1912 United States presidential election in Maine

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1912

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Nominee Woodrow Wilson Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Progressive Republican
Home state New Jersey New York Ohio
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Hiram Johnson Nicholas Murray Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Electoral vote 6 0 0
Popular vote 51,113 48,495 26,545
Percentage 39.43% 37.41% 20.48%

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic


The 1912 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine was won by the Democratic nominees, New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson and Indiana Governor Thomas R. Marshall. Wilson and Marshall defeated incumbent President William Howard Taft, and his running mate Vice President James S. Sherman and Progressive Party candidates, former President Theodore Roosevelt and his running mate California Governor Hiram Johnson.

Wilson won Maine by a narrow margin of 2.02 percent, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate since Franklin Pierce in 1852 to win the state. This would be the final time until Lyndon B. Johnson won the state in 1964 where a Democratic presidential candidate would carry Maine.

With 37.41% of the popular vote, Maine would prove to be Roosevelt's fifth strongest state in terms of popular vote percentage in the 1912 election after South Dakota, California, Michigan and Minnesota.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 1912[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas Riley Marshall of Indiana 51,113 39.43% 6 100.00%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt of New York Hiram Warren Johnson of California 48,495 37.41% 0 0.00%
Republican William Howard Taft of Ohio Nicholas Murray Butler of New York 26,545 20.48% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Emil Seidel of Wisconsin 2,541 1.96% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Eugene Wilder Chafin of Illinois Aaron Sherman Watkins of Ohio 946 0.73% 0 0.00%
Total 129,640 100.00% 6 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Wilson# Wilson% Taft# Taft% Roosevelt#[3] Roosevelt% Others# Others% Total votes cast[4]
Androscoggin 4,516 44.38% 859 8.44% 4,424 43.47% 377 3.70% 10,176
Aroostook 1,924 24.63% 898 11.49% 4,799 61.42% 192 2.46% 7,813
Cumberland 8,480 41.04% 5,154 24.95% 6,537 31.64% 490 2.37% 20,661
Franklin 1,421 37.36% 668 17.56% 1,633 42.93% 82 2.16% 3,804
Hancock 2,655 43.09% 1,399 22.70% 1,932 31.35% 176 2.86% 6,162
Kennebec 4,397 37.82% 1,782 15.33% 5,196 44.69% 251 2.16% 11,626
Knox 2,751 50.03% 1,097 19.95% 1,392 25.31% 259 4.71% 5,499
Lincoln 1,633 43.89% 457 12.28% 1,527 41.04% 104 2.79% 3,721
Oxford 2,941 39.79% 1,234 16.69% 3,068 41.50% 149 2.02% 7,392
Penobscot 5,093 36.17% 3,367 23.91% 5,294 37.59% 328 2.33% 14,082
Piscataquis 1,210 32.10% 807 21.41% 1,705 45.23% 48 1.27% 3,770
Sagadahoc 1,331 38.06% 885 25.31% 1,129 32.28% 152 4.35% 3,497
Somerset 2,317 36.45% 1,235 19.43% 2,479 39.00% 325 5.11% 6,356
Waldo 2,145 44.31% 881 18.20% 1,636 33.79% 179 3.70% 4,841
Washington 3,178 44.44% 1,862 26.03% 1,993 27.87% 119 1.66% 7,152
York 5,121 39.12% 3,960 30.25% 3,751 28.66% 257 1.96% 13,089
Totals 51,113 39.43% 26,545 20.48% 48,495 37.41% 3,488 2.69% 129,641

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1912 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1912 Presidential General Election Results – Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ Géoelections; 1912 Presidential Election Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)
  4. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 223-224 ISBN 9780804716963