United States presidential elections in Oklahoma

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Oklahoma, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1907, Oklahoma 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[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 949,136 65.32 Hillary Clinton 420,375 28.93 - 7
2012 Barack Obama 443,547 33.23 Mitt Romney 891,325 66.77 - 7
2008 Barack Obama 502,496 34.35 John McCain 960,165 65.65 - 7
2004 George W. Bush 959,792 65.57 John Kerry 503,966 34.43 - 7
2000 George W. Bush 744,337 60.31 Al Gore 474,276 38.43 - 8
1996 Bill Clinton 488,105 40.45 Bob Dole 582,315 48.26 Ross Perot 130,788 10.84 8
1992 Bill Clinton 473,066 34.02 George H. W. Bush 592,929 42.65 Ross Perot 319,878 23.01 8
1988 George H. W. Bush 678,367 57.93 Michael Dukakis 483,423 41.28 - 8
1984 Ronald Reagan 861,530 68.61 Walter Mondale 385,080 30.67 - 8
1980 Ronald Reagan 695,570 60.5 Jimmy Carter 402,026 34.97 John B. Anderson 38,284 3.33 8
1976 Jimmy Carter 532,442 48.75 Gerald Ford 545,708 49.96 - 8
1972 Richard Nixon 759,025 73.7 George McGovern 247,147 24 - 8
1968 Richard Nixon 449,697 47.68 Hubert Humphrey 301,658 31.99 George Wallace 191,731 20.33 8
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 519,834 55.75 Barry Goldwater 412,665 44.25 - 8
1960 John F. Kennedy 370,111 40.98 Richard Nixon 533,039 59.02 - 8 Nixon received 7 electoral votes; one faithless elector voted for Harry F. Byrd.[1]
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 473,769 55.13 Adlai Stevenson II 385,581 44.87 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
- 8
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 518,045 54.59 Adlai Stevenson II 430,939 45.41 - 8
1948 Harry S. Truman 452,782 62.75 Thomas E. Dewey 268,817 37.25 Strom Thurmond - 10
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 401,549 55.57 Thomas E. Dewey 319,424 44.2 - 10
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 474,313 57.41 Wendell Willkie 348,872 42.23 - 11
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 501,069 66.83 Alf Landon 245,122 32.69 - 11
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 516,468 73.3 Herbert Hoover 188,165 26.7 - 11
1928 Herbert Hoover 394,046 63.72 Al Smith 219,174 35.44 - 10
1924 Calvin Coolidge 226,242 42.82 John W. Davis 255,798 48.41 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 46,375 8.78 10
1920 Warren G. Harding 243,831 50.11 James M. Cox 217,053 44.61 - 10
1916 Woodrow Wilson 148,113 50.59 Charles E. Hughes 97,233 33.21 - 10
1912 Woodrow Wilson 119,156 46.95 Theodore Roosevelt - - William H. Taft 90,786 35.77 10
1908 William H. Taft 110,474 43.33 William Jennings Bryan 122,363 47.99 - 7
Presidential elections in Oklahoma
Map of the United States with Oklahoma highlighted
No. of elections28
Voted Democratic10
Voted Republican18
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate20
Voted for losing candidate8

References

  1. ^ "1960 Presidential Election". 270 to win. Retrieved 20 September 2016.

Notes

  1. ^ 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
1908 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1908 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 3, 1908. All 46 states were part of the 1908 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose 7 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. This was the first presidential election Oklahoma participated in.

Democratic Nominee William Jennings Bryan won Oklahoma by a 4.66% margin of victory. Oklahoma became a reliably Democratic state, with the party nominee winning 10 out of the first 15 elections held in the state. In 1964, Lyndon Johnson became the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state.Eugene V. Debs, the Socialist candidate, won 8.52% of the vote, demonstrating the strength of the Socialist movement in Oklahoma at this point in the state's history. Debs would go on to improve this performance in 1912, winning around twice as much of the percentage of the vote in Oklahoma.

1932 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma was won by Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Speaker John Nance Garner, with 69.59% of the popular vote, against incumbent President Herbert Hoover (R–California), running with Vice President Charles Curtis, with 28.00% of the popular vote. As of 2019, this is the only presidential election in which Major County has voted for the Democratic candidate. This is also the best Democratic performance in Oklahoma history.

