1916 United States presidential election in Nevada

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United States presidential election in Nevada, 1916

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg Allan Louis Benson (1871–1940) circa 1915 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson Charles Evans Hughes Allan L. Benson
Party Democratic Republican Socialist
Home state New Jersey New York New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Charles W. Fairbanks George Ross Kirkpatrick
Electoral vote 3 0 0
Popular vote 17,776 12,127 3,065
Percentage 53.36% 36.40% 9.20%

United States presidential election in Nevada, 1916 results by county.svg
County Results

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The United States presidential election in the Nevada, 1916 took place in order to select Nevada's three electoral votes for President of the United States. Former Governor of New Jersey Woodrow Wilson won the state by a comfortable margin of nearly seventeen points and carried every county in the state except Douglas,[1] a county that since statehood has voted Democratic only for William Jennings Bryan in the "free silver" elections of 1896 and 1900 and for the Franklin Delano Roosevelt landslides of 1932 and 1936.[2] Nevada voted more than five percent more Democratic than the nation as a whole,[3] an anomaly exceeded only by Bryan and Roosevelt in their first two elections each.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Nevada, 1916[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 17,776 53.36% 3
Republican Charles Hughes 12,127 36.40% 0
Socialist Allan Benson 3,065 9.20% 0
Prohibition Frank Hanly 348 1.04% 0
Totals 33,316 100.0% 3

Results by county[edit]

County Wilson# Wilson% Hughes# Hughes% Others# Others% Total votes cast[4]
Churchill 831 53.51% 531 34.19% 191 12.30% 1,553
Clark 1,115 60.17% 529 28.55% 209 11.28% 1,853
Douglas 301 43.50% 337 48.70% 54 7.80% 692
Elko 2,020 60.32% 1,072 32.01% 257 7.67% 3,349
Esmeralda 1,135 49.76% 709 31.08% 437 19.16% 2,281
Eureka 263 50.58% 239 45.96% 18 3.46% 520
Humboldt 1,681 56.03% 1,004 33.47% 315 10.50% 3,000
Lander 473 50.81% 321 34.48% 137 14.72% 931
Lincoln 634 71.16% 202 22.67% 55 6.17% 891
Lyon 769 47.03% 669 40.92% 197 12.05% 1,635
Mineral 617 55.69% 385 34.75% 106 9.57% 1,108
Nye 1,601 50.50% 1,019 32.15% 550 17.35% 3,170
Ormsby 610 49.71% 534 43.52% 83 6.76% 1,227
Storey 463 52.61% 403 45.80% 14 1.59% 880
Washoe 3,341 47.07% 3,225 45.44% 532 7.50% 7,098
White Pine 1,922 61.45% 948 30.31% 258 8.25% 3,128
Totals 17,776 53.36% 12,127 36.40% 3,413 10.24% 33,316

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1916 Presidential General Election Results - Nevada". U.S. Election Atlas. David Leip. Retrieved 2017-01-09.
  2. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  3. ^ Counting the Votes; Nevada
  4. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 268-270 ISBN 9780804716963