United States presidential elections in New Hampshire

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in New Hampshire, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1788, New Hampshire has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Presidential elections in New Hampshire
Map of the United States with New Hampshire highlighted
No. of elections58
Voted Democratic19
Voted Republican28
Voted Democratic-Republican5
Voted Federalist4
Voted other2[a]
Voted for winning candidate42
Voted for losing candidate16

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 345,790 46.46 Hillary Clinton 348,526 46.83 - 4
2012 Barack Obama 369,561 51.98 Mitt Romney 329,918 46.40 - 4
2008 Barack Obama 384,826 54.13 John McCain 316,534 44.52 - 4
2004 George W. Bush 331,237 48.87 John Kerry 340,511 50.24 - 4
2000 George W. Bush 273,559 48.07 Al Gore 266,348 46.80 - 4
1996 Bill Clinton 246,214 49.32 Bob Dole 196,532 39.37 Ross Perot 48,390 9.69 4
1992 Bill Clinton 209,040 38.91 George H. W. Bush 202,484 37.69 Ross Perot 121,337 22.59 4
1988 George H. W. Bush 281,537 62.49 Michael Dukakis 163,696 36.33 - 4
1984 Ronald Reagan 267,051 68.66 Walter Mondale 120,395 30.95 - 4
1980 Ronald Reagan 221,705 57.74 Jimmy Carter 108,864 28.35 John B. Anderson 49,693 12.94 4
1976 Jimmy Carter 147,635 43.47 Gerald Ford 185,935 54.75 - 4
1972 Richard Nixon 213,724 63.98 George McGovern 116,435 34.86 - 4
1968 Richard Nixon 154,903 52.10 Hubert Humphrey 130,589 43.93 George Wallace 11,173 3.76 4
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 184,064 63.89 Barry Goldwater 104,029 36.11 - 4
1960 John F. Kennedy 137,772 46.58 Richard Nixon 157,989 53.42 - 4
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 176,519 66.11 Adlai Stevenson II 90,364 33.84 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
111 0.04 4
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 166,287 60.92 Adlai Stevenson II 106,663 39.08 - 4
1948 Harry S. Truman 107,995 46.66 Thomas E. Dewey 121,299 52.41 Strom Thurmond 7[d] <0.01 4
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 119,663 52.11 Thomas E. Dewey 109,916 47.87 - 4
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 125,292 53.22 Wendell Willkie 110,127 46.78 - 4
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 108,460 49.73 Alf Landon 104,642 47.98 - 4
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 100,680 48.99 Herbert Hoover 103,629 50.42 - 4
1928 Herbert Hoover 115,404 58.65 Al Smith 80,715 41.02 - 4
1924 Calvin Coolidge 98,575 59.83 John W. Davis 57,201 34.72 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 8,993 5.46 4
1920 Warren G. Harding 95,196 59.84 James M. Cox 62,662 39.39 - 4
1916 Woodrow Wilson 43,781 49.12 Charles E. Hughes 43,725 49.06 - 4
1912 Woodrow Wilson 34,724 39.48 Theodore Roosevelt 17,794 20.23 William H. Taft 32,927 37.43 4
1908 William H. Taft 53,149 59.32 William Jennings Bryan 33,655 37.56 - 4
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 54,163 60.07 Alton B. Parker 34,074 37.79 - 4
1900 William McKinley 54,799 59.33 William Jennings Bryan 35,489 38.42 - 4
1896 William McKinley 57,444 68.66 William Jennings Bryan 21,650 25.88 - 4
1892 Grover Cleveland 42,081 47.11 Benjamin Harrison 45,658 51.11 James B. Weaver 293 0.33 4
1888 Benjamin Harrison 45,728 50.34 Grover Cleveland 43,456 47.84 - 4
1884 Grover Cleveland 39,198 46.34 James G. Blaine 43,254 51.14 - 4
1880 James A. Garfield 44,856 51.94 Winfield S. Hancock 40,797 47.24 James B. Weaver 528 0.61 5
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 41,540 51.83 Samuel J. Tilden 38,510 48.05 - 5
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 37,168 53.94 Horace Greeley 31,425 45.61 - 5
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 37,718 55.2 Horatio Seymour 30,575 44.8 - 5
1864 Abraham Lincoln 36,596 52.6 George B. McClellan 33,034 47.4 - 5

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 37,519 56.9 Stephen A. Douglas 25,887 39.3 John C. Breckinridge 2,125 3.2 John Bell 412 0.6 5

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 31,891 45.71 John C. Frémont 37,473 53.71 Millard Fillmore 410 0.59 5
1852 Franklin Pierce 28,503 56.4 Winfield Scott 15,486 30.64 John P. Hale 6,546 12.95 5
1848 Zachary Taylor 14,781 29.5 Lewis Cass 27,763 55.41 Martin Van Buren 7,560 15.09 6
1844 James K. Polk 27,160 55.22 Henry Clay 17,866 36.32 - 6
1840 William Henry Harrison 26,310 43.88 Martin Van Buren 32,774 54.66 - 7
1836 Martin Van Buren 18,697 75.01 William Henry Harrison 6,228 24.99 various[e] 7
1832 Andrew Jackson 24,855 56.67 Henry Clay 18,938 43.24 William Wirt no ballots 7
1828 Andrew Jackson 20,212 45.9 John Quincy Adams 23,823 54.1 - 8

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 no ballots John Quincy Adams 9,389 93.59 Henry Clay no ballots William H. Crawford 643 6.41 8

Elections from 1788-89 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed. The popular vote was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President. The sole electoral vote against Monroe came from William Plumer, an elector from New Hampshire and former United States senator and New Hampshire governor. Plumer cast his electoral ballot for Secretary of State John Quincy Adams. While some accounts claim incorrectly that this was to ensure that George Washington would remain the only American president unanimously chosen by the Electoral College, that was not Plumer's goal. In fact, Plumer simply thought that Monroe was a mediocre president and that Adams would be a better one.[1] Plumer also refused to vote for Tompkins for Vice President as "grossly intemperate", not having "that weight of character which his office requires," and "because he grossly neglected his duty" in his "only" official role as President of the Senate by being "absent nearly three-fourths of the time";[2] Plumer instead voted for Richard Rush.

