1912 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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1912 United States presidential election in New Hampshire

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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 Murray Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Hiram Johnson
Electoral vote 4 0 0
Popular vote 34,724 32,927 17,794
Percentage 39.48% 37.43% 20.23%

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1912 United States presidential election in New Hampshire 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 four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire by a very narrow margin of 2.05 percent, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate since New Hampshire native Franklin Pierce in 1852 to win the state or populous Hillsborough and Strafford Counties. He was the first Democrat since Grover Cleveland in 1892 to carry any of New Hampshire’s counties, the first since Cleveland in 1888 to carry Merrimack and Rockingham Counties, the first since to win Belknap County since Cleveland in 1884, and the first to gain a majority in Grafton County since Winfield S. Hancock in 1880.[1]

Although Taft ended up losing the state, New Hampshire would prove to be his second strongest state with 37.43% of the vote after Utah (Taft's other sole win after neighboring Vermont).[2]

Wilson was to prove the last Democrat to win Carroll County until Barack Obama did so in 2008.

Results[edit]

1912 United States presidential election in New Hampshire[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas Riley Marshall of Indiana 34,724 39.48% 4 100.00%
Republican William Howard Taft of Ohio Nicholas Murray Butler of New York 32,927 37.43% 0 0.00%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt of New York Hiram Warren Johnson of California 17,794 20.23% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Emil Seidel of Wisconsin 1,981 2.25% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Eugene Wilder Chafin of Illinois Aaron Sherman Watkins of Ohio 535 0.61% 0 0.00%
Total 87,961 100.00% 4 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Wilson# Wilson% Taft# Taft% Roosevelt# Roosevelt% Others# Others% Total votes cast[4]
Belknap 1,862 39.38% 1,741 36.82% 944 19.97% 181 3.83% 4,728
Carroll 1,820 43.12% 1,454 34.45% 881 20.87% 66 1.56% 4,221
Cheshire 2,114 33.44% 2,765 43.74% 1,252 19.81% 190 3.01% 6,321
Coös 2,229 40.52% 1,938 35.23% 1,103 20.05% 231 4.20% 5,501
Grafton 3,752 39.12% 3,520 36.70% 2,165 22.58% 153 1.60% 9,590
Hillsborough 8,909 39.96% 8,007 35.92% 4,586 20.57% 792 3.55% 22,294
Merrimack 4,741 40.00% 4,632 39.08% 2,119 17.88% 361 3.05% 11,853
Rockingham 4,306 38.21% 4,231 37.54% 2,465 21.87% 268 2.38% 11,270
Strafford 3,468 44.09% 2,962 37.66% 1,265 16.08% 171 2.17% 7,866
Sullivan 1,523 35.28% 1,677 38.85% 1,014 23.49% 103 2.39% 4,317
Totals 34,724 39.48% 32,927 37.43% 17,794 20.23% 2,516 2.86% 87,961

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, p. 257 ISBN 0786422173
  2. ^ "1912 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1912 Presidential General Election Results - New Hampshire". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  4. ^ Géoelections; 1912 Presidential Election Popular Vote (xlsx file for €15)