1912 United States presidential election in Michigan

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1912 United States presidential election in Michigan

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Nominee Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft Woodrow Wilson
Party Progressive Republican Democratic
Home state New York Ohio New Jersey
Running mate Hiram Johnson Nicholas M. Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 15 0 0
Popular vote 214,584 152,244 150,751
Percentage 38.95% 27.63% 27.36%

Michigan Presidential Election Results 1912.svg
Results by county

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

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

Michigan was won by the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 38.95% 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 27.63% of the popular vote and Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 27.36% of the popular vote.[1]

Michigan was one of the few states where Democratic candidate Woodrow Wilson came in third behind former president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt and the current president of the United States William Howard Taft. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Ottawa County, Sanilac County, and Missaukee County did not support the Republican candidate.

With 38.95% of the popular vote, Michigan would prove to be Roosevelt's third strongest state in terms of popular vote percentage in the 1912 election after South Dakota and California.[2]

Results[edit]

1912 United States presidential election in Michigan[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 214,584 38.95%
Republican William Howard Taft 152,244 27.63%
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 150,751 27.36%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 23,211 4.21%
Prohibition Eugene Chafin 8,934 1.62%
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 1,252 0.23%
Total votes 550,976 100%

Results by county[edit]

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic
William Howard Taft
Republican
Theodore Roosevelt
Progressive + others
Total votes[1]
County # % # % # % #
Alcona 145 14.7% 291 29.5% 552 55.9% 988
Alger 263 24.1% 290 26.6% 539 49.4% 1,092
Allegan 1,925 25.3% 2,121 27.9% 3,550 46.7% 7,596
Alpena 1,105 31.2% 709 20% 1,733 48.9% 3,547
Antrim 450 18.1% 603 24.2% 1,437 57.7% 2,490
Arenac 452 22.7% 421 21.2% 1,116 56.1% 1,989
Baraga 280 24.7% 295 26% 561 49.4% 1,136
Barry 1,800 32.8% 1,585 28.8% 2,111 38.4% 5,496
Bay 2,990 26.7% 2,625 23.4% 5,590 49.9% 11,205
Benzie 326 17% 568 29.7% 1,019 53.3% 1,913
Berrien 4,225 35.4% 2,752 23.1% 4,958 41.5% 11,935
Branch 2,185 35.3% 1,865 30.1% 2,143 34.6% 6,193
Calhoun 3,781 29% 3,447 26.4% 5,817 44.6% 13,045
Cass 2,076 38.5% 1,462 27.1% 1,849 34.3% 5,387
Charlevoix 566 16.1% 1,296 36.8% 1,658[a] 47.1% 3,520
Cheboygan 981 30.3% 896 27.7% 1,359 42% 3,236
Chippewa 879 23.1% 889 23.3% 2,046 53.6% 3,814
Clare 435 23.9% 563 31% 819 45.1% 1,827
Clinton 1,723 32% 1,723 32% 1,943 36.1% 5,389
Crawford 185 25.2% 257 35% 293[b] 39.9% 735
Delta 1,066 24.4% 1,111 25.4% 2,201 50.3% 4,378
Dickinson 361 10.8% 1,371 40.9% 1,620[c] 48.3% 3,352
Eaton 2,482 34.1% 2,333 32% 2,472 33.9% 7,287
Emmet 920 27.7% 830 25% 1,570 47.3% 3,320
Genesee
Gladwin 331 20.3% 638 39.1% 664[d] 40.7% 1,633
Gogebic 572 18.8% 818 26.9% 1,649 54.3% 3,039
Grand Traverse 937 24.2% 899 23.3% 2,031 52.5% 3,867
Gratiot 1,835 31.1% 1,809 30.6% 2,261 38.3% 5,905
Hillsdale 2,229 32.1% 1,437 20.7% 3,283 47.3% 6,949
Houghton 2,385 19.5% 3,571 29.2% 6,282 51.3% 12,238
Huron 1,236 19.5% 1,813 28.6% 3,288 51.9% 6,337
Ingham 3,915 29.8% 3,515 26.7% 5,729 43.5% 13,159
Ionia 2,757 35.7% 2,049 26.5% 2,926[e] 37.8% 7,732
Iosco 418 23.2% 521 28.9% 864 47.9% 1,803
Iron 218 9.6% 1,031 45.2% 1,030 45.2% 2,279
Isabella 1,389 29.1% 1,417 29.7% 1,963 41.2% 4,769
Jackson 4,283 32.6% 2,456 18.7% 6,406 48.7% 13,145
