United States presidential elections in Nevada

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Nevada, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1864, Nevada has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 512,058 45.50 Hillary Clinton 539,260 47.92 - 6
2012 Barack Obama 531,373 52.36 Mitt Romney 463,567 45.68 - 6
2008 Barack Obama 533,736 55.15 John McCain 412,827 42.65 - 5
2004 George W. Bush 418,690 50.47 John Kerry 397,190 47.88 - 5
2000 George W. Bush 301,575 49.52 Al Gore 279,978 45.98 - 4
1996 Bill Clinton 203,974 43.93 Bob Dole 199,244 42.91 Ross Perot 43,986 9.47 4
1992 Bill Clinton 189,148 37.36 George H. W. Bush 175,828 34.73 Ross Perot 132,580 26.19 4
1988 George H. W. Bush 206,040 58.86 Michael Dukakis 132,738 37.92 - 4
1984 Ronald Reagan 188,770 65.85 Walter Mondale 91,655 31.97 - 4
1980 Ronald Reagan 155,017 62.54 Jimmy Carter 66,666 26.89 John B. Anderson 17,651 7.12 3
1976 Jimmy Carter 92,479 45.81 Gerald Ford 101,273 50.17 - 3
1972 Richard Nixon 115,750 63.68 George McGovern 66,016 36.32 - 3
1968 Richard Nixon 73,188 47.46 Hubert Humphrey 60,598 39.29 George Wallace 20,432 13.25 3
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 79,339 58.58 Barry Goldwater 56,094 41.42 - 3
1960 John F. Kennedy 54,880 51.16 Richard Nixon 52,387 48.84 - 3
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 56,049 57.97 Adlai Stevenson II 40,640 42.03 - 3
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 50,502 61.45 Adlai Stevenson II 31,688 38.55 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
- 3
1948 Harry S. Truman 31,291 50.37 Thomas E. Dewey 29,357 47.26 Strom Thurmond - 3
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 29,623 54.62 Thomas E. Dewey 24,611 45.38 - 3
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 31,945 60.08 Wendell Willkie 21,229 39.92 - 3
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 31,925 72.81 Alf Landon 11,923 27.19 - 3
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 28,756 69.41 Herbert Hoover 12,674 30.59 - 3
1928 Herbert Hoover 18,327 56.54 Al Smith 14,090 43.46 - 3
1924 Calvin Coolidge 11,243 41.76 John W. Davis 5,909 21.95 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 9,769 36.29 3
1920 Warren G. Harding 15,479 56.92 James M. Cox 9,851 36.22 - 3
1916 Woodrow Wilson 17,776 53.36 Charles E. Hughes 12,127 36.4 - 3
1912 Woodrow Wilson 7,986 39.7 Theodore Roosevelt 5,620 27.94 William H. Taft 3,196 15.89 3
1908 William H. Taft 10,775 43.93 William Jennings Bryan 11,212 45.71 - 3
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 6,864 56.66 Alton B. Parker 3,982 32.87 - 3
1900 William McKinley 3,849 37.75 William Jennings Bryan 6,347 62.25 - 3
1896 William McKinley 1,938 18.79 William Jennings Bryan 8,376 81.21 - 3
1892 Grover Cleveland 714 6.56 Benjamin Harrison 2,811 25.84 James B. Weaver 7,264 66.78 3
1888 Benjamin Harrison 7,088 57.73 Grover Cleveland 5,149 41.94 - 3
1884 Grover Cleveland 5,578 43.59 James G. Blaine 7,193 56.21 - 3
1880 James A. Garfield 8,732 47.60 Winfield S. Hancock 9,613 52.40 - 3
1876[1] Rutherford B. Hayes 10,383 52.73 Samuel J. Tilden 9,308 47.27 - 3
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 8,413 57.43 Horace Greeley 6,236 42.57 - 3
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 6,474 55.40 Horatio Seymour 5,215 44.60 - 3
1864 Abraham Lincoln 9,826 59.80 George B. McClellan 6,594 40.20 - 3 One elector did not vote.
Presidential elections in Nevada
Map of the United States with Nevada highlighted
No. of elections39
Voted Democratic19
Voted Republican19
Voted other1[a]
Voted for winning candidate31
Voted for losing candidate8

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections; Presidential General Election Results Comparison – Nevada

Notes

  1. ^ James B. Weaver, 1892.
  2. ^ 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
1868 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1868 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 3, 1868, as part of the 1868 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Nevada was won by Ulysses S. Grant, formerly the 6th Commanding General of the United States Army (R-Ohio), running with Speaker of the House Schuyler Colfax, with 55.39% of the popular vote, against the 18th governor of New York, Horatio Seymour (D–New York), running with former Senator Francis Preston Blair, Jr., with 44.61% of the vote.

