1916 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1916

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg P vip.svg Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson No Candidate Charles E. Hughes
Party Democratic Progressive Republican
Home state New Jersey N/A New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall John M. Parker Charles W. Fairbanks
Electoral vote 14 0 0
Popular vote 127,754 20,692 11,294
Percentage 79.51% 12.88% 7.03%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1916 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 7, 1916, as part of the wider United States Presidential election. Voters chose fourteen representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Background[edit]

With the exception of a handful of historically Unionist North Georgia counties – chiefly Fannin but also to a lesser extent Pickens, Gilmer and Towns – Georgia since the 1880s had been a one-party state dominated by the Democratic Party. Disfranchisement of almost all African-Americans and most poor whites had made the Republican Party virtually nonexistent outside of local governments in those few hill counties, and the national Democratic Party served as the guardian of white supremacy against a Republican Party historically associated with memories of Reconstruction. The only competitive elections were Democratic primaries, which state laws restricted to whites on the grounds of the Democratic Party being legally a private club.[1]

Vote[edit]

The Wilson/Marshall ticket easily carried the state of Georgia on election day.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1916 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 127,754 79.51% 14
Progressive No Candidate 20,692 12.88% 0
Republican Charles E. Hughes 11,294 7.03% 0
Socialist Allan Benson 941 0.59% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Springer, Melanie Jean; How the States Shaped the Nation: American Electoral Institutions and Voter Turnout, 1920-2000, p. 155 ISBN 022611435X
  2. ^ Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas; 1916 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia

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