1912 United States presidential election in Montana

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United States presidential election in Montana, 1912

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg Theodore Roosevelt-Pach.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson Theodore Roosevelt
Party Democratic Progressive
Home state New Jersey New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Hiram Johnson
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 27,941 22,456
Percentage 35.0% 28.1%

  William Howard Taft.jpg EugeneVictorDebs.png
Nominee William Howard Taft Eugene Victor Debs
Party Republican Socialist
Home state Ohio Indiana
Running mate Nicholas M. Butler

(replaced James S. Sherman)

Emil Seidel
Electoral vote 0 0
Popular vote 18,512 10,885
Percentage 23.2% 13.6%

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County results

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1912 United States presidential election in Montana took place on November 5, 1912. This was the first time that Arizona and New Mexico took part in a presidential election having been admitted to the Union earlier in the year. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

This election was a four-way contest. Montana voted for the Democratic nominee New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson over the Progressive nominee former President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt, Republican nominee President William Howard Taft, and Socialist Party of America nominee union leader Eugene V. Debs. Wilson won Montana by a margin of 6.87 percent.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Montana, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 27,941 35.00% 4
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 22,456 28.13% 0
Republican William Howard Taft 18,512 23.19% 0
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 10,885 13.64% 0
Write-in[a] Eugene Chafin 32 0.04% 0
Totals 79,826 100.00% 4

Results by county[edit]

Woodrow Wilson[2]
Democratic
William Howard Taft[2]
Republican
Theodore Roosevelt[3]
Progressive
Eugene Debs[4]
Socialist
Eugene Chafin[4]
Write-in
Margin[b] Total votes cast
County # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Beaverhead 713 38.50% 708 38.23% 320 17.28% 110 5.94% 1 0.05% 5[c] 0.27% 1,852
Blaine 352 30.06% 204 17.42% 507 43.30% 108 9.22% -155 -13.24% 1,171
Broadwater 451 48.34% 205 21.97% 197 21.11% 80 8.57% 246[c] 26.37% 933
Carbon 796 30.66% 646 24.88% 766 29.51% 388 14.95% 30 1.16% 2,596
Cascade 1,633 35.88% 1,079 23.71% 1,001 22.00% 838 18.41% 554[c] 12.17% 4,551
Chouteau 402 29.56% 561 41.25% 265 19.49% 129 9.49% 3 0.22% -159[c] -11.69% 1,360
Custer 1,068 33.34% 695 21.70% 1,192 37.22% 247 7.71% 1 0.03% -124 -3.87% 3,203
Dawson 719 25.84% 678 24.37% 1,165 41.88% 220 7.91% -446 -16.03% 2,782
Deer Lodge 1,197 41.85% 1,060 37.06% 464 16.22% 139 4.86% 137[c] 4.79% 2,860
Fergus 1,393 38.03% 745 20.34% 1,104 30.14% 421 11.49% 289 7.89% 3,663
Flathead 1,164 33.70% 493 14.27% 1,351 39.11% 446 12.91% -187 -5.41% 3,454
Gallatin 1,407 43.41% 683 21.07% 929 28.66% 212 6.54% 10 0.31% 478 14.75% 3,241
Granite 346 38.92% 195 21.93% 256 28.80% 92 10.35% 90 10.12% 889
Hill 624 30.77% 536 26.43% 545 26.87% 323 15.93% 79 3.90% 2,028
Jefferson 479 39.88% 247 20.57% 299 24.90% 176 14.65% 180 14.99% 1,201
Lewis and Clark 1,505 34.72% 1,062 24.50% 1,375 31.72% 391 9.02% 2 0.05% 130 3.00% 4,335
Lincoln 348 34.56% 218 21.65% 206 20.46% 235 23.34% 113[d] 11.22% 1,007
Madison 822 41.47% 506 25.53% 576 29.06% 78 3.94% 246 12.41% 1,982
Meagher 473 39.45% 321 26.77% 327 27.27% 75 6.26% 3 0.25% 146 12.18% 1,199
Missoula 1,523 32.70% 589 12.64% 1,773 38.06% 773 16.60% -250 -5.37% 4,658
Musselshell 470 29.97% 483 30.80% 400 25.51% 215 13.71% -13[c] -0.83% 1,568
Park 759 31.70% 664 27.74% 718 29.99% 253 10.57% 41 1.71% 2,394
Powell 545 37.72% 335 23.18% 418 28.93% 147 10.17% 127 8.79% 1,445
Ravalli 858 36.36% 316 13.39% 896 37.97% 282 11.95% 8 0.34% -38 -1.61% 2,360
Rosebud 313 27.08% 392 33.91% 368 31.83% 80 6.92% 3 0.26% 24[e] 2.08% 1,156
Sanders 414 34.30% 257 21.29% 375 31.07% 161 13.34% 39 3.23% 1,207
Silver Bow 4,542 38.45% 2,232 18.89% 1,802 15.25% 3,238 27.41% 1,304[d] 11.04% 11,814
Sweet Grass 278 29.48% 181 19.19% 424 44.96% 60 6.36% -146 -15.48% 943
Teton 646 32.45% 612 30.74% 446 22.40% 287 14.41% 34[c] 1.71% 1,991
Valley 696 26.92% 668 25.84% 858 33.19% 362 14.00% 1 0.04% -162 -6.27% 2,585
Yellowstone 1,193 31.17% 1,004 26.23% 1,386 36.21% 245 6.40% -193 -5.04% 3,828
Totals 28,129 35.05% 18,575 23.14% 22,709 28.30% 10,811 13.47% 32 0.04% 5,420 !6.75% 80,256

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Chafin was not on the ballot in Montana, but was nationally the candidate of the Prohibition Party
  2. ^ Because Roosevelt finished ahead of Taft in Montana as a whole, all margins give are Wilson minus Roosevelt unless stated in the total for the county in question.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g In this county where Roosevelt did run third behind both Wilson and Taft, margin given is Wilson vote minus Taft vote and percentage margin Wilson percentage minus Taft percentage.
  4. ^ a b In this county where Debs ran second behind both Taft and Roosevelt, margin given is Wilson vote minus Debs vote and percentage margin Wilson percentage minus Debs percentage.
  5. ^ In this county where Wilson ran third behind both Taft and Roosevelt, margin given is Taft vote minus Roosevelt vote and percentage margin Taft percentage minus Roosevelt percentage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Leip. "1912 Presidential General Election Results – Montana". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ a b Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote; 1896-1932 (second edition); pp. 226-227 Published 1947 by Stanford University Press
  3. ^ Géoelections; 1912 Presidential Election Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)
  4. ^ a b Géoelections; 1912 Presidential Election Popular Vote for Eugene Debs (.xlsx file for €15)