1872 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

Nevada voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over Liberal Republican candidate Horace Greeley. Grant won Nevada by a margin of 14.86%.

1880 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1880 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Nevada was won by General Winfield Scott Hancock (D–Pennsylvania), running with former Representative William Hayden English, with 52.40% 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 47.60% of the vote.

1884 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1884 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 4, 1884, as part of the 1884 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Nevada was won by Secretary of State James G. Blaine (R-Ohio), running with Senator John A. Logan, with 56.21% of the vote, against Grover Cleveland, the 28th governor of New York, (D–New York), running with the former governor of Indiana Thomas A. Hendricks, with 43.59% of the popular vote.The Greenback and Anti-Monopoly Parties both chose major general and former governor of Massachusetts Benjamin Butler and Absolom M. West, an unseated Mississippi representative, received 0.20% of the vote for the scant 26 votes they received.

1888 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

Nevada voted for the Republican nominee, Benjamin Harrison, over the Democratic nominee, incumbent President Grover Cleveland. Harrison won the state by a margin of 15.79%.

With 57.73% of the popular vote, Nevada would prove to be Harrison's second strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after Vermont.

1892 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

Nevada was won by the Populist nominees, James B. Weaver of Iowa and his running mate James G. Field of Virginia. Weaver and Field defeated the Republican nominees, incumbent President Benjamin Harrison of Indiana and his running mate Whitelaw Reid of New York.

1896 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

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

1900 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

Nevada was won by the Democratic nominees, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska and his running mate Adlai Stevenson I of Illinois.

1908 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1908 United States presidential election in Nevada was held on November 3, 1908. Democratic nominee William Jennings Bryan narrowly won the state of Nevada with 45.71 percent of the vote, to the Republican Party nominee William Howard Taft’s 43.93 percent, winning him the state’s three electoral votes.

Socialist candidate Eugene Debs took 8.57 percent of the vote, his highest percentage nationally.

Until 2016, this was the last presidential election where a Democrat carried Nevada without winning the presidency.

1912 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1912 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Nevada was won by Woodrow Wilson with 39.7% of the vote. Theodore Roosevelt followed with 27.94%, Eugene V. Debs 16.47%, and Taft 15.89%. Nevada, along with Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, were the only states where Debs came in third place.

1932 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

Nevada was won by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 69.41% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover (R–California), running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 30.59% of the popular vote.

1936 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

Nevada was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Vice President John Nance Garner, with 72.81% of the popular vote, against Governor Alf Landon (R–Kansas), running with Frank Knox, with 27.19% of the popular vote.As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last occasion Douglas County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.

1940 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1940 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 5, 1940, as part of the 1940 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nevada was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 60.08% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (R–Indiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 39.92% of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Lyon County and Churchill County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.

1944 United States presidential election in Nevada

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

Nevada was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Senator Harry S. Truman, with 54.62% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (R–New York), running with Governor John W. Bricker, with 45.38% of the popular vote.

1948 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1948 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 2, 1948, as part of the 1948 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nevada was won by incumbent President Harry S. Truman (D–Missouri), running with Senator Alben W. Barkley, with 50.37% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas Dewey (R–New York), running with Governor Earl Warren, with 47.26% of the popular vote.

1952 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1952 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.Nevada was won by Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–New York), running with Senator Richard Nixon, with 61.45% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator John Sparkman, with 38.55% of the popular vote.

1956 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1956 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose three representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Nevada was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–Pennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 57.97% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 42.03% of the popular vote.

1980 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 1980 United States presidential election in Nevada took place on November 4, 1980. All 50 states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1980 United States presidential election. Nevada voters chose 3 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) won Nevada in a 36-point landslide.Starting with this election, the winner of every presidential election won Nevada, until in 2016 Donald Trump won the presidency despite losing the state.Likely owing to criticism of Carter for his inability to understand specifically Western issues, mainly the region’s problems with water supply, the 1980 result is the most Republican Nevada has ever been relative to the nation as a whole since statehood.

2020 United States presidential election in Nevada

The 2020 United States presidential election in Nevada 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. Nevada voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Nevada has 6 electoral votes in the Electoral College.As of May 2019, Donald Trump and Bill Weld are the declared Republican candidates. 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.

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