United States presidential elections in Mississippi

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Mississippi, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1817, Mississippi 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, and the election of 1868, when the state was undergoing Reconstruction.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in Mississippi
Map of the United States with Mississippi highlighted
No. of elections48
Voted Democratic29
Voted Republican14
Voted Whig1
Voted Democratic-Republican1
Voted other3[a]
Voted for winning candidate28
Voted for losing candidate20

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 700,714 57.86 Hillary Clinton 485,131 40.06 - 6
2012 Barack Obama 562,949 43.79 Mitt Romney 710,746 55.29 - 6
2008 Barack Obama 554,662 43.00 John McCain 724,597 56.18 - 6
2004 George W. Bush 684,981 59.45 John Kerry 458,094 39.76 - 6
2000 George W. Bush 572,844 57.62 Al Gore 404,614 40.7 - 7
1996 Bill Clinton 394,022 44.08 Bob Dole 439,838 49.21 Ross Perot 52,222 5.84 7
1992 Bill Clinton 400,258 40.77 George H. W. Bush 487,793 49.68 Ross Perot 85,626 8.72 7
1988 George H. W. Bush 557,890 59.89 Michael Dukakis 363,921 39.07 - 7
1984 Ronald Reagan 581,477 61.85 Walter Mondale 352,192 37.46 - 7
1980 Ronald Reagan 441,089 49.42 Jimmy Carter 429,281 48.09 John B. Anderson 12,036 1.35 7
1976 Jimmy Carter 381,309 49.56 Gerald Ford 366,846 47.68 - 7
1972 Richard Nixon 505,125 78.20 George McGovern 126,782 19.63 - 7
1968 Richard Nixon 88,516 13.52 Hubert Humphrey 150,644 23.02 George Wallace 415,349 63.46 7
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 52,618 12.86 Barry Goldwater 356,528 87.14 - 7
1960 John F. Kennedy 108,362 36.34 Richard Nixon 73,561 24.67 Harry F. Byrd 116,248 38.99 8 Unpledged electors won, voting for Byrd.[1]
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 60,685 24.46 Adlai Stevenson II 144,498 58.23 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
42,966 17.31 8
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 112,966 39.56 Adlai Stevenson II 172,566 60.44 - 8
1948 Harry S. Truman 19,384 10.09 Thomas E. Dewey 5,043 2.62 Strom Thurmond 167,538 87.17 9
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 168,479 93.56 Thomas E. Dewey 11,601 6.44 - 9
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 168,267 95.70 Wendell Willkie 7,364 4.19 - 9
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 157,318 97.06 Alf Landon 4,443 2.74 - 9
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 140,168 95.98 Herbert Hoover 5,180 3.55 - 9
1928 Herbert Hoover 27,153 17.90 Al Smith 124,539 82.10 - 10
1924 Calvin Coolidge 8,494 7.55 John W. Davis 100,474 89.34 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 3,494 3.11 10
1920 Warren G. Harding 11,576 14.03 James M. Cox 69,277 83.98 - 10
1916 Woodrow Wilson 80,422 92.78 Charles E. Hughes 4,253 4.91 - 10
1912 Woodrow Wilson 57,324 88.90 Theodore Roosevelt 3,549 5.50 William H. Taft 1,560 2.42 10
1908 William H. Taft 4,363 6.52 William Jennings Bryan 60,287 90.11 - 10
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 3,280 5.59 Alton B. Parker 53,480 91.07 - 10
1900 William McKinley 5,707 9.66 William Jennings Bryan 51,706 87.56 - 9
1896 William McKinley 4,819 6.92 William Jennings Bryan 63,355 91.04 - 9
1892 Grover Cleveland 40,030 76.22 Benjamin Harrison 1,398 2.66 James B. Weaver 10,118 19.27 9
1888 Benjamin Harrison 30,095 25.99 Grover Cleveland 85,451 73.8 - 9
1884 Grover Cleveland 77,653 64.34 James G. Blaine 43,035 35.66 - 9
1880 James A. Garfield 34,844 29.76 Winfield S. Hancock 75,750 64.71 James B. Weaver 5,797 4.95 8
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 52,603 31.92 Samuel J. Tilden 112,173 68.08 - 8
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 82,175 63.48 Horace Greeley 47,282 36.52 - 8
1868 Ulysses S. Grant No vote due to status of Reconstruction. Horatio Seymour -
1864 Abraham Lincoln No vote due to secession. George B. McClellan -

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 3,282 4.7 John C. Breckinridge 40,768 59.0 John Bell 25,045 36.2 7

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 35,456 59.44 John C. Frémont no ballots - Millard Fillmore 24,191 40.56 7
1852 Franklin Pierce 26,896 60.5 Winfield Scott 17,558 39.5 John P. Hale no ballots 7
1848 Zachary Taylor 25,911 49.4 Lewis Cass 26,545 50.6 Martin Van Buren no ballots 6
1844 James K. Polk 25,846 57.43 Henry Clay 19,158 42.57 - 6
1840 William Henry Harrison 19,515 53.43 Martin Van Buren 17,010 46.57 - 4
1836 Martin Van Buren 10,297 51.28 Hugh Lawson White 9,782 48.72 various[d] 4
1832 Andrew Jackson 5,750 100 Henry Clay no ballots William Wirt no ballots 4
1828 Andrew Jackson 6,763 81.05 John Quincy Adams 1,581 18.95 - 3

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 3,121 63.77 John Quincy Adams 1,654 33.80 Henry Clay no ballots - William H. Crawford 119 2.43 3

Election of 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all electoral votes (including Mississippi’s three electoral votes) except one vote in New Hampshire. The popular vote was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President.

