0.01% 90 1.22% 7,398
Tioga 1,901 22.48% 1,895 22.40% 4,314 51.00% 130 1.54% 217 2.57% 1 0.01% -2,413 -28.53% 8,458
Union 1,126 32.50% 470 13.56% 1,776 51.26% 48 1.39% 42 1.21% 3 0.09% -650 -18.76% 3,465
Venango 2,507 27.57% 1,660 18.26% 3,111 34.22% 1,214 13.35% 599 6.59% 1 0.01% -604 -6.64% 9,092
Warren 1,686 23.23% 1,564 21.55% 2,934 40.42% 628 8.65% 439 6.05% 7 0.10% -1,248 -17.19% 7,258
Washington 5,563 29.75% 4,297 22.98% 6,395 34.20% 2,050 10.96% 385 2.06% 7 0.04% -832 -4.45% 18,697
Wayne 1,924 35.90% 659 12.29% 2,594 48.40% 52 0.97% 129 2.41% 2 0.04% -670 -12.50% 5,360
Westmoreland 9,262 31.58% 4,299 14.66% 10,193 34.76% 4,622 15.76% 900 3.07% 49 0.17% -931 -3.17% 29,325
Wyoming 1,505 42.60% 480 13.59% 1,464 41.44% 33 0.93% 51 1.44% 0 0.00% 41 1.16% 3,533
York 14,979 49.61% 5,251 17.39% 8,007 26.52% 1,503 4.98% 446 1.48% 9 0.03% 6,972 23.09% 30,195
Totals 395,637 32.49% 273,360 22.45% 444,894 36.53% 83,614 6.87% 19,525 1.60% 706 0.06% -49,257 -4.04% 1,217,736

Notes

  1. ^ Because in Pennsylvania as a whole Roosevelt ran first with Wilson second and both ahead of Taft, all margins given are Wilson vote minus Roosevelt vote, and percentage margin Wilson percentage minus Roosevelt percentage, unless otherwise noted.
  2. ^ a b c In this county where Roosevelt ran third behind both Wilson and Taft, margin given is Wilson vote minus Taft vote and percentage margin Wilson percentage minus Taft percentage.
  3. ^ a b c d e f In this county where Wilson ran third behind both Taft and Roosevelt, margin given is Taft vote minus Roosevelt vote and percentage margin Taft percentage minus Roosevelt percentage.

References

  1. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  2. ^ David Leip. "1912 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas.
  3. ^ a b c Géoelections; 1912 Presidential Election Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)
  4. ^ a b c Géoelections; 1912 Presidential Election Popular Vote for Eugene Debs (xlsx file for €15)