United States presidential elections in Georgia

Presidential elections in Georgia
No. of elections 57
Voted Democrat 31
Voted Republican 12
Voted Whig 3
Voted Democratic-Republican 8
Voted other 3[lower-alpha 1]
Voted for winning candidate 36
Voted for losing candidate 21

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Georgia, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, Georgia has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, when it had seceded in the American Civil War.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Elections from 1864 to present

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 2]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016Donald Trump2,089,10450.44Hillary Clinton1,877,96345.35-16
2012Barack Obama1,773,82745.48Mitt Romney2,078,68853.30-16
2008Barack Obama1,844,12346.99John McCain2,048,75952.20-15
2004George W. Bush1,914,25457.97John Kerry1,366,14941.37-15
2000George W. Bush1,419,72054.67Al Gore1,116,23042.98-13
1996Bill Clinton1,053,84945.84Bob Dole1,080,84347.01Ross Perot146,3376.3713
1992Bill Clinton1,008,96643.47George H. W. Bush995,25242.88Ross Perot309,65713.3413
1988George H. W. Bush1,081,33159.75Michael Dukakis714,79239.50-12
1984Ronald Reagan1,068,72260.17Walter Mondale706,62839.79-12
1980Ronald Reagan654,16840.95Jimmy Carter890,73355.76John B. Anderson36,0552.2612
1976Jimmy Carter979,40966.74Gerald Ford483,74332.96-12
1972Richard Nixon881,49675.04George McGovern289,52924.65-12
1968Richard Nixon380,11130.40Hubert Humphrey334,44026.75George Wallace535,55042.8312
1964Lyndon B. Johnson522,55745.87Barry Goldwater616,58454.12-12
1960John F. Kennedy458,63862.54Richard Nixon274,47237.43-12
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower216,65232.65Adlai Stevenson II441,09466.48T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 3]
-12
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower198,97930.34Adlai Stevenson II456,82369.66-12
1948Harry S. Truman254,64660.81Thomas E. Dewey76,69118.31Strom Thurmond85,05520.3112
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt268,18781.74Thomas E. Dewey59,88018.25-12
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt265,19484.85Wendell Willkie46,36014.83-12
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt255,36487.10Alf Landon36,94212.60-12
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt234,11891.60Herbert Hoover19,8637.77-12
1928Herbert Hoover99,36943.36Al Smith129,60256.56-14
1924Calvin Coolidge30,30018.19John W. Davis123,20073.96Robert M. La Follette Sr.12,6917.6214
1920Warren G. Harding41,08927.72James M. Cox107,16272.28-14
1916Woodrow Wilson127,75479.51Charles E. Hughes11,2947.03-14
1912Woodrow Wilson93,08776.63Theodore Roosevelt21,98518.10William H. Taft5,1914.2714
1908William H. Taft41,35531.21William Jennings Bryan72,35054.60-13
1904Theodore Roosevelt24,00418.33Alton B. Parker83,46663.72-13
1900William McKinley34,26028.22William Jennings Bryan81,18066.86-13
1896William McKinley59,39536.56William Jennings Bryan93,88557.78-13
1892Grover Cleveland129,44658.01Benjamin Harrison48,40821.70James B. Weaver41,93918.813
1888Benjamin Harrison40,49928.33Grover Cleveland100,49370.31-12
1884Grover Cleveland94,66765.92James G. Blaine48,60333.84-12
1880James A. Garfield54,47034.59Winfield S. Hancock102,98165.41-11
1876Rutherford B. Hayes50,53327.97Samuel J. Tilden130,15772.03-11
1872Ulysses S. Grant62,55045.03Horace Greeley76,35654.97-11
1868Ulysses S. Grant57,10935.7Horatio Seymour102,70764.3-9
1864Abraham LincolnGeorge B. McClellan-n/aNo 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 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 no ballots Stephen A. Douglas 11,581 10.9 John C. Breckinridge 52,176 48.9 John Bell 42,960 40.3 10

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 2]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856James Buchanan56,58157.14John C. Frémontno ballotsMillard Fillmore42,43942.8610
1852Franklin Pierce40,51664.7Winfield Scott16,66026.6John P. Haleno ballots10
1848Zachary Taylor47,53251.49Lewis Cass44,78548.51Martin Van Burenno ballots10
1844James K. Polk44,14751.19Henry Clay42,10048.81-10
1840William Henry Harrison40,33955.78Martin Van Buren31,98344.22-11
1836Martin Van Buren22,77848.2Hugh Lawson White24,48151.8various[lower-alpha 4]11
1832Andrew Jackson20,750100Henry Clayno ballotsWilliam Wirtno ballots11
1828Andrew Jackson19,36296.79John Quincy Adams6423.21-9

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 Loser (nationally) Votes Loser (nationally) Votes Loser (nationally) Votes Electoral
Votes
1824Andrew Jacksonno popular voteJohn Quincy Adamsno popular voteHenry Clayno popular voteWilliam H. Crawfordno popular vote9

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all 8 of Georgia's electoral votes, and all electoral votes nationwide except one vote in New Hampshire. To the extent that a popular vote was held, it was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820James Monroe-8Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816James MonroeRufus King8
1812James MadisonDeWitt Clinton8
1808James MadisonCharles C. Pinckney6
1804Thomas JeffersonCharles C. Pinckney6
1800Thomas JeffersonJohn Adams4
1796John AdamsThomas Jefferson4
1792George Washington-4Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89George Washington-5Washington effectively ran unopposed.

Notes

  1. George Washington, 1788-89, 1792; George Wallace, 1968
  2. 1 2 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. 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 Georgia.
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