United States presidential elections in Arkansas
|No. of elections||45|
|Voted for winning candidate||29|
|Voted for losing candidate||16|
Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Arkansas, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1836, Arkansas 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
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|
|1860||Abraham Lincoln||no ballots||Stephen A. Douglas||5,357||9.9||John C. Breckinridge||28,732||53.1||John Bell||20,063||37.0||4|
Elections prior to 1860
|Year||Winner (nationally)||Votes||Percent||Loser (nationally)||Votes||Percent||Other national
|1856||James Buchanan||21,910||67.12||John C. Frémont||no ballots||-||Millard Fillmore||10,732||32.88||4|
|1852||Franklin Pierce||12,173||62.18||Winfield Scott||7,404||37.82||John P. Hale||no ballots||4|
|1848||Zachary Taylor||7,587||44.93||Lewis Cass||9,301||55.07||Martin Van Buren||no ballots||3|
|1844||James K. Polk||9,546||63.01||Henry Clay||5,604||36.99||-||3|
|1840||William Henry Harrison||5,160||43.58||Martin Van Buren||6,679||56.42||-||3|
|1836||Martin Van Buren||2,380||64.08||Hugh Lawson White||1,334||35.92||various||3|
- George Wallace in 1968
- 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.
- Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
- 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 Arkansas.