1916 United States presidential election in Iowa

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United States presidential election in Iowa, 1916

← 1912 November 7, 1916 1920 →
  Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg
Nominee Charles Evans Hughes Woodrow Wilson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New Jersey
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 280,439 221,699
Percentage 54.25% 42.89%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

The 1916 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 7, 1916, as part of the 1916 United States Presidential Election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Iowa was won by Republican nominee, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes of New York, and his running mate Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana. They defeated Democratic nominees, incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall.

Hughes won the state by a margin of 11.36 percent.

With 54.25% of the vote, Iowa would proved to be Hughes' fourth strongest state in terms of popular votes percentage after Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.[1]


United States presidential election in Iowa, 1916[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Charles Evans Hughes of New York Charles Warren Fairbanks of Indiana 280,439 54.25% 13 100.00%
Democratic Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas Riley Marshall of Indiana 221,699 42.89% 0 0.00%
Socialist Allan Louis Benson of New York George Ross Kirkpatrick of New Jersey 10,976 2.12% 0 0.00%
Prohibition James Franklin Hanly of Indiana Ira Landrith of Tennessee 3,371 0.65% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Arthur E. Reimer of Massachusetts Caleb Harrison of Illinois 459 0.09% 0 0.00%
Total 516,944 100.00% 13 100.00%


  1. ^ "1916 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1916 Presidential General Election Results - Iowa". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.