1916 United States elections

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1916 United States elections
Presidential election year
Election dayNovember 7
Incumbent presidentWoodrow Wilson (Democratic)
Next Congress65th
Presidential election
Partisan controlDemocratic Hold
Popular vote marginDemocratic +3.1%
Electoral vote
Woodrow Wilson (D)277
Charles Evans Hughes (R)254
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1916 presidential election results. Red denotes states won by Hughes, blue denotes states won by Wilson. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall controlDemocratic Hold
Seats contested35 of 96 seats
(32 Class 1 seats + 3 special elections)
Net seat changeRepublican +2[1]
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1916 Senate results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold

House elections
Overall controlDemocratic Hold[2]
Seats contestedAll 435 voting members
Net seat changeRepublican +19
Gubernatorial elections
Seats contested36
Net seat changeRepublican +2
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1916 gubernatorial election results

  Democratic gain   Democratic hold
  Republican gain   Republican hold
  Prohibition gain

The 1916 United States elections elected the members of the 65th United States Congress. The election occurred during the Fourth Party System, six months before the United States entered World War I. Unlike 1912, the Democrats did not benefit from a split in the Republican Party, but the Democrats still retained the Presidency and the majority in the Senate. Democrats lost the majority in the House, but retained control of the chamber.

Democratic President Woodrow Wilson defeated the Republican nominee, former Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, in the presidential election.[3] Hughes won the Republican nomination on the third ballot of the 1916 Republican National Convention, defeating several other candidates. Republicans won several Northern states, but Wilson's success in the rest of the country gave him a small margin in the electoral college and the popular vote. Wilson's win made him the first sitting Democratic President to win re-election since Andrew Jackson. Wilson's running mate, Thomas R. Marshall, was the first sitting Vice President to win re-election since John C. Calhoun.

Republicans made moderate gains in the House, gaining a narrow plurality.[4] However, Democrat Champ Clark won re-election as Speaker of the House.

In the second Senate election since the ratification of the 17th Amendment, Republicans made minor gains, but Democrats retained a solid majority.[5]

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  1. ^ Republicans picked up one seat in the regularly-scheduled elections and an additional seat in the special elections.
  2. ^ Democrats lost their House majority in the 1916 elections, but the party retained control of the House through a coalition with minor parties.
  3. ^ "1916 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.