United States presidential elections in Indiana

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Indiana, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1816, Indiana has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in Indiana
Map of the United States with Indiana highlighted
No. of elections51
Voted Democratic14
Voted Republican33
Voted Whig2
Voted Democratic-Republican2
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate39
Voted for losing candidate12

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 1,557,286 56.47 Hillary Clinton 1,033,126 37.46 - 11
2012 Barack Obama 1,152,887 43.93 Mitt Romney 1,420,543 54.13 - 11
2008 Barack Obama 1,374,039 49.95 John McCain 1,345,648 48.91 - 11
2004 George W. Bush 1,479,438 59.94 John Kerry 969,011 39.26 - 11
2000 George W. Bush 1,245,836 56.65 Al Gore 901,980 41.01 - 12
1996 Bill Clinton 887,424 41.55 Bob Dole 1,006,693 47.13 Ross Perot 224,299 10.50 12
1992 Bill Clinton 848,420 36.79 George H. W. Bush 989,375 42.91 Ross Perot 455,934 19.77 12
1988 George H. W. Bush 1,297,763 59.84 Michael Dukakis 860,643 39.69 - 12
1984 Ronald Reagan 1,377,230 61.67 Walter Mondale 841,481 37.68 - 12
1980 Ronald Reagan 1,255,656 56.01 Jimmy Carter 844,197 37.65 John B. Anderson 111,639 4.98 13
1976 Jimmy Carter 1,014,714 45.70 Gerald Ford 1,183,958 53.32 - 13
1972 Richard Nixon 1,405,154 66.11 George McGovern 708,568 33.34 - 13
1968 Richard Nixon 1,067,885 50.29 Hubert Humphrey 806,659 37.99 George Wallace 243,108 11.45 13
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 1,170,848 55.98 Barry Goldwater 911,118 43.56 - 13
1960 John F. Kennedy 952,358 44.60 Richard Nixon 1,175,120 55.03 - 13
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,182,811 59.90 Adlai Stevenson II 783,908 39.70 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
- 13
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,136,259 58.11 Adlai Stevenson II 801,530 40.99 - 13
1948 Harry S. Truman 807,833 48.78 Thomas E. Dewey 821,079 49.58 Strom Thurmond - 13
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 781,403 46.73 Thomas E. Dewey 875,891 52.38 - 13
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 874,063 49.03 Wendell Willkie 899,466 50.45 - 14
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 934,974 56.63 Alf Landon 691,570 41.89 - 14
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 862,054 54.67 Herbert Hoover 677,184 42.94 - 14
1928 Herbert Hoover 848,290 59.68 Al Smith 562,691 39.59 - 15
1924 Calvin Coolidge 703,042 55.25 John W. Davis 492,245 38.69 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 71,700 5.64 15
1920 Warren G. Harding 696,370 55.14 James M. Cox 511,364 40.49 Parley P. Christensen 16,499 1.31 15
1916 Woodrow Wilson 334,063 46.47 Charles E. Hughes 341,005 47.44 - 15
1912 Woodrow Wilson 281,890 43.07 Theodore Roosevelt 162,007 24.75 William H. Taft 151,267 23.11 15
1908 William H. Taft 348,993 48.40 William Jennings Bryan 338,262 46.91 - 15
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 368,289 53.99 Alton B. Parker 274,345 40.22 - 15
1900 William McKinley 336,063 50.60 William Jennings Bryan 309,584 46.62 - 15
1896 William McKinley 323,754 50.82 William Jennings Bryan 305,573 47.96 - 15
1892 Grover Cleveland 262,740 47.46 Benjamin Harrison 255,615 46.17 James B. Weaver 22,208 4.01 15
1888 Benjamin Harrison 263,361 49.05 Grover Cleveland 261,013 48.61 - 15
1884 Grover Cleveland 245,005 49.46 James G. Blaine 238,489 48.15 - 15
1880 James A. Garfield 232,164 49.33 Winfield S. Hancock 225,522 47.91 James B. Weaver 12,986 2.76 15
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 208,011 47.39 Samuel J. Tilden 213,526 48.65 - 15
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 186,147 53.00 Horace Greeley 163,632 46.59 - 15
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 176,548 51.4 Horatio Seymour 166,980 48.6 - 13
1864 Abraham Lincoln 149,887 53.5 George B. McClellan 130,230 46.5 - 13

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 139,033 51.1 Stephen A. Douglas 115,509 42.4 John C. Breckinridge 12,295 4.5 John Bell 5,306 1.9 13

Elections from 1828 to 1856

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 118,670 50.41 John C. Frémont 94,375 40.09 Millard Fillmore 22,386 9.51 13
1852 Franklin Pierce 95,340 52.05 Winfield Scott 80,901 44.17 John P. Hale 6,929 3.78 13
1848 Zachary Taylor 69,907 45.77 Lewis Cass 74,745 48.93 Martin Van Buren 8,100 5.3 12
1844 James K. Polk 70,181 50.07 Henry Clay 67,867 48.42 - 12
1840 William Henry Harrison 65,302 55.86 Martin Van Buren 51,604 44.14 - 9
1836 Martin Van Buren 32,478 44.03 William Henry Harrison 41,281 55.97 various[c] 9
1832 Andrew Jackson 31,551 67.1 Henry Clay 15,472 32.9 William Wirt no ballots 9
1828 Andrew Jackson 22,201 56.62 John Quincy Adams 17,009 43.38 - 5

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
Votes
1824 Andrew Jackson 7,343 46.61 John Quincy Adams 3,095 19.65 Henry Clay 5,315 33.74 William H. Crawford no ballots - 5

Elections of 1816 and 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all three of Indiana’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.

