1916 United States presidential election in Ohio

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson, Harris & Ewing bw photo portrait, 1919 (cropped 3x4).jpg
Governor Charles Evans Hughes (cropped).jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson Charles Evans Hughes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New Jersey New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Charles W. Fairbanks
Electoral vote 24 0
Popular vote 604,161 514,753
Percentage 51.86% 44.18%

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County Results

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1916 United States presidential election in Ohio was held on November 7, 1916. State voters chose 24 electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Ohio was won by the Democratic Party candidate, incumbent President Woodrow Wilson, who won the state with 51.86 percent of the popular vote. The Republican Party candidate, Charles Evans Hughes, garnered 44.18 percent of the popular vote.[1]

As a result of his win in Ohio, Wilson became the first Democratic presidential candidate since Andrew Jackson in 1832 to win Ohio with a majority of the votes, although three Democrats in the intervening period – Wilson in 1912, Franklin Pierce in 1852, and Lewis Cass in 1848 – had won the state with pluralities.[2]

As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which Delaware County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[3]

Results

1916 United States presidential election in Ohio
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Woodrow Wilson (incumbent) 604,161 51.86% 24
Republican Charles E. Hughes 514,753 44.18% 0
Socialist Allan Benson 38,092 3.27% 0
Prohibition Frank Hanly 8,080 0.69% 0
Totals 1,165,086 100.0% 24

