United States presidential elections in Georgia

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Georgia, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, Georgia has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, when it had seceded in the American Civil War.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in Georgia
Map of the United States with Georgia highlighted
No. of elections57
Voted Democratic31
Voted Republican12
Voted Whig3
Voted Democratic-Republican8
Voted other3[a]
Voted for winning candidate36
Voted for losing candidate21

Elections from 1864 to present

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 2,089,104 50.44 Hillary Clinton 1,877,963 45.35 - 16
2012 Barack Obama 1,773,827 45.48 Mitt Romney 2,078,688 53.30 - 16
2008 Barack Obama 1,844,123 46.99 John McCain 2,048,759 52.20 - 15
2004 George W. Bush 1,914,254 57.97 John Kerry 1,366,149 41.37 - 15
2000 George W. Bush 1,419,720 54.67 Al Gore 1,116,230 42.98 - 13
1996 Bill Clinton 1,053,849 45.84 Bob Dole 1,080,843 47.01 Ross Perot 146,337 6.37 13
1992 Bill Clinton 1,008,966 43.47 George H. W. Bush 995,252 42.88 Ross Perot 309,657 13.34 13
1988 George H. W. Bush 1,081,331 59.75 Michael Dukakis 714,792 39.50 - 12
1984 Ronald Reagan 1,068,722 60.17 Walter Mondale 706,628 39.79 - 12
1980 Ronald Reagan 654,168 40.95 Jimmy Carter 890,733 55.76 John B. Anderson 36,055 2.26 12
1976 Jimmy Carter 979,409 66.74 Gerald Ford 483,743 32.96 - 12
1972 Richard Nixon 881,496 75.04 George McGovern 289,529 24.65 - 12
1968 Richard Nixon 380,111 30.40 Hubert Humphrey 334,440 26.75 George Wallace 535,550 42.83 12
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 522,557 45.87 Barry Goldwater 616,584 54.12 - 12
1960 John F. Kennedy 458,638 62.54 Richard Nixon 274,472 37.43 - 12
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 216,652 32.65 Adlai Stevenson II 441,094 66.48 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
- 12
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 198,979 30.34 Adlai Stevenson II 456,823 69.66 - 12
1948 Harry S. Truman 254,646 60.81 Thomas E. Dewey 76,691 18.31 Strom Thurmond 85,055 20.31 12
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 268,187 81.74 Thomas E. Dewey 59,880 18.25 - 12
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 265,194 84.85 Wendell Willkie 46,360 14.83 - 12
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 255,364 87.10 Alf Landon 36,942 12.60 - 12
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 234,118 91.60 Herbert Hoover 19,863 7.77 - 12
1928 Herbert Hoover 99,369 43.36 Al Smith 129,602 56.56 - 14
1924 Calvin Coolidge 30,300 18.19 John W. Davis 123,200 73.96 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 12,691 7.62 14
1920 Warren G. Harding 41,089 27.72 James M. Cox 107,162 72.28 - 14
1916 Woodrow Wilson 127,754 79.51 Charles E. Hughes 11,294 7.03 - 14
1912 Woodrow Wilson 93,087 76.63 Theodore Roosevelt 21,985 18.10 William H. Taft 5,191 4.27 14
1908 William H. Taft 41,355 31.21 William Jennings Bryan 72,350 54.60 - 13
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 24,004 18.33 Alton B. Parker 83,466 63.72 - 13
1900 William McKinley 34,260 28.22 William Jennings Bryan 81,180 66.86 - 13
1896 William McKinley 59,395 36.56 William Jennings Bryan 93,885 57.78 - 13
1892 Grover Cleveland 129,446 58.01 Benjamin Harrison 48,408 21.70 James B. Weaver 41,939 18.8 13
1888 Benjamin Harrison 40,499 28.33 Grover Cleveland 100,493 70.31 - 12
1884 Grover Cleveland 94,667 65.92 James G. Blaine 48,603 33.84 - 12
1880 James A. Garfield 54,470 34.59 Winfield S. Hancock 102,981 65.41 - 11
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 50,533 27.97 Samuel J. Tilden 130,157 72.03 - 11
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 62,550 45.03 Horace Greeley 76,356 54.97 - 11
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 57,109 35.7 Horatio Seymour 102,707 64.3 - 9
1864 Abraham Lincoln George B. McClellan - n/a 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 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
Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln no ballots Stephen A. Douglas 11,581 10.9 John C. Breckinridge 52,176 48.9 John Bell 42,960 40.3 10