The election of 1816 was contested between James Monroe and Rufus King. In this election, Indiana did not conduct a popular vote. Each Elector was appointed by state legislature, which assigned all three of Indiana’s electoral votes to Monroe.

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. ^ 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 Indiana.
1828 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1828 United States presidential election in Indiana took place between October 31 and December 2, 1828, as part of the 1828 United States presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, John Quincy Adams. Jackson won Indiana by a margin of 13.24%.

1832 United States presidential election in Indiana

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

Indiana voted for the Democratic Party candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, Henry Clay. Jackson won Indiana by a margin of 34.20%.

1836 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1836 United States presidential election in Indiana took place between November 3 and December 7, 1836, as part of the 1836 United States presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Indiana voted for Whig candidate William Henry Harrison over the Democratic candidate, Martin Van Buren. Harrison won Indiana by a margin of 11.94%.

1840 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1840 United States presidential election in Indiana took place between October 30 and December 2, 1840, as part of the 1840 United States presidential election. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Indiana voted for the Whig candidate, William Henry Harrison, over Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren. Harrison won Indiana by a margin of 11.72%.

1844 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1844 United States presidential election in Indiana took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won Indiana by a margin of 1.65%.

1848 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1848 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate, Lewis Cass, over Whig candidate Zachary Taylor and Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren. Cass won Indiana by a margin of 3.16%.

1852 United States presidential election in Indiana

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

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over Whig candidate Winfield Scott. Pierce won Illinois by a margin of 7.88%.

1856 United States presidential election in Indiana

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

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate, James Buchanan, over Republican candidate John C. Frémont and American Party candidate Millard Fillmore. Buchanan won Indiana by a margin of 10.32%.

1860 United States presidential election in Indiana

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

Indiana was won by Illinois Representative Abraham Lincoln (R–Kentucky), running with Senator Hannibal Hamlin, with 51.09% of the popular vote, against Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D–Vermont), running with 41st Governor of Georgia Herschel V. Johnson, with 42.44% of the popular vote.

1864 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1864 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election. Indiana voters chose thirteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Indiana was won by the incumbent President Abraham Lincoln (R-Illinois), running with former Senator and Military Governor of Tennessee Andrew Johnson, with 53.60% of the popular vote, against the 4th Commanding General of the United States Army George B. McClellan (D–Pennsylvania), running with Representative George H. Pendleton, with 46.40% of the vote.

1868 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1868 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Indiana voted for the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant, over the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour. Grant won the state by a narrow margin of 2.78%.

1876 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1876 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Indiana voters chose fifteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Indiana was won by 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 48.65% of the popular vote, against Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio (R-Ohio), running with Representative William A. Wheeler, with 47.39% of the vote.The Greenback Party chose industrialist Peter Cooper and former representative Samuel Fenton Cary, received 3.93% of the vote. The Prohibition Party chose former representative Green Clay Smith and Gideon T. Stewart and received 0.03% of the vote.

1892 United States presidential election in Indiana

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

Indiana was won by the Democratic nominees, former President Grover Cleveland of New York and his running mate Adlai Stevenson I of Illinois.

1896 United States presidential election in Indiana

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

Indiana was won by the Republican nominees, former Ohio Governor William McKinley and his running mate Garret Hobart of New Jersey.

1900 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1900 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 6, 1900. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1900 United States presidential election. Indiana voters chose fifteen electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Indiana was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President William McKinley of Ohio and his running mate Theodore Roosevelt of New York.

1904 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1904 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 8, 1904. All contemporary 45 states were part of the 1904 United States presidential election. Indiana voters chose fifteen electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Indiana was won by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt of New York and his running mate Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana.

1980 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1980 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Indiana voters chose 13 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Indiana was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by 19 points.

1988 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 1988 United States Presidential Election in Indiana took place on November 8, 1988.

Indiana voters chose George H.W. Bush over Michael Dukakis by a 20-point margin. George H. W. Bush's running mate, Dan Quayle, was from this state. No Democratic candidate won the state between 1964 and the victory of Barack Obama in 2008.

2020 United States presidential election in Indiana

The 2020 United States presidential election in Indiana 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. Indiana voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Indiana has 11 electoral votes in the Electoral College.As of February 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 formed an exploratory committee. Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend since 2012, has expressed interest in running as a Democrat.

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