Results by county

County Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Democratic
Charles Evans Hughes
Republican
Allan Louis Benson
Socialist
James Franklin Hanly
Prohibition
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # %
Adams 2,887 49.38% 2,819 48.21% 107 1.83% 34 0.58% 68 1.16% 5,847
Allen 7,905 55.91% 5,713 40.40% 411 2.91% 111 0.79% 2,192 15.50% 14,140
Ashland 4,000 59.89% 2,534 37.94% 97 1.45% 48 0.72% 1,466 21.95% 6,679
Ashtabula 5,306 42.02% 6,608 52.34% 569 4.51% 143 1.13% -1,302 -10.31% 12,626
Athens 4,101 40.74% 5,554 55.18% 338 3.36% 73 0.73% -1,453 -14.43% 10,066
Auglaize 4,124 57.48% 2,763 38.51% 246 3.43% 42 0.59% 1,361 18.97% 7,175
Belmont 7,911 46.41% 7,526 44.15% 1,387 8.14% 222 1.30% 385 2.26% 17,046
Brown 3,959 63.43% 2,227 35.68% 45 0.72% 11 0.18% 1,732 27.75% 6,242
Butler 10,806 58.75% 5,850 31.81% 1,625 8.84% 111 0.60% 4,956 26.95% 18,392
Carroll 1,672 43.04% 2,086 53.69% 61 1.57% 66 1.70% -414 -10.66% 3,885
Champaign 3,338 46.80% 3,695 51.80% 70 0.98% 30 0.42% -357 -5.00% 7,133
Clark 8,848 48.37% 8,715 47.64% 538 2.94% 192 1.05% 133 0.73% 18,293
Clermont 4,247 53.56% 3,549 44.76% 106 1.34% 27 0.34% 698 8.80% 7,929
Clinton 2,602 41.83% 3,520 56.58% 52 0.84% 47 0.76% -918 -14.76% 6,221
Columbiana 7,788 44.95% 8,118 46.85% 999 5.77% 421 2.43% -330 -1.90% 17,326
Coshocton 4,269 56.60% 2,831 37.53% 284 3.77% 159 2.11% 1,438 19.06% 7,543
Crawford 6,014 67.05% 2,673 29.80% 215 2.40% 68 0.76% 3,341 37.25% 8,970
Cuyahoga 71,533 55.49% 51,287 39.79% 5,662 4.39% 418 0.32% 20,246 15.71% 128,900
Darke 6,186 56.94% 4,322 39.78% 115 1.06% 242 2.23% 1,864 17.16% 10,865
Defiance 3,359 55.47% 2,565 42.36% 97 1.60% 34 0.56% 794 13.11% 6,055
Delaware 3,754 50.95% 3,461 46.97% 49 0.67% 104 1.41% 293 3.98% 7,368
Erie 5,152 53.27% 4,170 43.12% 317 3.28% 32 0.33% 982 10.15% 9,671
Fairfield 6,172 63.34% 3,380 34.69% 111 1.14% 81 0.83% 2,792 28.65% 9,744
Fayette 2,616 47.69% 2,772 50.53% 67 1.22% 31 0.57% -156 -2.84% 5,486
Franklin 34,103 57.10% 24,107 40.36% 1,172 1.96% 345 0.58% 9,996 16.74% 59,727
Fulton 2,507 45.28% 2,933 52.97% 69 1.25% 28 0.51% -426 -7.69% 5,537
Gallia 2,277 43.55% 2,860 54.71% 67 1.28% 24 0.46% -583 -11.15% 5,228
Geauga 1,345 41.80% 1,806 56.12% 43 1.34% 24 0.75% -461 -14.33% 3,218
Greene 2,913 37.86% 4,458 57.93% 209 2.72% 115 1.49% -1,545 -20.08% 7,695
Guernsey 4,312 45.65% 4,228 44.76% 776 8.22% 130 1.38% 84 0.89% 9,446
Hamilton 51,990 43.30% 64,030 53.33% 3,739 3.11% 310 0.26% -12,040 -10.03% 120,069
Hancock 5,416 54.29% 4,268 42.78% 211 2.12% 81 0.81% 1,148 11.51% 9,976
Hardin 4,304 50.24% 4,119 48.08% 113 1.32% 31 0.36% 185 2.16% 8,567
Harrison 1,911 42.33% 2,517 55.76% 50 1.11% 36 0.80% -606 -13.42% 4,514
Henry 3,252 55.47% 2,482 42.33% 91 1.55% 38 0.65% 770 13.13% 5,863
Highland 3,964 50.85% 3,727 47.81% 60 0.77% 45 0.58% 237 3.04% 7,796
Hocking 2,907 53.59% 2,357 43.45% 134 2.47% 27 0.50% 550 10.14% 5,425
Holmes 2,846 73.64% 955 24.71% 43 1.11% 21 0.54% 1,891 48.93% 3,865
Huron 4,136 49.36% 4,048 48.31% 139 1.66% 57 0.68% 88 1.05% 8,380
Jackson 2,922 47.11% 3,116 50.23% 127 2.05% 38 0.61% -194 -3.13% 6,203
Jefferson 5,250 41.94% 6,658 53.19% 500 3.99% 109 0.87% -1,408 -11.25% 12,517
Knox 4,578 54.61% 3,646 43.49% 96 1.15% 63 0.75% 932 11.12% 8,383
Lake 2,596 46.21% 2,887 51.39% 106 1.89% 29 0.52% -291 -5.18% 5,618
Lawrence 2,821 38.21% 4,363 59.10% 165 2.24% 33 0.45% -1,542 -20.89% 7,382
