State-By-State Presidential Election Results Since 1972

This table shows the state-by-state winner in each presidential election since 1972.

A plurality of votes is all that is required for a presidential contender to win a state. A candidate simply has to poll a greater number of votes than any other candidate in that state. This may be less than 50%.

Presidents are elected via an Electoral College which represents the States and has 538 votes. To win, a candidate must secure 270 votes.

Each state’s entitlement equals the number of members it has in the House of Representatives plus its two senators. Eg. Alabama has 7 members in the House, plus 2 senators, hence it has 9 electoral votes. Electoral College votes (EV) allocated to each state are shown in the last column. Whilst not a state, the District of Columbia, Washington DC, is allocated 3 electoral votes.

Electoral College votes are allocated on a first-past-the-post, winner-take-all basis, except in Maine and Nebraska where votes are allocated by a combination of the popular vote and victories in congressional districts.

The winners in each of these election years were: Richard Nixon (Rep – 1972), Jimmy Carter (Dem – 1976), Ronald Reagan (Rep – 1980 & 1984), George H.W. Bush (Rep – 1988), Bill Clinton (Dem – 1992 & 1996), George W. Bush (Rep – 2000 & 2004), Barack Obama (Dem – 2008 & 2012) and Donald J. Trump (Rep – 2016). The number of electoral votes won by each successful candidate in shown in the header.

2016 Presidential Election: Donald Trump (Rep) won 30 States, plus the 2nd district in Maine, to secure 306 electoral college votes. Hillary Clinton (Dem) won 20 states, plus the District of Columbia, to secure 232 electoral votes. Six states that voted Democratic in 2012 shifted to the Republican candidate: Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennysylvania.

U.S. Presidential Election Results By State (1972-2016)
State 1972
Rep
520
1976
Dem
297
1980
Rep
489
1984
Rep
525
1988
Rep
426
1992
Dem
370
1996
Dem
379
2000
Rep
271
2004
Rep
286
2008
Dem
365
2012
Dem
332
2016
Rep
306
EV
Alabama
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
9
Alaska
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
3
Arizona
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
11
Arkansas
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
6
California
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
55
Colorado
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
9
Connecticut
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
7
Delaware
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
3
D.C.
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
3
Florida
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
29
Georgia
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
16
1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 EV
Hawaii
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
4
Idaho
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
4
Illinois
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
20
Indiana
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
REP
REP
11
Iowa
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
6
Kansas
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
6
Kentucky
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
8
Louisiana
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
8
Maine
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
D3/R1
4
Maryland
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
10
Massachusetts
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
11
Michigan
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
REP
16
Minnesota
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
10
Mississippi
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
6
Missouri
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
10
Montana
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
3
Nebraska
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
R4/D1
REP
REP
5
Nevada
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
6
New Hampshire
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
4
New Jersey
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
14
1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016 EV
New Mexico
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
5
New York
REP
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
29
North Carolina
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
REP
REP
15
North Dakota
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
3
Ohio
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
18
Oklahoma
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
7
Oregon
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
7
Pennsylvania
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
REP
20
Rhode Island
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
4
South Carolina
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
9
South Dakota
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
3
Tennessee
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
11
Texas
REP
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
38
Utah
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
6
Vermont
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
3
Virginia
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
13
Washington
REP
REP
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
12
West Virginia
REP
DEM
DEM
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
5
Wisconsin
REP
DEM
REP
REP
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
DEM
REP
10
Wyoming
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
REP
3


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