Notes

  1. ^ George Wallace, 1968; Harry F. Byrd, 1960; Strom Thurmond, 1948.
  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 Mississippi.

References

  1. ^ Trende, Sean. "Did JFK Lose the Popular Vote?". RealClearPolitics. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
1824 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1824 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place between October 26 and December 2, 1824, as part of the 1824 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

During this election, the Democratic-Republican Party was the only major national party, and four different candidates from this party sought the Presidency. Mississippi voted for Andrew Jackson over John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford and Henry Clay. Jackson won Mississippi by a margin of 29.97%.

1828 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi voted for the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, John Quincy Adams. Jackson won Mississippi by a margin of 62.1%.

1832 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

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

1836 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi voted for the Democratic candidate, Martin Van Buren, over Whig candidate Hugh White. Van Buren won Mississippi by a margin of 2.56%.

1840 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi voted for the Whig candidate, William Henry Harrison, over Democratic candidate Martin Van Buren. Harrison won Mississippi by a margin of 6.86%. As of 2016, this is the only election in American history in which Mississippi and Alabama voted for different candidates.

1844 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won Mississippi by a margin of 14.86%.

1848 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi voted for the Democratic candidate, Lewis Cass, over Whig candidate Zachary Taylor. Cass won Mississippi by a margin of 1.2%.

1852 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi voted for the Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce, over Whig candidate Winfield Scott. Pierce won Mississippi by a margin of 21.00%.

1856 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1856 United States presidential election in Mississippi was held on November 4, 1856. Mississippi voters chose seven electors to represent the state in the Electoral College, which chose the president and vice president.

Mississippi was won by Senator James Buchanan (D–Pennsylvania), running with Representative and future presidential candidate in the 1860 presidential election John C. Breckinridge, with 59.44% of the popular vote, against the 13th president of the United States Millard Fillmore (A–New York), running with the 2nd United States Ambassador to Germany Andrew Jackson Donelson, with 40.56% of the popular vote.The Republican Party nominee John C. Frémont was not on the ballot in the state.

1860 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi was won by the 14th Vice President of the United States John C. Breckinridge (SD–Kentucky), running with Senator Joseph Lane, with 59.00% of the popular vote, against Senator John Bell (CU–Tennessee), running with the 15th Governor of Massachusetts Edward Everett, with 36.25% of the popular vote.

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

1872 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over Liberal Republican candidate Horace Greeley. Grant won Mississippi by a margin of 26.96%.

1876 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1876 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose eight representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Mississippi 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 68.08% of the popular vote, against Rutherford B. Hayes, the governor of Ohio (R-Ohio), running with Representative William A. Wheeler, with 43.95% of the vote.

1880 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1880 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose eight representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Mississippi was won by General Winfield Scott Hancock (D–Pennsylvania), running with former Representative William Hayden English, with 64.71% of the popular vote, against Representative James A. Garfield (R-Ohio), running with the 10th chairman of the New York State Republican Executive Committee Chester A. Arthur, with 29.76% of the vote and representative James B. Weaver (G–Iowa), running with Barzillai J. Chambers, a former Confederate, with 4.95% of the popular vote.

1904 United States presidential election in Mississippi

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

Mississippi was won by the Democratic nominees, Chief Judge Alton B. Parker of New York and his running mate Henry G. Davis of West Virginia.

1912 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1912 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose seven representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Mississippi was won by the Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (D–Virginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 88.90% of the popular vote against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (P–New York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 5.50% of the popular vote.Mississippi was one of the states in the 1912 United States presidential election where the sitting U.S. president William Howard Taft came in fourth place due to the hatred of the Republican Party in the south.

1932 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1932 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 8, 1932, as part of the 1932 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Mississippi was won by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 95.98% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover (R–California), running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 3.55% of the popular vote.By percentage of the popular vote won, Mississippi was Roosevelt's second-best state; the only state in which he performed better was South Carolina, where he won 98.03% of the vote.

1936 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1936 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 3, 1936, as part of the 1936 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Mississippi was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Vice President John Nance Garner, with 97.03% of the popular vote, against Governor Alf Landon (R–Kansas), running with Frank Knox, with 2.75% of the popular vote.By percentage of the popular vote won, Mississippi was Roosevelt's second-best state. The only state in which he won more of the popular vote than in Mississippi was in South Carolina, where he won 98.57%.

1944 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 1944 United States presidential election in Mississippi took place on November 7, 1944, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. Mississippi voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Mississippi was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Senator Harry S. Truman, with 93.56 percent of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (R–New York), running with Governor John Bricker, with 6.44 percent of the popular vote.The 1944 Mississippi election marks the last time any candidate has received over ninety percent of the popular vote in any state. As of the 2016 presidential election it remains the last occasion Forrest County has voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate.

2020 United States presidential election in Mississippi

The 2020 United States presidential election in Mississippi 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. Mississippi voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Mississippi has 6 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 Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren are the major declared candidates. Additionally, Kirsten Gillibrand has formed an exploratory committee.

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