1912 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1912

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg William Howard Taft - Harris and Ewing.jpg Theodore Roosevelt-Pach.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson William Howard Taft Theodore Roosevelt
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Home state New Jersey Ohio New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Nicholas M. Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Hiram Johnson
Electoral vote 13 0 0
Popular vote 219,484 115,510 101,766
Percentage 48.48% 25.52% 22.48%

President before election

William Howard Taft

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

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

Kentucky was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 48.48% of the popular vote, against the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 25.52% of the popular vote and the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 22.48% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Pulaski County, Laurel County, Allen County, Casey County, and Edmonson County voted for the Democratic candidate and the last in which McCreary County and Jackson County did not support the Republican candidate.


United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 219,484 48.48%
Republican William Howard Taft 115,510 25.52%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 101,766 22.48%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 11,646 2.57%
Prohibition Stuart Hamblen 3,253 0.72%
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 1,055 0.23%
Total votes 452,714 100%


  1. ^ a b "1912 Presidential Election Results Kentucky".