1920 United States presidential election in Iowa

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United States presidential election in Iowa, 1920

← 1916 November 2, 1920 1924 →
  Warren G Harding portrait as senator June 1920.jpg James M. Cox 1920.jpg
Nominee Warren G. Harding James M. Cox
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Ohio
Running mate Calvin Coolidge Franklin D. Roosevelt
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 634,674 227,921
Percentage 70.91% 25.46%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Warren G. Harding

The 1920 United States presidential election in Iowa took place on November 2, 1920, as part of the 1920 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 voted for Republican nominee, Senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio, over the Democratic nominee, Governor James M. Cox of Ohio. Harding ran with Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, while Cox ran with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York. Harding won the state by a margin of 45.45 percent.

With 70.91% of the popular, Iowa would prove to be Harding fifth strongest state in the 1920 election terms of popular vote percentage after North Dakota, Vermont, Michigan and Wisconsin.[1]


United States presidential election in Iowa, 1920[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Warren Gamaliel Harding of Ohio Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts 634,674 70.91% 13 100.00%
Democratic James Middleton Cox of Ohio Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York 227,921 25.46% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Seymour Stedman of Illinois 16,981 1.90% 0 0.00%
Farmer–Labor Parley P. Christensen of Illinois Max S. Hayes of Ohio 10,321 1.15% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Aaron S. Watkins of Indiana D. Leigh Colvin of New York 4,197 0.47% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor William Wesley Cox of Missouri August Gillhaus of New York 982 0.11% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 6 <0.00% 0 0.00%
Total 895,082 100.00% 13 100.00%


  1. ^ "1920 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1920 Presidential General Election Results – Iowa". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.