United States presidential elections in Indiana

Presidential elections in Indiana
No. of elections 51
Voted Democrat 14
Voted Republican 33
Voted Whig 2
Voted Democratic-Republican 2
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 39
Voted for losing candidate 12

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Indiana, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1816, Indiana 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[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016Donald Trump1,557,28656.47Hillary Clinton1,033,12637.46-11
2012Barack Obama1,152,88743.93Mitt Romney1,420,54354.13-11
2008Barack Obama1,374,03949.95John McCain1,345,64848.91-11
2004George W. Bush1,479,43859.94John Kerry969,01139.26-11
2000George W. Bush1,245,83656.65Al Gore901,98041.01-12
1996Bill Clinton887,42441.55Bob Dole1,006,69347.13Ross Perot224,29910.5012
1992Bill Clinton848,42036.79George H. W. Bush989,37542.91Ross Perot455,93419.7712
1988George H. W. Bush1,297,76359.84Michael Dukakis860,64339.69-12
1984Ronald Reagan1,377,23061.67Walter Mondale841,48137.68-12
1980Ronald Reagan1,255,65656.01Jimmy Carter844,19737.65John B. Anderson111,6394.9813
1976Jimmy Carter1,014,71445.70Gerald Ford1,183,95853.32-13
1972Richard Nixon1,405,15466.11George McGovern708,56833.34-13
1968Richard Nixon1,067,88550.29Hubert Humphrey806,65937.99George Wallace243,10811.4513
1964Lyndon B. Johnson1,170,84855.98Barry Goldwater911,11843.56-13
1960John F. Kennedy952,35844.60Richard Nixon1,175,12055.03-13
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower1,182,81159.90Adlai Stevenson II783,90839.70T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 2]
-13
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower1,136,25958.11Adlai Stevenson II801,53040.99-13
1948Harry S. Truman807,83348.78Thomas E. Dewey821,07949.58Strom Thurmond-13
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt781,40346.73Thomas E. Dewey875,89152.38-13
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt874,06349.03Wendell Willkie899,46650.45-14
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt934,97456.63Alf Landon691,57041.89-14
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt862,05454.67Herbert Hoover677,18442.94-14
1928Herbert Hoover848,29059.68Al Smith562,69139.59-15
1924Calvin Coolidge703,04255.25John W. Davis492,24538.69Robert M. La Follette Sr.71,7005.6415
1920Warren G. Harding696,37055.14James M. Cox511,36440.49Parley P. Christensen16,4991.3115
1916Woodrow Wilson334,06346.47Charles E. Hughes341,00547.44-15
1912Woodrow Wilson281,89043.07Theodore Roosevelt162,00724.75William H. Taft151,26723.1115
1908William H. Taft348,99348.40William Jennings Bryan338,26246.91-15
1904Theodore Roosevelt368,28953.99Alton B. Parker274,34540.22-15
1900William McKinley336,06350.60William Jennings Bryan309,58446.62-15
1896William McKinley323,75450.82William Jennings Bryan305,57347.96-15
1892Grover Cleveland262,74047.46Benjamin Harrison255,61546.17James B. Weaver22,2084.0115
1888Benjamin Harrison263,36149.05Grover Cleveland261,01348.61-15
1884Grover Cleveland245,00549.46James G. Blaine238,48948.15-15
1880James A. Garfield232,16449.33Winfield S. Hancock225,52247.91James B. Weaver12,9862.7615
1876Rutherford B. Hayes208,01147.39Samuel J. Tilden213,52648.65-15
1872Ulysses S. Grant186,14753.00Horace Greeley163,63246.59-15
1868Ulysses S. Grant176,54851.4Horatio Seymour166,98048.6-13
1864Abraham Lincoln149,88753.5George B. McClellan130,23046.5-13

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 139,033 51.1 Stephen A. Douglas 115,509 42.4 John C. Breckinridge 12,295 4.5 John Bell 5,306 1.9 13

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856James Buchanan118,67050.41John C. Frémont94,37540.09Millard Fillmore22,3869.5113
1852Franklin Pierce95,34052.05Winfield Scott80,90144.17John P. Hale6,9293.7813
1848Zachary Taylor69,90745.77Lewis Cass74,74548.93Martin Van Buren8,1005.312
1844James K. Polk70,18150.07Henry Clay67,86748.42-12
1840William Henry Harrison65,30255.86Martin Van Buren51,60444.14-9
1836Martin Van Buren32,47844.03William Henry Harrison41,28155.97various[lower-alpha 3]9
1832Andrew Jackson31,55167.1Henry Clay15,47232.9William Wirtno ballots9
1828Andrew Jackson22,20156.62John Quincy Adams17,00943.38-5

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
1824Andrew Jackson7,34346.61John Quincy Adams3,09519.65Henry Clay5,31533.74William H. Crawfordno ballots-5

Elections of 1816 and 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all three of Indiana’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.

The election of 1816 was contested between James Monroe and Rufus King. In this election, Indiana did not conduct a popular vote. Each Elector was appointed by state legislature, which assigned all three of Indiana’s electoral votes to Monroe.

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  3. 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 Indiana.
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