1912 United States presidential election in North Carolina

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Nominee Woodrow Wilson Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Progressive Republican
Home state New Jersey New York Ohio
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Hiram Johnson Nicholas M. Butler
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 133,021 69,130 29,139
Percentage 59.24% 28.34% 11.95%

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County Results

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1912 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. North Carolina voters chose 12 representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

North Carolina was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 59.24% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 28.34% of the popular vote and the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 11.95% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which Wilkes County, Avery County, and Mitchell County did not support the Republican candidate.[2]

Results

1912 United States presidential election in North Carolina[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 144,507 59.24%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 69,130 28.34%
Republican William Howard Taft (incumbent) 29,139 11.95%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 1,025 0.42%
Prohibition Eugene W. Chafin 117 0.05%
Total votes 243,918 100%

Results by county

County Woodrow Wilson[3]
Democratic
William Howard Taft[3]
Republican
Theodore Roosevelt[3]
Progressive
Eugene Victor Debs[3]
Socialist
Eugene Wilder Chafin[3]
Prohibition
Margin[a]
% # % # % # % # % # % #
Currituck 97.80% 622 0.94% 6 1.26% 8 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 96.54% 614
Northampton 93.66% 1,625 3.29% 57 3.05% 53 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 90.37% 1,568[b]
Bertie 93.79% 1,571 2.57% 43 3.64% 61 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 90.15% 1,510
Halifax 92.85% 2,300 1.70% 42 5.45% 135 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 87.40% 2,165
Edgecombe 89.03% 1,851 4.91% 102 3.70% 77 2.36% 49 0.00% 0 84.13% 1,749[b]
New Hanover 89.11% 2,021 6.17% 140 4.72% 107 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 82.94% 1,881[b]
Warren 86.20% 987 9.78% 112 4.02% 46 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 76.42% 875[b]
Scotland 89.94% 751 1.08% 9 8.98% 75 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 80.96% 676
Hoke 85.87% 626 8.64% 63 5.49% 40 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 77.23% 563[b]
Martin 82.63% 1,251 15.13% 229 2.25% 34 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 67.50% 1,022[b]
Anson 85.95% 1,487 7.23% 125 6.82% 118 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 78.73% 1,362[b]
Craven 87.12% 1,819 3.78% 79 9.10% 190 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 78.02% 1,629
Chowan 82.88% 663 7.50% 60 9.63% 77 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 73.25% 586
Caswell 77.99% 705 17.04% 154 4.98% 45 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 60.95% 551[b]
Richmond 83.17% 1,319 5.17% 82 10.97% 174 0.19% 3 0.50% 8 72.19% 1,145
Mecklenburg 82.27% 3,967 5.89% 284 11.05% 533 0.79% 38 0.00% 0 71.22% 3,434
Hertford 81.72% 742 6.72% 61 11.56% 105 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 70.15% 637
Franklin 81.62% 1,856 3.12% 71 15.22% 346 0.04% 1 0.00% 0 66.40% 1,510
Perquimans 70.40% 647 24.81% 228 4.79% 44 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 45.59% 419[b]
Jones 79.87% 635 4.40% 35 15.72% 125 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 64.15% 510
Pasquotank 78.83% 972 6.24% 77 14.92% 184 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 63.91% 788
