United States presidential elections in Florida Article

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Presidential elections in Florida
Map of the United States with Florida highlighted
No. of elections42
Voted Democrat25
Voted Republican16
Voted Whig1
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate31
Voted for losing candidate11

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Florida, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1845, Florida has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, during the American Civil War, when the state had seceded to join the Confederacy.

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 4,617,886 48.60 Hillary Clinton 4,504,975 47.41 - 29
2012 Barack Obama 4,237,756 50.01 Mitt Romney 4,163,447 49.13 - 29
2008 Barack Obama 4,282,074 51.03 John McCain 4,045,624 48.22 - 27
2004 George W. Bush 3,964,522 52.10 John Kerry 3,583,544 47.09 - 27
2000 George W. Bush 2,912,790 48.85 Al Gore 2,912,253 48.84 - 25
1996 Bill Clinton 2,546,870 48.02 Bob Dole 2,244,536 42.32 Ross Perot 483,870 9.12 25
1992 Bill Clinton 2,072,698 39.00 George H. W. Bush 2,173,310 40.89 Ross Perot 1,053,067 19.82 25
1988 George H. W. Bush 2,618,885 60.87 Michael Dukakis 1,656,701 38.51 - 21
1984 Ronald Reagan 2,730,350 65.32 Walter Mondale 1,448,816 34.66 - 21
1980 Ronald Reagan 2,046,951 55.52 Jimmy Carter 1,419,475 38.50 John B. Anderson 189,692 5.14 17
1976 Jimmy Carter 1,636,000 51.93 Gerald Ford 1,469,531 46.64 - 17
1972 Richard Nixon 1,857,759 71.91 George McGovern 718,117 27.80 - 17
1968 Richard Nixon 886,804 40.53 Hubert Humphrey 676,794 30.93 George Wallace 624,207 28.53 14
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 948,540 51.15 Barry Goldwater 905,941 48.85 - 14
1960 John F. Kennedy 748,700 48.49 Richard Nixon 795,476 51.51 - 10
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 643,849 57.27 Adlai Stevenson II 480,371 42.73 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors [b]
- 10
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 544,036 54.99 Adlai Stevenson II 444,950 44.97 - 10
1948 Harry S. Truman 281,988 48.82 Thomas E. Dewey 194,280 33.63 Strom Thurmond 89,755 15.54 8
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 339,377 70.32 Thomas E. Dewey 143,215 29.68 - 8
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 359,334 74.01 Wendell Willkie 126,158 25.99 - 7
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 249,117 76.10 Alf Landon 78,248 23.90 - 7
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 206,307 74.68 Herbert Hoover 69,170 25.04 - 7
1928 Herbert Hoover 144,168 56.83 Al Smith 101,764 40.12 - 6
1924 Calvin Coolidge 30,633 28.06 John W. Davis 62,083 56.88 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 8,625 7.90 6
1920 Warren G. Harding 44,853 30.79 James M. Cox 90,515 62.13 - 6
1916 Woodrow Wilson 55,984 69.34 Charles E. Hughes 14,611 18.10 - 6
1912 Woodrow Wilson 35,343 69.52 Theodore Roosevelt 4,555 8.96 William H. Taft 4,279 8.42 6
1908 William H. Taft 10,654 21.58 William Jennings Bryan 31,104 63.01 - 5
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 8,314 21.48 Alton B. Parker 26,449 68.33 - 5
1900 William McKinley 7,355 18.55 William Jennings Bryan 28,273 71.31 - 4
1896 William McKinley 11,298 24.30 William Jennings Bryan 32,756 70.46 - 4
1892 Grover Cleveland 30,153 85.01 Benjamin Harrison no ballots James B. Weaver 4,843 13.65 4
1888 Benjamin Harrison 26,529 39.89 Grover Cleveland 39,557 59.48 - - 4
1884 Grover Cleveland 31,769 52.96 James G. Blaine 28,031 46.73 - 4
1880 James A. Garfield 23,654 45.83 Winfield S. Hancock 27,964 54.17 - 4
1876 [1] Rutherford B. Hayes 23,849 50.99 Samuel J. Tilden 22,927 49.01 - 4
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 17,763 53.52 Horace Greeley 15,427 46.48 - 4
1868 Ulysses S. Grant n/a n/a Horatio Seymour n/a n/a - n/a n/a 3 Allocated by state legislature. [c]
1864 Abraham Lincoln No vote due to secession. George B. McClellan No vote due to secession. - -

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 election of Abraham Lincoln, 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 223 1.7 John C. Breckinridge 8,277 62.2 John Bell 4,801 36.1 3

Elections prior to 1860

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates [a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 6,358 56.81 John C. Frémont no ballots Millard Fillmore 4,833 43.19 3
1852 Franklin Pierce 4,318 60.03 Winfield Scott 2,875 39.97 John P. Hale no ballots 3
1848 Zachary Taylor 4,120 57.2 Lewis Cass 3,083 42.8 Martin Van Buren no ballots 3

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1876 Presidential General Election Results – Florida

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. ^ Due to the status of Reconstruction, no election was held; three electoral votes were allocated by the Florida State Legislature to Ulysses S. Grant.