United States presidential elections in New Hampshire Article

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Presidential elections in New Hampshire
Map of the United States with New Hampshire highlighted
No. of elections58
Voted Democrat19
Voted Republican28
Voted Democratic-Republican5
Voted Federalist4
Voted other2 [a]
Voted for winning candidate42
Voted for losing candidate16

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in New Hampshire, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, New Hampshire 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 [b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 345,790 46.46 Hillary Clinton 348,526 46.83 - 4
2012 Barack Obama 369,561 51.98 Mitt Romney 329,918 46.40 - 4
2008 Barack Obama 384,826 54.13 John McCain 316,534 44.52 - 4
2004 George W. Bush 331,237 48.87 John Kerry 340,511 50.24 - 4
2000 George W. Bush 273,559 48.07 Al Gore 266,348 46.80 - 4
1996 Bill Clinton 246,214 49.32 Bob Dole 196,532 39.37 Ross Perot 48,390 9.69 4
1992 Bill Clinton 209,040 38.91 George H. W. Bush 202,484 37.69 Ross Perot 121,337 22.59 4
1988 George H. W. Bush 281,537 62.49 Michael Dukakis 163,696 36.33 - 4
1984 Ronald Reagan 267,051 68.66 Walter Mondale 120,395 30.95 - 4
1980 Ronald Reagan 221,705 57.74 Jimmy Carter 108,864 28.35 John B. Anderson 49,693 12.94 4
1976 Jimmy Carter 147,635 43.47 Gerald Ford 185,935 54.75 - 4
1972 Richard Nixon 213,724 63.98 George McGovern 116,435 34.86 - 4
1968 Richard Nixon 154,903 52.10 Hubert Humphrey 130,589 43.93 George Wallace 11,173 3.76 4
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 184,064 63.89 Barry Goldwater 104,029 36.11 - 4
1960 John F. Kennedy 137,772 46.58 Richard Nixon 157,989 53.42 - 4
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 176,519 66.11 Adlai Stevenson II 90,364 33.84 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors [c]
111 0.04 4
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 166,287 60.92 Adlai Stevenson II 106,663 39.08 - 4
1948 Harry S. Truman 107,995 46.66 Thomas E. Dewey 121,299 52.41 Strom Thurmond 7 [d] <0.01 4
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 119,663 52.11 Thomas E. Dewey 109,916 47.87 - 4
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 125,292 53.22 Wendell Willkie 110,127 46.78 - 4
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 108,460 49.73 Alf Landon 104,642 47.98 - 4
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 100,680 48.99 Herbert Hoover 103,629 50.42 - 4
1928 Herbert Hoover 115,404 58.65 Al Smith 80,715 41.02 - 4
1924 Calvin Coolidge 98,575 59.83 John W. Davis 57,201 34.72 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 8,993 5.46 4
1920 Warren G. Harding 95,196 59.84 James M. Cox 62,662 39.39 - 4
1916 Woodrow Wilson 43,781 49.12 Charles E. Hughes 43,725 49.06 - 4
1912 Woodrow Wilson 34,724 39.48 Theodore Roosevelt 17,794 20.23 William H. Taft 32,927 37.43 4
1908 William H. Taft 53,149 59.32 William Jennings Bryan 33,655 37.56 - 4
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 54,163 60.07 Alton B. Parker 34,074 37.79 - 4
1900 William McKinley 54,799 59.33 William Jennings Bryan 35,489 38.42 - 4
1896 William McKinley 57,444 68.66 William Jennings Bryan 21,650 25.88 - 4
1892 Grover Cleveland 42,081 47.11 Benjamin Harrison 45,658 51.11 James B. Weaver 293 0.33 4
1888 Benjamin Harrison 45,728 50.34 Grover Cleveland 43,456 47.84 - 4
1884 Grover Cleveland 39,198 46.34 James G. Blaine 43,254 51.14 - 4
1880 James A. Garfield 44,856 51.94 Winfield S. Hancock 40,797 47.24 James B. Weaver 528 0.61 5
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 41,540 51.83 Samuel J. Tilden 38,510 48.05 - 5
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 37,168 53.94 Horace Greeley 31,425 45.61 - 5
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 37,718 55.2 Horatio Seymour 30,575 44.8 - 5
1864 Abraham Lincoln 36,596 52.6 George B. McClellan 33,034 47.4 - 5

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 37,519 56.9 Stephen A. Douglas 25,887 39.3 John C. Breckinridge 2,125 3.2 John Bell 412 0.6 5

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates [b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 31,891 45.71 John C. Frémont 37,473 53.71 Millard Fillmore 410 0.59 5
1852 Franklin Pierce 28,503 56.4 Winfield Scott 15,486 30.64 John P. Hale 6,546 12.95 5
1848 Zachary Taylor 14,781 29.5 Lewis Cass 27,763 55.41 Martin Van Buren 7,560 15.09 6
1844 James K. Polk 27,160 55.22 Henry Clay 17,866 36.32 - 6
1840 William Henry Harrison 26,310 43.88 Martin Van Buren 32,774 54.66 - 7
1836 Martin Van Buren 18,697 75.01 William Henry Harrison 6,228 24.99 various [e] 7
1832 Andrew Jackson 24,855 56.67 Henry Clay 18,938 43.24 William Wirt no ballots 7
1828 Andrew Jackson 20,212 45.9 John Quincy Adams 23,823 54.1 - 8

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 no ballots John Quincy Adams 9,389 93.59 Henry Clay no ballots William H. Crawford 643 6.41 8

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed. The popular vote was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President. The sole electoral vote against Monroe came from William Plumer, an elector from New Hampshire and former United States senator and New Hampshire governor. Plumer cast his electoral ballot for Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. While some accounts claim incorrectly that this was to ensure that George Washington would remain the only American president unanimously chosen by the Electoral College, that was not Plumer's goal. In fact, Plumer simply thought that Monroe was a mediocre president and that Adams would be a better one. [1] Plumer also refused to vote for Tompkins for Vice President as "grossly intemperate", not having "that weight of character which his office requires," and "because he grossly neglected his duty" in his "only" official role as President of the Senate by being "absent nearly three-fourths of the time"; [2] Plumer instead voted for Richard Rush.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - 9 Monroe effectively ran unopposed. One elector voted for John Quincy Adams (see above).
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 8
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 7
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 7
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 6
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 6
1792 George Washington - 6 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - 5 Washington effectively ran unopposed.

References

  1. ^ Turner (1955) p 253
  2. ^ "Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th Vice President (1817-1825)" United States Senate web site.

Notes

  1. ^ George Washington, 1788-89, 1792.
  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. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  4. ^ As a write-in candidate
  5. ^ 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 New Hampshire.