United States presidential elections in Florida

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Florida, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1845, Florida has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, during the American Civil War, when the state had seceded to join the Confederacy.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in Florida
Map of the United States with Florida highlighted
No. of elections42
Voted Democratic25
Voted Republican16
Voted Whig1
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate31
Voted for losing candidate11

Elections from 1864 to present

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 4,617,886 48.60 Hillary Clinton 4,504,975 47.41 - 29
2012 Barack Obama 4,237,756 50.01 Mitt Romney 4,163,447 49.13 - 29
2008 Barack Obama 4,282,074 51.03 John McCain 4,045,624 48.22 - 27
2004 George W. Bush 3,964,522 52.10 John Kerry 3,583,544 47.09 - 27
2000 George W. Bush 2,912,790 48.85 Al Gore 2,912,253 48.84 - 25
1996 Bill Clinton 2,546,870 48.02 Bob Dole 2,244,536 42.32 Ross Perot 483,870 9.12 25
1992 Bill Clinton 2,072,698 39.00 George H. W. Bush 2,173,310 40.89 Ross Perot 1,053,067 19.82 25
1988 George H. W. Bush 2,618,885 60.87 Michael Dukakis 1,656,701 38.51 - 21
1984 Ronald Reagan 2,730,350 65.32 Walter Mondale 1,448,816 34.66 - 21
1980 Ronald Reagan 2,046,951 55.52 Jimmy Carter 1,419,475 38.50 John B. Anderson 189,692 5.14 17
1976 Jimmy Carter 1,636,000 51.93 Gerald Ford 1,469,531 46.64 - 17
1972 Richard Nixon 1,857,759 71.91 George McGovern 718,117 27.80 - 17
1968 Richard Nixon 886,804 40.53 Hubert Humphrey 676,794 30.93 George Wallace 624,207 28.53 14
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 948,540 51.15 Barry Goldwater 905,941 48.85 - 14
1960 John F. Kennedy 748,700 48.49 Richard Nixon 795,476 51.51 - 10
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 643,849 57.27 Adlai Stevenson II 480,371 42.73 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
- 10
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 544,036 54.99 Adlai Stevenson II 444,950 44.97 - 10
1948 Harry S. Truman 281,988 48.82 Thomas E. Dewey 194,280 33.63 Strom Thurmond 89,755 15.54 8
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 339,377 70.32 Thomas E. Dewey 143,215 29.68 - 8
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 359,334 74.01 Wendell Willkie 126,158 25.99 - 7
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 249,117 76.10 Alf Landon 78,248 23.90 - 7
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 206,307 74.68 Herbert Hoover 69,170 25.04 - 7
1928 Herbert Hoover 144,168 56.83 Al Smith 101,764 40.12 - 6
1924 Calvin Coolidge 30,633 28.06 John W. Davis 62,083 56.88 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 8,625 7.90 6
1920 Warren G. Harding 44,853 30.79 James M. Cox 90,515 62.13 - 6
1916 Woodrow Wilson 55,984 69.34 Charles E. Hughes 14,611 18.10 - 6
1912 Woodrow Wilson 35,343 69.52 Theodore Roosevelt 4,555 8.96 William H. Taft 4,279 8.42 6
1908 William H. Taft 10,654 21.58 William Jennings Bryan 31,104 63.01 - 5
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 8,314 21.48 Alton B. Parker 26,449 68.33 - 5
1900 William McKinley 7,355 18.55 William Jennings Bryan 28,273 71.31 - 4
1896 William McKinley 11,298 24.30 William Jennings Bryan 32,756 70.46 - 4
1892 Grover Cleveland 30,153 85.01 Benjamin Harrison no ballots James B. Weaver 4,843 13.65 4
1888 Benjamin Harrison 26,529 39.89 Grover Cleveland 39,557 59.48 - - 4
1884 Grover Cleveland 31,769 52.96 James G. Blaine 28,031 46.73 - 4
1880 James A. Garfield 23,654 45.83 Winfield S. Hancock 27,964 54.17 - 4
1876[1] Rutherford B. Hayes 23,849 50.99 Samuel J. Tilden 22,927 49.01 - 4
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 17,763 53.52 Horace Greeley 15,427 46.48 - 4
1868 Ulysses S. Grant n/a n/a Horatio Seymour n/a n/a - n/a n/a 3 Allocated by state legislature.[c]
1864 Abraham Lincoln No vote due to secession. George B. McClellan No vote due to secession. - -

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 election of Abraham Lincoln, 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 no ballots Stephen A. Douglas 223 1.7 John C. Breckinridge 8,277 62.2 John Bell 4,801 36.1 3

Elections prior to 1860

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 6,358 56.81 John C. Frémont no ballots Millard Fillmore 4,833 43.19 3
1852 Franklin Pierce 4,318 60.03 Winfield Scott 2,875 39.97 John P. Hale no ballots 3
1848 Zachary Taylor 4,120 57.2 Lewis Cass 3,083 42.8 Martin Van Buren no ballots 3

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1876 Presidential General Election Results – Florida

Notes

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ Due to the status of Reconstruction, no election was held; three electoral votes were allocated by the Florida State Legislature to Ulysses S. Grant.
1848 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1848 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. This was the first time Florida participated in a U.S. presidential election since its admission into the Union on March 3, 1845.

