United States presidential elections in Florida
|No. of elections||42|
|Voted for winning candidate||31|
|Voted for losing candidate||11|
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
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||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
|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|
- Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1876 Presidential General Election Results – Florida
- 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
- Due to the status of Reconstruction, no election was held; three electoral votes were allocated by the Florida State Legislature to Ulysses S. Grant.