1920 United States presidential election in South Carolina

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Nominee James M. Cox Warren G. Harding
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Ohio Ohio
Running mate Franklin D. Roosevelt Calvin Coolidge
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 64,170 2,610
Percentage 96.05% 3.91%

County Results

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Warren G. Harding

The 1920 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 2, 1920, as part of the 1920 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose 9 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Carolina voted for the Democratic nominee, Governor James M. Cox of Ohio, over Republican nominee, Senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio. Cox ran with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York, while Harding ran with Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts.

Cox won South Carolina by a landslide margin of 96.05%.

In the midst of a massive nationwide Republican landslide, South Carolina was a staggering 118.3% more Democratic than the national average.


1920 United States presidential election in South Carolina[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James Middleton Cox of Ohio Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York 64,170 96.05% 9 100.00%
Republican Warren Gamaliel Harding of Ohio Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts 2,610 3.91% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Seymour Stedman of Illinois 28 0.04% 0 0.00%
Total 66,808 100.00% 9 100.00%


  1. ^ "1920 Presidential General Election Results – South Carolina". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved December 23, 2013.