Licking 8,183 56.43% 5,935 40.93% 268 1.85% 114 0.79% 2,248 15.50% 14,500
Logan 3,483 43.93% 4,345 54.80% 45 0.57% 56 0.71% -862 -10.87% 7,929
Lorain 7,658 50.91% 6,868 45.66% 464 3.08% 52 0.35% 790 5.25% 15,042
Lucas 30,779 60.80% 16,711 33.01% 3,000 5.93% 136 0.27% 14,068 27.79% 50,626
Madison 2,667 48.35% 2,809 50.92% 16 0.29% 24 0.44% -142 -2.57% 5,516
Mahoning 13,013 51.59% 11,256 44.62% 741 2.94% 215 0.85% 1,757 6.97% 25,225
Marion 5,273 53.53% 4,264 43.29% 264 2.68% 49 0.50% 1,009 10.24% 9,850
Medina 2,984 50.71% 2,754 46.80% 111 1.89% 36 0.61% 230 3.91% 5,885
Meigs 2,628 43.57% 3,184 52.79% 189 3.13% 30 0.50% -556 -9.22% 6,031
Mercer 3,803 62.27% 2,065 33.81% 55 0.90% 184 3.01% 1,738 28.46% 6,107
Miami 5,582 47.01% 5,772 48.61% 433 3.65% 86 0.72% -190 -1.60% 11,873
Monroe 3,322 67.62% 1,504 30.61% 51 1.04% 36 0.73% 1,818 37.00% 4,913
Montgomery 24,339 51.92% 19,683 41.99% 2,618 5.59% 235 0.50% 4,656 9.93% 46,875
Morgan 1,833 44.26% 2,136 51.58% 105 2.54% 67 1.62% -303 -7.32% 4,141
Morrow 2,345 51.64% 2,062 45.41% 39 0.86% 95 2.09% 283 6.23% 4,541
Muskingum 6,328 42.75% 7,597 51.32% 676 4.57% 201 1.36% -1,269 -8.57% 14,802
Noble 2,175 47.80% 2,290 50.33% 32 0.70% 53 1.16% -115 -2.53% 4,550
Ottawa 3,347 64.44% 1,793 34.52% 46 0.89% 8 0.15% 1,554 29.92% 5,194
Paulding 2,313 45.64% 2,647 52.23% 85 1.68% 23 0.45% -334 -6.59% 5,068
Perry 3,860 46.73% 3,953 47.85% 381 4.61% 67 0.81% -93 -1.13% 8,261
Pickaway 3,820 58.66% 2,629 40.37% 21 0.32% 42 0.64% 1,191 18.29% 6,512
Pike 2,091 55.72% 1,616 43.06% 29 0.77% 17 0.45% 475 12.66% 3,753
Portage 4,269 55.56% 3,142 40.90% 215 2.80% 57 0.74% 1,127 14.67% 7,683
Preble 3,387 53.09% 2,881 45.16% 59 0.92% 53 0.83% 506 7.93% 6,380
Putnam 4,294 64.79% 2,243 33.84% 53 0.80% 38 0.57% 2,051 30.94% 6,628
Richland 6,985 56.87% 4,886 39.78% 343 2.79% 69 0.56% 2,099 17.09% 12,283
Ross 5,154 50.68% 4,857 47.76% 109 1.07% 50 0.49% 297 2.92% 10,170
Sandusky 5,264 58.25% 3,557 39.36% 132 1.46% 84 0.93% 1,707 18.89% 9,037
Scioto 4,808 40.71% 6,356 53.82% 521 4.41% 124 1.05% -1,548 -13.11% 11,809
Seneca 6,451 57.80% 4,301 38.54% 320 2.87% 89 0.80% 2,150 19.26% 11,161
Shelby 3,801 60.32% 2,352 37.33% 110 1.75% 38 0.60% 1,449 23.00% 6,301
Stark 15,316 48.93% 14,159 45.23% 1,506 4.81% 322 1.03% 1,157 3.70% 31,303
Summit 19,343 59.45% 11,593 35.63% 1,260 3.87% 343 1.05% 7,750 23.82% 32,539
Trumbull 6,091 46.57% 6,167 47.15% 684 5.23% 138 1.06% -76 -0.58% 13,080
Tuscarawas 7,608 54.84% 5,404 38.96% 806 5.81% 54 0.39% 2,204 15.89% 13,872
Union 2,747 45.73% 3,182 52.97% 47 0.78% 31 0.52% -435 -7.24% 6,007
Van Wert 3,753 48.56% 3,802 49.19% 131 1.69% 43 0.56% -49 -0.63% 7,729
Vinton 1,433 49.19% 1,420 48.75% 53 1.82% 7 0.24% 13 0.45% 2,913
Warren 2,937 44.22% 3,610 54.35% 60 0.90% 35 0.53% -673 -10.13% 6,642
Washington 5,267 50.43% 4,745 45.43% 335 3.21% 97 0.93% 522 5.00% 10,444
Wayne 5,930 60.22% 3,676 37.33% 135 1.37% 106 1.08% 2,254 22.89% 9,847
Williams 3,552 51.68% 3,132 45.57% 131 1.91% 58 0.84% 420 6.11% 6,873
Wood 5,796 52.18% 5,034 45.32% 202 1.82% 76 0.68% 762 6.86% 11,108
Wyandot 3,250 60.50% 2,078 38.68% 33 0.61% 11 0.20% 1,172 21.82% 5,372
Totals 604,161 51.84% 514,753 44.17% 38,392 3.29% 8,080 0.69% 89,408 7.67% 1,165,386

See also

References

  1. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1916 Presidential General Election Results – Ohio
  2. ^ "Presidential General Election Results Comparison – Ohio". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016