United States presidential elections in Ohio

Presidential elections in Ohio
No. of elections 54
Voted Democrat 17
Voted Republican 28
Voted Whig 3
Voted Democratic-Republican 6
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 44
Voted for losing candidate 10

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Ohio, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1803, Ohio 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
2016Donald Trump2,841,00651.31Hillary Clinton2,394,16943.24- 18
2012Barack Obama2,827,71050.67Mitt Romney2,661,43347.69-18
2008Barack Obama2,940,04451.50John McCain2,677,82046.91-20
2004George W. Bush2,859,76850.81John Kerry2,741,16748.71-20
2000George W. Bush2,351,20949.97Al Gore2,186,19046.46-21
1996Bill Clinton2,148,22247.38Bob Dole1,859,88341.02Ross Perot483,20710.6621
1992Bill Clinton1,984,94240.18George H. W. Bush1,894,31038.35Ross Perot1,036,42620.9821
1988George H. W. Bush2,416,54955.00Michael Dukakis1,939,62944.15-23
1984Ronald Reagan2,678,56058.90Walter Mondale1,825,44040.14-23
1980Ronald Reagan2,206,54551.51Jimmy Carter1,752,41440.91John B. Anderson254,4725.9425
1976Jimmy Carter2,011,62148.92Gerald Ford2,000,50548.65-25
1972Richard Nixon2,441,82759.63George McGovern1,558,88938.07-25
1968Richard Nixon1,791,01445.23Hubert Humphrey1,700,58642.95George Wallace467,49511.8126
1964Lyndon B. Johnson2,498,33162.94Barry Goldwater1,470,86537.06-26
1960John F. Kennedy1,944,24846.72Richard Nixon2,217,61153.28-25
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower2,262,61061.11Adlai Stevenson II1,439,65538.89T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 2]
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower2,100,39156.76Adlai Stevenson II1,600,36743.24-25
1948Harry S. Truman1,452,79149.48Thomas E. Dewey1,445,68449.24Strom Thurmond-25
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt1,570,76349.82Thomas E. Dewey1,582,29350.18-25
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt1,733,13952.2Wendell Willkie1,586,77347.8-26
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt1,747,14057.99Alf Landon1,127,85537.44-26
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt1,301,69549.88Herbert Hoover1,227,31947.03-26
1928Herbert Hoover1,627,54664.89Al Smith864,21034.45-24
1924Calvin Coolidge1,176,13058.33John W. Davis477,88823.7Robert M. La Follette Sr.357,94817.7524
1920Warren G. Harding1,182,02258.47James M. Cox780,03738.58-24
1916Woodrow Wilson604,16151.86Charles E. Hughes514,75344.18-24
1912Woodrow Wilson424,83440.96Theodore Roosevelt229,80722.16William H. Taft278,16826.8224
1908William H. Taft572,31251.03William Jennings Bryan502,72144.82-23
1904Theodore Roosevelt600,09559.75Alton B. Parker344,67434.32-23
1900William McKinley543,91852.30William Jennings Bryan474,88245.66-23
1896William McKinley525,99151.86William Jennings Bryan477,49747.08-23
1892Grover Cleveland404,11547.53Benjamin Harrison405,18747.66James B. Weaver14,8501.7523Electoral vote split 22 (Harrison) to 1 (Cleveland)
1888Benjamin Harrison416,05449.51Grover Cleveland396,45547.18-23
1884Grover Cleveland368,28046.94James G. Blaine400,08250.99-23
1880James A. Garfield375,04851.73Winfield S. Hancock340,82147.01James B. Weaver6,4560.8922
1876[1]Rutherford B. Hayes330,69850.21Samuel J. Tilden323,18249.07-22
1872Ulysses S. Grant281,85253.24Horace Greeley244,32146.15-22
1868Ulysses S. Grant280,15954.0Horatio Seymour238,50646.0-21
1864Abraham Lincoln265,67456.4George B. McClellan205,60943.6-21

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 231,709 52.3 Stephen A. Douglas 187,421 42.3 John C. Breckinridge 11,406 2.6 John Bell 12,194 2.8 23

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
1856James Buchanan170,87444.21John C. Frémont187,49748.51Millard Fillmore28,1267.2823
1852Franklin Pierce168,93347.83Winfield Scott152,52343.18John P. Hale31,7328.9823
1848Zachary Taylor138,35942.12Lewis Cass154,77347.12Martin Van Buren35,34710.7623
1844James K. Polk149,06147.74Henry Clay155,11349.68-23
1840William Henry Harrison148,15754.1Martin Van Buren124,78245.57-21
1836Martin Van Buren96,23847.56William Henry Harrison104,95851.87various[lower-alpha 3]21
1832Andrew Jackson81,24651.33Henry Clay76,53948.35William Wirt5090.3221
1828Andrew Jackson67,59651.6John Quincy Adams63,45348.4-16

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 Jackson12,28024.55John Quincy Adams18,48936.96Henry Clay19,25538.49William H. Crawfordno ballots16

Elections of 1816 and 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all eight of Ohio’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(s) (nationally) Electoral
1820James Monroe-8Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816James MonroeRufus King8
1812James MadisonDeWitt Clinton7
1808James MadisonCharles C. Pinckney3
1804Thomas JeffersonCharles C. Pinckney3


  1. David Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections; Ohio, 1876


  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 Ohio.
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