Greene 76.41% 894 10.60% 124 12.99% 152 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 63.42% 742
Pitt 74.63% 2,303 11.24% 347 14.03% 433 0.10% 3 0.00% 0 60.60% 1,870
Vance 74.97% 1,204 10.46% 168 14.57% 234 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 60.40% 970
Lenoir 76.98% 1,568 5.99% 122 17.03% 347 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 59.94% 1,221
Camden 74.81% 303 9.88% 40 15.31% 62 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 59.51% 241
Lee 62.78% 862 32.85% 451 4.37% 60 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 29.93% 411[b]
Robeson 76.88% 2,706 4.38% 154 18.75% 660 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 58.13% 2,046
Granville 74.48% 1,561 9.16% 192 16.36% 343 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 58.11% 1,218
Union 75.87% 1,786 3.91% 92 19.41% 457 0.81% 19 0.00% 0 56.46% 1,329
Pender 77.11% 967 1.52% 19 21.37% 268 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 55.74% 699
Wilson 73.03% 1,741 3.44% 82 23.53% 561 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 49.50% 1,180
Gates 69.28% 618 10.65% 95 20.07% 179 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 49.22% 439
Nash 70.21% 1,862 6.49% 172 21.72% 576 1.58% 42 0.00% 0 48.49% 1,286
Dare 55.52% 397 33.29% 238 11.19% 80 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 22.24% 159[b]
Wake 68.81% 3,996 4.86% 282 26.12% 1,517 0.21% 12 0.00% 0 42.69% 2,479
Beaufort 63.97% 1,605 11.76% 295 21.84% 548 2.43% 61 0.00% 0 42.13% 1,057
Cleveland 69.66% 2,351 2.40% 81 27.94% 943 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 41.72% 1,408
Bladen 67.70% 1,140 1.96% 33 30.34% 511 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 37.35% 629
Iredell 63.69% 2,528 9.88% 392 26.38% 1,047 0.00% 0 0.05% 2 37.31% 1,481
Haywood 62.88% 2,068 10.76% 354 26.18% 861 0.18% 6 0.00% 0 36.70% 1,207
Person 45.86% 820 43.85% 784 10.29% 184 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 2.01% 36[b]
Alleghany 58.42% 652 18.64% 208 22.94% 256 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 35.48% 396
Wayne 65.46% 2,293 2.71% 95 31.12% 1,090 0.46% 16 0.26% 9 34.34% 1,203
Washington 48.55% 503 37.07% 384 14.38% 149 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 11.49% 119[b]
Rockingham 56.01% 1,939 20.05% 694 22.47% 778 1.47% 51 0.00% 0 33.54% 1,161
Hyde 62.85% 636 7.51% 76 29.64% 300 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 33.20% 336
Stokes 40.48% 1,144 51.31% 1,450 7.43% 210 0.78% 22 0.00% 0 -10.83% -306[b]
Pamlico 62.13% 694 6.62% 74 29.45% 329 1.79% 20 0.00% 0 32.68% 365
Johnston 53.28% 2,757 25.80% 1,335 20.93% 1,083 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 27.48% 1,422[b]
Carteret 60.43% 1,153 11.43% 218 28.14% 537 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 32.29% 616
Tyrrell 47.52% 297 35.84% 224 16.00% 100 0.64% 4 0.00% 0 11.68% 73[b]
Henderson 48.00% 1,092 35.21% 801 16.70% 380 0.09% 2 0.00% 0 12.79% 291[b]
Guilford 60.43% 3,830 7.26% 460 31.22% 1,979 0.68% 43 0.41% 26 29.20% 1,851
Cumberland 60.08% 1,678 8.41% 235 31.15% 870 0.36% 10 0.00% 0 28.93% 808
Columbus 61.44% 1,668 5.71% 155 32.85% 892 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 28.58% 776
Durham 62.31% 2,197 3.52% 124 34.15% 1,204 0.03% 1 0.00% 0 28.16% 993
Forsyth 48.12% 3,042 26.72% 1,689 19.96% 1,262 5.14% 325 0.06% 4 21.40% 1,353[b]
Surry 39.94% 1,919 47.39% 2,277 12.65% 608 0.00% 0 0.02% 1 -7.45% -358[b]
Gaston 59.45% 2,333 6.22% 244 32.59% 1,279 1.17% 46 0.56% 22 26.86% 1,054
Rowan 59.43% 2,748 6.06% 280 33.24% 1,537 1.08% 50 0.19% 9 26.19% 1,211
Davidson 48.16% 2,484 29.26% 1,509 22.16% 1,143 0.19% 10 0.23% 12 18.90% 975[b]
Duplin 61.46% 1,757 1.15% 33 37.29% 1,066 0.10% 3 0.00% 0 24.17% 691
Davie 41.59% 823 40.93% 810 17.43% 345 0.00% 0 0.05% 1 0.66% 13[b]
Onslow 59.39% 901 4.35% 66 36.26% 550 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 23.14% 351