Year Winner (nationally) Loser (nationally) Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe - 9 Monroe effectively ran unopposed. One elector voted for John Quincy Adams (see above).
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 8
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 7
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 7
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 6
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 6
1792 George Washington - 6 Washington effectively ran unopposed.
1788-89 George Washington - 5 Washington effectively ran unopposed.

References

  1. ^ Turner (1955) p 253
  2. ^ "Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th Vice President (1817-1825)" United States Senate web site.

Notes

  1. ^ George Washington, 1788-89, 1792.
  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. ^ As a write-in candidate
  5. ^ 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 New Hampshire.
1824 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1824 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place between October 26 and December 2, 1824, as part of the 1824 United States presidential election. Voters chose eight 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. New Hampshire voted for John Quincy Adams over William H. Crawford, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay. Adams won New Hampshire by a margin of 87.18%.

1828 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire voted for the National Republican candidate, John Quincy Adams, over the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson. Adams won New Hampshire by a margin of 8.2%.

1832 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire voted for the Democratic Party candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, Henry Clay. Jackson won New Hampshire by a margin of 13.52%.

1836 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire voted for the Democratic candidate, Martin Van Buren, over Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. Van Buren won New Hampshire by a margin of 50.02%.

1840 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire voted for the Democratic candidate, Martin Van Buren, over Whig candidate William Henry Harrison. Van Buren won New Hampshire by a margin of 10.78%.

1844 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1844 United States presidential election in New Hampshire 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.

New Hampshire voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay and Liberty candidate James G. Birney. Polk won New Hampshire by a margin of 18.9%.

With 8.46% of the popular vote, New Hampshire would prove to be James G. Birney's strongest state.

1848 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1848 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place between 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.

New Hampshire voted for the Democratic candidate, Lewis Cass, over Whig candidate Zachary Taylor and Free Soil candidate former president Martin Van Buren. Cass won the state by a margin of 25.91%.

1860 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire was won by Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln, who won the state by 17.61%.

1864 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1864 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place on November 8, 1864, as part of the 1864 United States presidential election. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Hampshire voted for the National Union candidate, Abraham Lincoln, over the Democratic candidate, George B. McClellan. Lincoln won the state by a margin of 5.12%.

1868 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire voted for the Republican nominee, Ulysses S. Grant, over the Democratic nominee, Horatio Seymour. Grant won the state by a margin of 10.46%.

1876 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1876 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place on November 7, 1876, as part of the 1876 United States presidential election. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Hampshire voted for the Republican nominee, Rutherford B. Hayes, over the Democratic nominee, Samuel J. Tilden. Hayes won the state by a narrow margin of 3.78%.

1880 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1880 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place on November 2, 1880, as part of the 1880 United States presidential election. Voters chose 5 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Hampshire voted for the Republican nominee, James A. Garfield, over the Democratic nominee, Winfield Scott Hancock. Garfield won the state by a narrow margin of 4.70%.

1884 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire voted for the Republican nominee, James G. Blaine, over the Democratic nominee, Grover Cleveland. Blaine won the state by a narrow margin of 4.80%.

1896 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1896 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place on November 3, 1896 as part of the 1896 United States presidential election. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Hampshire overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, former governor of Ohio William McKinley, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative from Nebraska William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won the state by a margin of 42.78%.

With 68.66% of the popular vote, New Hampshire would be McKinley's third strongest victory in terms of percentage in the popular vote after neighboring Vermont and Massachusetts. The state was also the best performance for National Democratic Party candidate John M. Palmer, who won 4.21% of the vote.

Bryan, running on a platform of free silver, appealed strongly to Western miners and farmers in the 1896 election, but held little-to-no appeal in the Northeastern states like New Hampshire.

1900 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, President William McKinley, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative and 1896 Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan. McKinley won New Hampshire by a margin of 20.91% in this rematch of the 1896 presidential election. The return of economic prosperity and recent victory in the Spanish–American War helped McKinley to score a decisive victory.

1904 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire voted for the Republican nominee, President Theodore Roosevelt, over the Democratic nominee, former Chief Judge of New York Court of Appeals Alton B. Parker. Roosevelt won the state by a margin of 22.28 percent.

1908 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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

New Hampshire solidly voted for the Republican nominee, Secretary of War William Howard Taft, over the Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan. Taft won the state by a margin of 21.76 percent.

1944 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 1944 United States presidential election in New Hampshire took place on November 7, as part of the 1944 United States presidential election. State voters chose four electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

New Hampshire was won by the Democratic candidate, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who won the state over New York governor Thomas E. Dewey by a narrow margin of 4.24 percent. A Democrat would not carry New Hampshire again in a presidential election until 1964.

2020 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

The 2020 United States presidential election in New Hampshire 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. New Hampshire voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of New Hampshire has 4 electoral votes in the Electoral College.

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