Florida voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won Florida by a margin of 14.40%.

1852 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1852 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 2, 1852, as part of the 1852 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

1856 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1856 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 4, 1856, as part of the 1856 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Florida voted for the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, over American Party candidate Millard Fillmore. Buchanan won Florida by a margin of 13.62%.

Republican Party candidate John C. Frémont was not on the ballot in the state.

1860 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1860 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 2, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Voters chose three electors of the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Florida was won by Southern Democratic candidate John C. Breckinridge, who won the state by a margin of 26.13%.

Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln was not on the ballot in the state.

This was the last presidential election Florida was in until the 1868 election due to the American Civil War and the beginnings of the Reconstruction Era.

1868 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1868 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. The state legislature chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Florida voted for the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant.

As a result of the status of Reconstruction, the state's three electoral votes were allocated by the State Legislature to Grant. This was the only time in the state's history that the popular vote did not decide the election in the state.

1872 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1872 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Florida voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over Liberal Republican candidate, Horace Greeley. Grant won Florida by a margin of 7.04%.

1876 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1876 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Florida was won by Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio (R-Ohio), running with Representative William A. Wheeler, with 50.99% of the vote, against Samuel J. Tilden, the former governor of New York (D–New York), running with Thomas A. Hendricks, the governor of Indiana and future vice president, with 49.01% of the popular vote.Florida, along with South Carolina and Louisiana, was one of the states affected by the Compromise of 1877.

This would be the final time a Republican presidential candidate would carry Florida until 1928.

1880 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1880 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Florida was won by General Winfield Scott Hancock (D–Pennsylvania), running with former Representative William Hayden English, with 54.17% of the popular vote, against Representative James Garfield (R-Ohio), running with the 10th chairman of the New York State Republican Executive Committee Chester A. Arthur, with 41.05% of the vote.

1884 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1884 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 4, 1884, as part of the 1884 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Florida was won by Grover Cleveland, the 28th governor of New York, (D–New York), running with the former governor of Indiana Thomas A. Hendricks, with 52.96% of the popular vote, against Secretary of State James G. Blaine (R-Ohio), running with Senator John A. Logan, with 46.73% of the vote.

1888 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1888 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 6, 1888. All contemporary 38 states were part of the 1888 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose four electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Florida was won by the Democratic nominees, incumbent President Grover Cleveland of New York and his running mate Allen G. Thurman of Ohio.

1892 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1892 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 8, 1892. All contemporary 44 states were part of the 1892 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose four electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

1896 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1896 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 3, 1896. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1896 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose four electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Florida was won by the Democratic nominees, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Arthur Sewall of Maine.

1904 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1904 United States presidential election in Florida was held on November 8, 1904. Voter chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice-President.

1916 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1916 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 7, 1916. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1916 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose six electors to the Electoral College, which selected the President and Vice President.

Despite a rare four-way contest, the state was won handily by the incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson. He garnered 69.34 percent of the vote, winning against the Republican nominee Charles Evans Hughes by a margin of 51.24 percent. He also won against Socialist candidate Allan L. Benson and Prohibition candidate Frank Hanly.

1932 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1932 United States presidential election in Florida was held on November 8, 1932, as part of the concurrent United States presidential election held in all forty-eight contemporary states. Florida voters chose seven electors, or representatives to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1936 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1936 United States presidential election in Florida was held on November 8, 1936. Florida voters chose seven electors, or representatives to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1940 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1940 United States presidential election in Florida was held on November 5, 1940, as part of the concurrent United States presidential election. Florida voters chose seven electors, or representatives to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1960 United States presidential election in Florida

The 1960 United States presidential election in Florida was held on November 8, 1960. All contemporary fifty states took part, and Florida voters selected ten electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

2020 United States presidential election in Florida

The 2020 United States presidential election in Florida is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, as part of the 2020 United States elections in which all 50 states plus the District of Columbia will participate. Florida voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Florida has 29 electoral votes in the Electoral College.Miami Beach, Florida, which hosted the 1972 Democratic National Convention, was a finalist to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The other finalists were Milwaukee and Houston. Milwaukee was ultimately decided as the host.As of May 2019, Donald Trump and Bill Weld are the declared Republican candidates for 2020. Florida Republicans Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, both primary candidates in 2016, declined to run against Trump. Rubio also endorsed Trump.A number of Democrats are running or have expressed interest in running, and Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, and former Vice President Joe Biden are among the major declared candidates. Additionally, Kirsten Gillibrand has formed an exploratory committee.There has been speculation that Andrew Gillum the former Mayor of Tallahassee and Democratic nominee for Governor of Florida in the 2018 might run. Media personalities Joe Scarborough and Dwayne Johnson, both Florida natives, have declined to run to be the Democratic nominee. Scarborough represented Florida's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2000 as a Republican, but since 2017 has identified as "Independent".

Elections by year
Elections by state
Primaries and caucuses
Nominating conventions
Electoral College
and Popular vote
Related topics

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.