Presidential elections in Wyoming
Map of the United States with Wyoming highlighted
Number of elections33
Voted Democratic8
Voted Republican25
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate23
Voted for losing candidate10

Since Wyoming's admission to the Union on July 10, 1890,[1] it has participated in 33 United States presidential elections, always having 3 electoral votes. Wyoming was the first place in America to grant women the right to vote, in 1869, well before it joined the Union in 1890. This was a significant milestone for women's suffrage and paved the way for other states to follow suit.[2] As a state with a strong Republican tradition, Wyoming tends to favor the Republican Party in presidential elections. It has consistently voted for Republican candidates in recent decades and is considered a reliably red state. When Wyoming participated in its first presidential election in 1892, Republican candidate Benjamin Harrison won the state with 50.52% of the vote. Harrison's Democratic opponent, Grover Cleveland, who went on to win the election, did not even appear on the ballot in Wyoming.[3]

Since the 1892 presidential election, the Democratic Party has rarely carried Wyoming in presidential elections. The Democrats' best showing in the state was in the 1936 presidential election, when President Franklin Roosevelt won a decisive victory nationwide.[4][5] The last time the Democratic Party won Wyoming in a presidential election was in 1964, when Lyndon B. Johnson won a landslide victory across the country.[6]

While much of Wyoming is a stronghold for the Republican Party, Teton County is an exception. In presidential elections since 1988, the county has only supported a Republican candidate once, in 2000, and is considered to be the most Democratic-leaning county in the state.[7]

Presidential elections

Key for parties
  Democratic Party – (D)
  Farmer-Labor Party – (FL)
  Green Party – (G)
  Libertarian Party – (LI)
  People's Party – (PO)
  Progressive Party (1912) – (PR-1912)
  Progressive Party (1924) – (PR-1924)
  Progressive Party (1948) – (PR-1948)
  Reform Party – (RE)
  Republican Party – (R)
  Union Party – (U)
Note – A double dagger (‡) indicates the national winner.
Presidential elections in Utah from 1896 to present
Year Winner Runner-up Other candidate[a] EV Ref.
Candidate Votes % Candidate Votes % Candidate Votes %
Benjamin Harrison (R) 8,454 50.52% James B. Weaver (PO) 7,722 46.14% John Bidwell (PRO) 530 3.17% 3
William Jennings Bryan (D) 10,861 51.49% William McKinley (R) 10,072 47.75% Joshua Levering (PRO) 159 0.75% 3
William McKinley (R) 14,482 58.66% William Jennings Bryan (D) 10,164 41.17% Eugene V. Debs (S) 21 0.09% 3
Theodore Roosevelt (R) 20,489 66.93% Alton B. Parker (D) 8,930 29.17% Eugene V. Debs (S) 987 3.22% 3
William Howard Taft (R) 20,846 55.43% William Jennings Bryan (D) 14,918 39.67% Eugene V. Debs (S) 1,715 4.56% 3
Woodrow Wilson (D) 15,310 36.2% William Howard Taft (R) 14,560 34.42% Theodore Roosevelt (PR-1912) 9,232 21.83% 3
Woodrow Wilson (D) 28,316 54.62% Charles Evans Hughes (R) 21,698 41.86% Allan Benson (S) 1,453 2.8% 3
Warren G. Harding (R) 35,091 64.15% James M. Cox (D) 17,429 31.86% Parley P. Christensen (FL) 2,180 3.99% 3
Calvin Coolidge (R) 41,858 52.39% Robert M. La Follette (PR-1924) 25,174 31.51% John W. Davis (D) 12,868 16.11% 3
Herbert Hoover (R) 52,748 63.68% Al Smith (D) 29,299 35.37% Norman Thomas (S) 788 0.95% 3
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 54,370 56.07% Herbert Hoover (R) 39,583 40.82% Norman Thomas (S) 2,829 2.92% 3
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 62,624 64.59% Alf Landon (R) 38,739 39.95% William Lemke (U) 1,653 1.7% 3
Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 59,287 52.82% Wendell Willkie (R) 52,633 46.89% Roger W. Babson (U) 172 0.15% 3
Thomas E. Dewey (R) 51,921 51.23% Franklin D. Roosevelt (D) 49,419 48.77%
3
Harry S. Truman (D) 52,354 51.62% Thomas E. Dewey (R) 47,947 47.27% Henry A. Wallace (PR-1948) 931 0.92% 3
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 81,049 62.71% Adlai Stevenson II (D) 47,934 37.09% Stuart Hamblen (PRO) 194 0.15% 3
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 74,573 60.08% Adlai Stevenson II (D) 49,554 39.92%
3
Richard Nixon (R) 77,451 55.01% John F. Kennedy (D) 63,331 44.99%
3
Lyndon B. Johnson (D) 80,718 56.56% Barry Goldwater (R) 61,998 43.44%
3
Richard Nixon (R) 70,927 55.76% Hubert Humphrey (D) 45,173 35.51% George Wallace (AI) 11,105 8.73% 3
Richard Nixon (R) 100,464 69.01% George McGovern (D) 44,358 30.47% John G. Schmitz (Write-in) 748 0.51% 3
Gerald Ford (R) 92,717 59.3% Jimmy Carter (D) 62,239 39.81% Eugene McCarthy (Write-in) 624 0.4% 3
Ronald Reagan (R) 110,700 62.64% Jimmy Carter (D) 49,427 27.97% John B. Anderson (I) 12,072 6.83% 3
Ronald Reagan (R) 133,241 70.51% Walter Mondale (D) 53,370 28.24% David Bergland (LI) 12,072 1.25% 3
George H. W. Bush (R) 106,867 60.53% Michael Dukakis (D) 67,113 38.01% Ron Paul (LI) 2,026 1.15% 3
George H. W. Bush (R) 79,347 39.7% Bill Clinton (D) 68,160 34.1% Ross Perot (I) 51,263 25.65% 3
Bob Dole (R) 105,388 49.7% Bill Clinton (D) 77,934 36.75% Ross Perot (RE) 25,928 12.23% 3
George W. Bush[d] (R) 147,947 67.76% Al Gore (D) 60,481 27.7% Ralph Nader (G) 4,625 2.12% 3
George W. Bush[d] (R) 167,629 68.86% John Kerry (D) 70,776 29.07% Ralph Nader (RE) 2,741 1.13% 3
John McCain (R) 164,958 64.78% Barack Obama (D) 82,868 32.54% Ralph Nader (I) 2,525 0.99% 3
Mitt Romney (R) 170,962 68.64% Barack Obama (D) 69,286 27.82% Gary Johnson (LI) 5,326 2.14% 3
Donald Trump (R) 174,419 68.17% Hillary Clinton (D) 55,973 21.88% Gary Johnson (LI) 13,287 5.19% 3
Donald Trump (R) 193,559 69.94% Joe Biden (D) 73,491 26.55% Jo Jorgensen (LI) 5,768 2.08% 3

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Notes

  1. ^ For the purpose of this list, other candidates are defined as those who finished in third place in the state.
  2. ^ National winner Grover Cleveland was not on ballot
  3. ^ The American Socialist Party's candidate Eugene Debs received 2,760 votes (6.53%).[24]
  4. ^ a b Wyoming was the home state of vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney.

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