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 56,581 57.14 John C. Frémont no ballots Millard Fillmore 42,439 42.86 10
1852 Franklin Pierce 40,516 64.7 Winfield Scott 16,660 26.6 John P. Hale no ballots 10
1848 Zachary Taylor 47,532 51.49 Lewis Cass 44,785 48.51 Martin Van Buren no ballots 10
1844 James K. Polk 44,147 51.19 Henry Clay 42,100 48.81 - 10
1840 William Henry Harrison 40,339 55.78 Martin Van Buren 31,983 44.22 - 11
1836 Martin Van Buren 22,778 48.2 Hugh Lawson White 24,481 51.8 various[d] 11
1832 Andrew Jackson 20,750 100 Henry Clay no ballots William Wirt no ballots 11
1828 Andrew Jackson 19,362 96.79 John Quincy Adams 642 3.21 - 9

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 Loser (nationally) Votes Loser (nationally) Votes Loser (nationally) Votes Electoral
Votes
1824 Andrew Jackson no popular vote John Quincy Adams no popular vote Henry Clay no popular vote William H. Crawford no popular vote 9

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all 8 of Georgia'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 (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - 8 Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 8
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 6
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 6
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 4
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 4
1792 George Washington - 4 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - 5 Washington effectively ran unopposed.

Notes

  1. ^ George Washington, 1788-89, 1792; George Wallace, 1968
  2. ^ 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.
  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 William Henry Harrison, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in Georgia.
1828 United States presidential election in Georgia

In the 1828 United States presidential election, Georgia voted for the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, John Quincy Adams. Jackson won Georgia by a margin of 93.58%.

Seven Georgian electors voted for William Smith for vice president, rather than Jackson's official running mate, John C. Calhoun.

1832 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1832 United States presidential election in Georgia took place between November 2 and December 5, 1832, as part of the 1832 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Georgia voted unanimously for the Democratic Party candidate, Andrew Jackson.

1852 United States presidential election in Georgia

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

Georgia voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over Commanding General Winfield Scott, the nominee of the Whig Party, and Senator Daniel Webster. Having been denied the Whig nomination at the party's 1852 National Convention, Webster was placed on the ballot without permission by a group of former Whigs, known as the Know Nothings, but died of natural causes shortly before the election. Pierce won Georgia by a margin of 38.10%.

1856 United States presidential election in Georgia

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

Georgia voted for the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, over American Party candidate Millard Fillmore. Buchanan won Georgia by a margin of 14.28%.

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

1860 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1860 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 6, 1860, as part of the 1860 United States presidential election. Georgia voters chose ten representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Georgia was won by the 14th Vice President of the United States John Breckenridge (SD–Kentucky), running with Senator Joseph Lane, with 48.89% of the popular vote, against Senator John Bell (CU–Tennessee), running with the Governor of Massachusetts Edward Everett, with 40.26% of the popular vote and the 15th Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D–Vermont), running with 41st Governor of Georgia Herschel V. Johnson, with 10.85% of the popular vote.

Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln was not on the ballot in the state. This was the last time until 1964 that Georgia did not vote for the national Democratic Party.

1868 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1868 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1872 United States presidential election in Georgia

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

Georgia voted for the Liberal Republican candidate, Horace Greeley, over Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant. Greeley won Georgia by a margin of 9.94%. However, Greeley died prior to the Electoral College meeting, allowing Georgia's eleven electors to vote for the candidate of their choice. Three electors attempted to vote for Greeley, but their votes were nullified by a House of Representatives resolution.

1876 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1876 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the wider United States presidential election. Voters chose eleven representatives, or electors, to the electoral college, who voted for president and vice president.

1884 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1884 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 4, 1884, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1888 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1888 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 6, 1888, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1892 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1892 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 8, 1892, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1900 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1900 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 6, 1900, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1904 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1904 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 8, 1904, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1908 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1908 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 3, 1908, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1924 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1924 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 4, 1924, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose fourteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1936 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1936 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 3, 1936, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1940 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1940 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1944 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 1944 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

2020 United States presidential election in Georgia

The 2020 United States presidential election in Georgia 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. Georgia voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Georgia has 16 electoral votes in the Electoral College.As of January 2019, Donald Trump is the declared Republican candidate. A number of Democrats are running or have expressed interest in running, and Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders are among the major declared candidates. Additionally, Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her candidacy. Stacey Abrams, the Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia in 2018, has been mentioned as a possible presidential or vice presidential candidate.

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