United States presidential elections in West Virginia

Presidential elections in West Virginia
No. of elections 39
Voted Democrat 20
Voted Republican 19
Voted other 0
Voted for winning candidate 29
Voted for losing candidate 10

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in West Virginia, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1863, West Virginia has participated in every U.S. presidential election. Prior to 1863, the territory currently comprising the state of West Virginia was part of the state of Virginia, and citizens residing in that area have thus been able to participate in every U.S. election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[lower-alpha 1]
Votes Percent Electoral
2016Donald Trump489,37167.85Hillary Clinton188,79426.5-5
2012Barack Obama238,26935.54Mitt Romney417,65562.3-5
2008Barack Obama303,85742.59John McCain397,46655.71-5
2004George W. Bush423,77856.06John Kerry326,54143.2-5
2000George W. Bush336,47551.92Al Gore295,49745.59-5
1996Bill Clinton327,81251.51Bob Dole233,94636.76Ross Perot71,63911.265
1992Bill Clinton331,00148.41George H. W. Bush241,97435.39Ross Perot108,82915.915
1988George H. W. Bush310,06547.46Michael Dukakis341,01652.2-6electoral vote split: 5 to Dukakis, 1 to Bentsen (faithless elector)
1984Ronald Reagan405,48355.11Walter Mondale328,12544.6-6
1980Ronald Reagan334,20645.3Jimmy Carter367,46249.81John B. Anderson31,6914.36
1976Jimmy Carter435,91458.07Gerald Ford314,76041.93-6
1972Richard Nixon484,96463.61George McGovern277,43536.39-6
1968Richard Nixon307,55540.78Hubert Humphrey374,09149.6George Wallace72,5609.627
1964Lyndon B. Johnson538,08767.94Barry Goldwater253,95332.06-7
1960John F. Kennedy441,78652.73Richard Nixon395,99547.27-8
1956Dwight D. Eisenhower449,29754.08Adlai Stevenson II381,53445.92T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[lower-alpha 2]
1952Dwight D. Eisenhower419,97048.08Adlai Stevenson II453,57851.92-8
1948Harry S. Truman429,18857.32Thomas E. Dewey316,25142.24Strom Thurmond-8
1944Franklin D. Roosevelt392,77754.89Thomas E. Dewey322,81945.11-8
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt495,66257.1Wendell Willkie372,41442.9-8
1936Franklin D. Roosevelt502,58260.56Alf Landon325,35839.2-8
1932Franklin D. Roosevelt405,12454.47Herbert Hoover330,73144.47-8
1928Herbert Hoover375,55158.43Al Smith263,78441.04-8
1924Calvin Coolidge288,63549.45John W. Davis257,23244.07Robert M. La Follette Sr.36,7236.298
1920Warren G. Harding282,00755.30James M. Cox220,78943.30-8
1916Woodrow Wilson140,40348.44Charles E. Hughes143,12449.38-8electoral vote split: 7 to Hughes, 1 to Wilson (faithless elector)
1912Woodrow Wilson113,19742.11Theodore Roosevelt79,11229.43William H. Taft56,75421.118
1908William H. Taft137,86953.42William Jennings Bryan111,41843.17-7
1904Theodore Roosevelt132,62055.26Alton B. Parker100,85542.03-7
1900William McKinley119,82954.27William Jennings Bryan98,80744.75-6
1896William McKinley105,37952.23William Jennings Bryan94,48046.83-6
1892Grover Cleveland84,46749.37Benjamin Harrison80,29246.93James B. Weaver4,1672.446
1888Benjamin Harrison78,17149.03Grover Cleveland78,67749.35-6
1884Grover Cleveland67,31150.94James G. Blaine63,09647.75-6
1880James A. Garfield46,24341.05Winfield S. Hancock57,39050.95James B. Weaver9,0088.005
1876Rutherford B. Hayes41,99742.15Samuel J. Tilden56,54656.75-5
1872Ulysses S. Grant32,32051.74Horace Greeley29,53247.28-5
1868Ulysses S. Grant29,01558.8Horatio Seymour20,30641.2-5
1864Abraham Lincoln23,79968.2George B. McClellan11,07831.8-5


  1. 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
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