Moore 55.20% 1,167 11.92% 252 32.07% 678 0.80% 17 0.00% 0 23.13% 489
Buncombe 56.92% 3,716 6.53% 426 35.00% 2,285 1.55% 101 0.00% 0 21.92% 1,431
Graham 46.22% 416 29.00% 261 24.78% 223 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 17.22% 155[b]
Jackson 53.56% 1,210 13.94% 315 32.27% 729 0.22% 5 0.00% 0 21.29% 481
Brunswick 51.35% 777 18.51% 280 30.14% 456 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 21.22% 321
Cherokee 42.80% 906 34.67% 734 22.53% 477 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 8.12% 172[b]
Alexander 45.51% 852 27.94% 523 26.55% 497 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 17.57% 329[b]
Randolph 54.95% 2,665 7.63% 370 37.30% 1,809 0.12% 6 0.00% 0 17.65% 856
Rutherford 56.93% 2,180 2.14% 82 40.56% 1,553 0.18% 7 0.18% 7 16.38% 627
Caldwell 49.50% 1,627 14.66% 482 35.50% 1,167 0.33% 11 0.00% 0 13.99% 460
Polk 50.75% 675 11.50% 153 37.67% 501 0.08% 1 0.00% 0 13.08% 174
Harnett 53.43% 1,364 5.80% 148 40.54% 1,035 0.20% 5 0.04% 1 12.89% 329
Alamance 54.26% 2,132 3.82% 150 41.66% 1,637 0.25% 10 0.00% 0 12.60% 495
McDowell 47.94% 1,037 15.86% 343 35.74% 773 0.46% 10 0.00% 0 12.21% 264
Ashe 48.86% 1,643 14.21% 478 36.90% 1,241 0.03% 1 0.00% 0 11.95% 402
Chatham 53.86% 1,652 2.28% 70 43.79% 1,343 0.07% 2 0.00% 0 10.07% 309
Macon 51.13% 1,020 6.72% 134 42.16% 841 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 8.97% 179
Lincoln 53.11% 1,280 2.03% 49 44.23% 1,066 0.12% 3 0.50% 12 8.88% 214
Orange 50.00% 997 8.63% 172 41.17% 821 0.20% 4 0.00% 0 8.83% 176
Montgomery 50.55% 1,012 7.19% 144 42.26% 846 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 8.29% 166
Transylvania 49.45% 631 8.39% 107 42.08% 537 0.08% 1 0.00% 0 7.37% 94
Catawba 50.38% 2,110 4.85% 203 44.70% 1,872 0.00% 0 0.07% 3 5.68% 238
Yadkin 33.90% 713 37.61% 791 28.48% 599 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 -3.71% -78[b]
Watauga 42.92% 933 19.32% 420 37.67% 819 0.09% 2 0.00% 0 5.24% 114
Stanly 50.73% 1,702 3.13% 105 46.14% 1,548 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 4.59% 154
Cabarrus 46.83% 1,738 10.48% 389 42.68% 1,584 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 4.15% 154
Yancey 50.36% 1,112 2.72% 60 46.92% 1,036 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 3.44% 76
Burke 50.54% 1,365 1.78% 48 47.69% 1,288 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 2.85% 77
Clay 47.94% 372 2.19% 17 49.87% 387 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 -1.93% -15
Swain 41.54% 766 11.93% 220 46.53% 858 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 -4.99% -92
Madison 33.89% 897 16.24% 430 49.87% 1,320 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 -15.98% -423
Wilkes 36.05% 1,636 7.29% 331 56.65% 2,571 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 -20.60% -935
Mitchell 29.52% 385 15.57% 203 54.91% 716 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 -25.38% -331
Sampson 32.69% 1,265 2.17% 84 65.12% 2,520 0.00% 0 0.03% 1 -32.43% -1,255
Avery 16.60% 217 10.56% 138 72.69% 950 0.15% 2 0.00% 0 -56.08% -733

Notes

  1. ^ Because Roosevelt finished second behind Wilson in North Carolina as a whole, all percentage margins are Wilson percentage minus Roosevelt percentage and vote margins Wilson vote total minus Roosevelt vote total unless states otherwise for the county in question.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y In this county where Roosevelt did run third behind both Wilson and Taft, percentage margin given is Wilson percentage minus Taft percentage and vote margin Wilson vote minus Taft vote.

References

  1. ^ a b "1912 Presidential Election Results – North Carolina". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ a b c d e North Carolina State Board of Elections; A Manual of North Carolina - Vote for President, 1912