1920 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1920

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Nominee James M. Cox Warren Harding
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Ohio Ohio
Running mate Franklin Roosevelt Calvin Coolidge
Electoral vote 14 0
Popular vote 107,162 41,089
Percentage 72.06% 27.63%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Warren Harding

The 1920 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 2, 1920, 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.


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]


The Cox/Roosevelt ticket easily carried the state of Georgia on election day.


United States presidential election in Georgia, 1920 [2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic James M. Cox 107,162 72.06% 14
Republican Warren Harding 41,089 27.63% 0
Socialist Eugene Debs 465 0.31% 0


  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; 1920 Presidential General Election Results – Georgia