United States presidential elections in New York

Presidential elections in New York
No. of elections 57
Voted Democrat 24
Voted Republican 21
Voted Whig 2
Voted Democratic-Republican 7
Voted Federalist 1
Voted other 1[lower-alpha 1]
Voted for winning candidate 46
Voted for losing candidate 11

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in New York, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, New York has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1788-89, when it failed to appoint its allotment of eight electors because of a deadlock in the state legislature.

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
2016Donald Trump2,819,55736.51Hillary Clinton4,556,14259.00-29
2012Barack Obama4,485,74163.35Mitt Romney2,490,43135.17-29
2008Barack Obama4,804,94562.88John McCain2,752,77136.03-31
2004George W. Bush2,962,56740.08John Kerry4,314,28058.37-31
2000George W. Bush2,403,37435.23Al Gore4,107,69760.21-33
1996Bill Clinton3,756,17759.47Bob Dole1,933,49230.61Ross Perot503,4587.9733
1992Bill Clinton3,444,45049.73George H. W. Bush2,346,64933.88Ross Perot1,090,72115.7533
1988George H. W. Bush3,081,87147.52Michael Dukakis3,347,88251.62-36
1984Ronald Reagan3,664,76353.84Walter Mondale3,119,60945.83-36
1980Ronald Reagan2,893,83146.66Jimmy Carter2,728,37243.99John B. Anderson467,8017.5441
1976Jimmy Carter3,389,55851.95Gerald Ford3,100,79147.52-41
1972Richard Nixon4,192,77858.54George McGovern2,951,08441.21-41
1968Richard Nixon3,007,93244.30Hubert Humphrey3,378,47049.76George Wallace358,8645.2943
1964Lyndon B. Johnson4,913,15668.56Barry Goldwater2,243,55931.31-43
1960John F. Kennedy3,830,08552.53Richard Nixon3,446,41947.27-45
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower4,340,34061.19Adlai Stevenson II2,750,76938.78T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 3]
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower3,952,81555.45Adlai Stevenson II3,104,60143.55-45
1948Harry S. Truman2,780,20445.01Thomas E. Dewey2,841,16345.99Strom Thurmond-47
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt3,304,23852.31Thomas E. Dewey2,987,64747.3-47
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt3,251,91851.60Wendell Willkie3,027,47848.04-47
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt3,293,22258.85Alf Landon2,180,67038.97-47
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt2,534,95954.07Herbert Hoover1,937,96341.33-47
1928Herbert Hoover2,193,34449.79Al Smith2,089,86347.44-45
1924Calvin Coolidge1,820,05855.76John W. Davis950,79629.13Robert M. La Follette Sr.474,91314.5545
1920Warren G. Harding1,871,16764.56James M. Cox781,23826.95Parley P. Christensen18,4130.6445
1916Woodrow Wilson759,42644.51Charles E. Hughes879,23851.53-45
1912Woodrow Wilson655,57341.27Theodore Roosevelt390,09324.56William H. Taft455,48728.6845
1908William H. Taft870,07053.11William Jennings Bryan667,46840.74-39
1904Theodore Roosevelt859,53353.13Alton B. Parker683,98142.28-39
1900William McKinley822,01353.10William Jennings Bryan678,46243.83-36
1896William McKinley819,83857.58William Jennings Bryan551,36938.72-36
1892Grover Cleveland654,86848.99Benjamin Harrison609,35045.58James B. Weaver16,4291.2336
1888Benjamin Harrison650,33849.28Grover Cleveland635,96548.19-36
1884Grover Cleveland563,15448.25James G. Blaine562,00548.15-36
1880James A. Garfield555,54450.32Winfield S. Hancock534,51148.42James B. Weaver12,3731.1235
1876Rutherford B. Hayes489,20748.17Samuel J. Tilden521,94951.40-35
1872Ulysses S. Grant440,73853.23Horace Greeley387,28246.77-35
1868Ulysses S. Grant419,88849.4Horatio Seymour429,88350.6-33
1864Abraham Lincoln368,73550.5George B. McClellan361,98649.5-33

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 362,646 53.7 Stephen A. Douglas no ballots John C. Breckinridge no ballots John Bell no ballots 35

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 2]
Votes Percent Electoral
1856James Buchanan195,87832.84John C. Frémont276,00446.27Millard Fillmore124,60420.8935
1852Franklin Pierce262,08350.18Winfield Scott234,88244.97John P. Hale25,3294.8535
1848Zachary Taylor218,58347.94Lewis Cass114,31925.07Martin Van Buren120,49726.4336
1844James K. Polk237,58848.9Henry Clay232,48247.85-36
1840William Henry Harrison226,00151.18Martin Van Buren212,73348.18-42
1836Martin Van Buren166,79554.63William Henry Harrison138,54845.37various[lower-alpha 4]42
1832Andrew Jackson168,49752.1Henry Clay154,89647.9William Wirtno ballots42
1828Andrew Jackson139,41251.45John Quincy Adams131,56348.55-36Electoral votes split, 20 for Jackson and 16 for Adams.

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
1824Andrew Jacksonno popular vote-John Quincy Adamsno popular vote-Henry Clayno popular vote-William H. Crawfordno popular vote-36 (Electoral College split, 26 for Adams, 5 for Crawford, 4 for Clay, and 1 for Jackson)

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In elections prior to 1824, New York did not conduct a popular vote. Each Elector was appointed by the state legislature.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 2]
1820James Monroe-29In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all 29 of New York'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.
1816James MonroeRufus King-29
1812James MadisonDeWitt Clinton-29
1808James MadisonCharles C. Pinckney-19Electoral vote was split 13 to 6, with 13 going to Madison and 6 going to George Clinton, who was a candidate for Vice President.
1804Thomas JeffersonCharles C. Pinckney-19
1800Thomas JeffersonJohn Adams-12
1796John AdamsThomas Jefferson-12
1792George Washington-12Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89George Washington-n/aNew York did not participate due to a deadlock in the state legislature; George Washington effectively ran unopposed, nationally.


  1. George Washington, 1792.
  2. 1 2 3 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 Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in New York.
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