1936 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Vice President John Nance Garner, with 66.83% of the popular vote, against Governor Alf Landon (R–Kansas), running with Frank Knox, with 32.69% of the popular vote.To date, the 1936 election is the last in which the following counties voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate: Alfalfa, Blaine, Ellis, Garfield, Kingfisher, Tulsa, Washington and Woodward.

1940 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Secretary Henry A. Wallace, with 57.41% of the popular vote, against Wendell Willkie (R–Indiana), running with Minority Leader Charles L. McNary, with 42.23% of the popular vote.

1944 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma was won by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt (D–New York), running with Senator Harry S. Truman, with 55.57% of the popular vote, against Governor Thomas E. Dewey (R–New York), running with Governor John Bricker, with 44.20% of the popular vote.

1952 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1952 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president."The electors are Jesse Berry, Chandler; J. Kelsey McClure, Oklahoma City; George E. Nobles, Checotah; David G. Reed, Carnagie; Blanche Kay Young and Mary F. Lawson, Oklahoma City; Arch Stout, Wewoka and Earl E. Ridle, Andarko." The Daily Ardmoreite Dec 13th 1952

Oklahoma was won by Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–New York), running with Senator Richard Nixon, with 54.59 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator John Sparkman, with 45.41 percent of the popular vote.

1956 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R–Pennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 55.13 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D–Illinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 44.87 percent of the popular vote.

1960 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1960 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose nine representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oklahoma was won by incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (R–California), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 59.02% of the popular vote, against Senator John F. Kennedy (D–Massachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 40.98% of the popular vote. Nixon received eight of Oklahoma's nine electoral votes; the ninth was cast by a faithless elector to Harry F. Byrd of Virginia.With 59.02% of the popular vote, Oklahoma would prove to be Nixon's third strongest state in 1960 after Nebraska and Kansas.

1964 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1964 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 3, 1964. All fifty states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, the Democratic Party candidate, won Oklahoma with an 11.49 percent margin of victory against Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, winning its eight electoral votes. Oklahoma had begun trending Republican since 1952, with the margin of victory steadily increasing. In 1964, a majority of voters rejected the staunchly conservative Goldwater, who was portrayed as a right-wing extremist, and defected to the more moderate Johnson.

In typical fashion for the time, Johnson overwhelmingly won Southern Oklahoma, the most Democratic region of the state, carrying every county with over 60% of the vote. Goldwater performed strongly in the northern region including the Oklahoma Panhandle. Goldwater was able to hold Johnson below 60% in counties he won in this region except for Ottawa County and Craig County. As for the major urban areas, Johnson carried Oklahoma County, home of Oklahoma City, 52%-48%, while Goldwater carried Tulsa County 55%-45%. As a result, Oklahoma weighed in as 11.08 percentage points more Republican than the national average.

Since 1964, Oklahoma has become a reliably Republican state, with the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry it being Johnson. Johnson was also the last Democrat to carry Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, Comanche County, Canadian County, Custer County, Noble County, and Payne County. Despite these facts, Oklahoma would remain reliably Democratic at the state level for the next several decades.

1968 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1968 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 5, 1968. All fifty states and the District of Columbia were part of the 1968 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States.

Former Vice President Richard Nixon, the Republican nominee, won the state with 449,697 votes and 47.68 percent of the vote, with Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the Democratic nominee, taking 301,658 votes and 31.99 percent of the vote, followed by American Independent George Wallace, who took 191,731 votes and 20.33 percent of the vote. Wallace’s performance is the second-best by a third-party candidate in the Sooner State, behind Ross Perot in 1992. The Wallace pluralities in Atoka and Pushmataha Counties in the southeast marked the only occasion that a third-party candidate has ever carried any Oklahoma county.

1976 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1976 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 2, 1976. All fifty states and The District of Columbia were part of the 1976 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oklahoma was won by Incumbent President Gerald Ford (R) by a narrow margin of 1.21 percent. Despite Ford’s narrow victory, Oklahoma is a reliably Republican state, and the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state was Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 presidential campaign.

