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Candidates for President

Vote cast for President

Year Democratic Republican Total Popular vote1(1,000)
Democratic
Republican
Popular vote
Electoral vote
Popular vote
Electoral vote
Number (1,000) Percent Number (1,000) Percent
1940† F.D.Roosevelt Willkie
49,900
27,313
54.7
449
22,348
44.8
82
1944† F.D.Roosevelt Dewey
47,977
25,613
53.4
432
22,018
45.9
99
1948 Truman Dewey
48,834
24,106
49.6
303
21,969
45.0
189
1952 Stevenson Eisenhower
61,552
27,315
44.4
89
33,779
54.9
442
1956 Stevenson Eisenhower
62,027
26,023
42.0
73
35,590
57.4
457
1960 Kennedy Nixon
68,836
34,227
49.7
303
34,108
49.5
219
1964 Johnson Goldwater
70,098
42,825
61.1
486
27,147
38.7
52
1968 Humphrey Nixon
73,027
30,989
42.4
191
31,710
43.4
301
1972 McGovern Nixon
77,625
28,902
37.2
17
46,740
60.2
520
1976 Carter Ford
81,603
40,826
50.0
297
39,148
48.0
240
1980 Carter Reagan
86,497
35,481
41.0
49
43,643
50.5
489
1984 Mondale Reagan
92,653
37,577
40.6
13
54,455
58.8
525
1988 Dukakis Bush
91,595
41,809
45.7
111
48,886
53.4
426
1992 Clinton Bush
104,427
44,910
43.0
370
39,105
37.5
168
1996 Clinton Dole
96,278
47,402
49.2
379
39,199
40.7
159
2000 Gore Bush
105,405
51,000
48.4
266
50,456
47.9
271
2004 Kerry Bush
122,295
59,028
48.3
251
62,041
50.7
286
2008 Obama McCain
131,314
69,499
52.9
365
59,948
45.7
173
2012 Obama Romney
129,085
65,916
51.1
332
60,934
47.2
206
1 Includes votes for minor party candidates, independents, unpledged electors, and scattered write-in votes.

† Source: US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2002. (Table 370)
(http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/02statab/election.pdf)

Source (1948-1980): US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2010. (Table 389)
(http://www.census.gov/prod/2009pubs/10statab/election.pdf)

Source (1984-2012): Federal Election Commission (http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/electionresults.shtml)