Kalamazoo 3,660 29.7% 2,642 21.5% 6,006 48.8% 12,308
Kalkaska 293 21.1% 488 32.3% 647 46.6% 1,428
Kent 9,412 29.5% 6,498 20.4% 16,016 50.2% 31,926
Keweenaw 59 5.3% 495 44.8% 551 49.9% 1,105
Lake 186 19.7% 227 24% 532 56.3% 945
Lapeer 1,200 22.3% 1,728 32.1% 2,457 45.6% 5,385
Leelanau 344 19.6% 621 35.4% 788 45% 1,753
Lenawee 4,239 38.2% 2,996 27% 3,854 34.8% 11,089
Livingston 1,960 39.7% 1,408 28.5% 1,574 31.9% 4,942
Luce 102 16.3% 234 37.4% 290 46.3% 626
Mackinac 730 41.3% 612 34.6% 425 24.1% 1,767
Macomb 2,829 38.9% 2,508 34.5% 1,944 26.7% 7,281
Manistee 1,790 37.9% 1,240 26.3% 1,691 35.8% 4,721
Marquette 997 12.8% 2,603 33.3% 4,222 54% 7,822
Mason 1,073 27.3% 844 21.5% 2,007 51.2% 3,924
Mecosta 958 24.3% 1,059 26.8% 1,928 48.9% 3,945
Menominee 1,195 27% 1,191 26.9% 2,035 46% 4,421
Midland 671 21.6% 902 29.1% 1,528 49.3% 3,101
Missaukee 347 17% 671 32.9% 1,023 50.1% 2,041
Monroe 2,995 41% 2,253 30.9% 2,049 28.1% 7,297
Montcalm 1,373 21.1% 1,874 28.8% 3,261 50.1% 6,508
Montmorency 163 21.9% 325 43.6% 257 34.5% 745
Muskegon 1,678 20.4% 1,523 18.5% 5,045 61.2% 8,246
Newaygo 776 19.8% 964 24.6% 2,180 55.6% 3,920
Oakland 3,668 31.9% 4,083 35.5% 3,762 32.7% 11,513
Oceana 796 21.4% 857 23% 2,073 55.6% 3,726
Ogemaw 319 18.7% 541 31.6% 850 49.7% 1,710
Ontonagon 359 20.5% 719 41.1% 670 38.3% 1,748
Osceola 609 17.3% 1,306 37% 1,612 45.7% 3,527
Oscoda 66 19.5% 110 32.5% 163 48.1% 339
Otsego 194 18.5% 448 42.8% 405 38.7% 1,047
Ottawa 2,036 23.3% 1,825 20.9% 4,885 55.9% 8,746
Presque Isle 259 13.3% 729 37.4% 960 49.3% 1,948
Roscommon 150 25.3% 134 22.6% 309 52.1% 593
Saginaw 5,845 32.5% 5,032 27.9% 7,130[f] 39.6% 18,007
Sanilac 1,161 17.3% 2,166 32.2% 3,401 50.6% 6,728
Schoolcraft 337 21.5% 595 38% 636[g] 40.6% 1,568
Shiawassee 1,957 25.5% 2,309 30.1% 3,417 44.5% 7,683
St. Clair 3,008 28% 2,958 27.5% 4,798 44.6% 10,764
St. Joseph 2,388 37.1% 1,224 19% 2,820 43.9% 6,432
Tuscola 1,255 17% 2,559 34.7% 3,571 48.4% 7,385
Van Buren 1,994 27.5% 2,101 29% 3,147 43.5% 7,242
Washtenaw 4,164 39.5% 2,495 23.6% 3,897 36.9% 10,556
Wayne 22,678 25.7% 26,599 30.1% 39,144 44.3% 88,421
Wexford 817 20.2% 1,075 26.5% 2,162 53.3% 4,054
Totals 150,751 27.36% 152,244 27.63% 247,981 45.01% 550,976

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Theodore Roosevelt received 1,201 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 407 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 44 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 6 votes.
  2. ^ Theodore Roosevelt received 249 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 35 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 8 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 1 vote.
  3. ^ Theodore Roosevelt received 1,337 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 233 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 43 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 7 votes.
  4. ^ Theodore Roosevelt received 549 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 85 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 25 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 5 votes.
  5. ^ Theodore Roosevelt received 2,579 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 170 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 165 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 12 votes.
  6. ^ Theodore Roosevelt received 5,664 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 1,291 votes, and Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 175 votes.
  7. ^ Theodore Roosevelt received 570 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 49 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 14 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 3 votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "1912 Presidential Election Results Michigan".
  2. ^ "1912 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.