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which a Democrat carried one of the three counties in the Oklahoma Panhandle, namely Cimarron County, as well as the last time Grant County, Jackson County, Rogers County, Adair County, Dewey County, Roger Mills County, Lincoln County, Creek County, Grady County, Logan County, McClain County, Pottawatomie County, and Wagoner County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.

1980 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

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

Oklahoma was won by former California Governor Ronald Reagan (R) by a 25-point landslide. It is a reliably Republican state, and the last Democratic presidential candidate to carry the state was Lyndon Johnson in his 1964 presidential campaign.

1984 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1984 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 6, 1984. All 50 states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1984 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president of the United States.

Oklahoma was won by incumbent United States President Ronald Reagan of California, who was running against former Vice President Walter Mondale of Minnesota. Reagan ran for a second time with former C.I.A. Director George H. W. Bush of Texas, and Mondale ran with Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York, the first major female candidate for the vice presidency. Reagan won all but three counties, and lost the three he did lose by a combined aggregate of only 381 votes.

1988 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 1988 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 8, 1988. All fifty states and the District of Columbia, were part of the 1988 United States presidential election. Oklahoma voters chose eight electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president.

Oklahoma was won by incumbent United States Vice President George H. W. Bush of Texas, who was running against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. Bush ran with Indiana Senator Dan Quayle as Vice President, and Dukakis ran with Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen.

Oklahoma weighed in for this election as 9% more Republican than the national average.

2000 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 2000 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 8 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oklahoma was won by the Republican Party candidate, Texas Governor George W. Bush with a 21.88% margin of victory. Despite Vice President Al Gore's loss in the state, he is the most recent Democrat to win any of its counties in a presidential election, namely Ottawa, Cherokee, Muskogee, Okmulgee, McIntosh, Hughes, Haskell, Latimer, and Choctaw. This was the last election until 2016 that any third-party candidates were granted ballot access in Oklahoma.

2004 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 2004 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 2, 2004, and was part of the 2004 United States presidential election. Voters chose 7 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oklahoma was won by incumbent President George W. Bush by a 31.1% margin of victory. Prior to the election, all 12 news organizations considered this a state Bush would win, or otherwise considered as a safe red state. Bush won this state, every single county, and congressional district. Giving Bush nearly 66% of the vote, it was the most Republican state in the south and Bush's fifth best performances in the country after Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Nebraska. In addition, he performed nine points better here than in 2000, indicating the state is trending Republican.

2008 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 2008 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 4, 2008, and was part of the 2008 United States presidential election. Voters chose 7 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Oklahoma was won by Republican nominee John McCain with a 31.3% margin of victory. Prior to the election, all 17 news organizations considered this a state McCain would win, or otherwise considered as a safe red state. A strongly conservative state located in the Bible Belt where evangelical Christianity plays a large role, Oklahoma has swung and trended more to the Republicans in recent years than any other state. Having voted for the Republican presidential nominee in every election since 1968, Oklahoma once again showcased its status as a Republican stronghold in 2008 with Republican John McCain capturing 65.65% of the vote.

2012 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 2012 United States presidential election in Oklahoma took place on November 6, 2012, as part of the 2012 General Election in which all 50 states plus The District of Columbia participated. Oklahoma voters chose seven electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote pitting incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and his running mate, Vice President Joe Biden, against Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan.

Oklahoma in recent years has become one of the most conservative states in the nation; in both 2008 and 2004, Republicans took over 65% of the vote in Oklahoma and won every county in the state. In 2012, this Republican trend continued as Mitt Romney swept the state of Oklahoma with 66.77% of the vote, while Barack Obama took only 33.23%.

With 66.77% of the popular vote, Oklahoma would prove to be Romney's third strongest state in the 2012 election after Utah and Wyoming.

2020 United States presidential election in Oklahoma

The 2020 United States presidential election in Oklahoma 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. Oklahoma voters will choose electors to represent them in the Electoral College via a popular vote. The state of Oklahoma has 7 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 Tulsi Gabbard, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker are among the major declared candidates.

Elections by year
Elections by state
Primaries and caucuses
Nominating conventions
Electoral College
and Popular vote
Related topics

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.