1920 United States presidential election in Michigan

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1920 United States presidential election in Michigan

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All 15 Michigan votes to the Electoral College
  Warren G Harding-Harris & Ewing.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 15 0
Popular vote 762,865 233,450
Percentage 72.76% 22.27%

Michigan Presidential Election Results 1920.svg
Results by county

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Warren G. Harding
Republican

The 1920 United States presidential election in Michigan took place on November 2, 1920, as part of the 1920 United States presidential election. Michigan voters chose fifteen[1] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Republican candidate Warren G. Harding won Michigan in a landslide, carrying over 70% of the vote to Democratic opponent James M. Cox's 22%. Harding received the largest share of the popular vote in a presidential election for Michigan at the time, though that record would be broken only four years later.[2][3] This was the first of three consecutive elections where Michigan supported a Republican candidate with more than 70% of the vote and the only examples of any presidential candidate receiving such a high share in the state.

With 72.76% of the popular, Michigan would prove to be Harding third strongest state in the 1920 election terms of popular vote percentage after North Dakota and Vermont.[4]

Results[edit]

1920 United States presidential election in Michigan
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Warren G. Harding 762,865 72.76%
Democratic James M. Cox 233,450 22.27%
Socialist Eugene Debs 28,947 2.76%
Farmer–Labor Parley P. Christensen 10,480 1.00%
Prohibition Aaron S. Watkins 9,646 0.92%
Socialist Labor William Wesley Cox 2,539 0.24%
Single Tax Robert Macauley 484 0.29%
Total votes 1,048,411 100%

Results by county[edit]

County James M. Cox
Democratic
Warren G. Harding
Republican
Eugene Debs
Socialist
Parley Christensen
Farmer–Labor
Others Total votes
# % # % # % # % # %
Alcona
Alger
Allegan
Alpena
Antrim
Arenac
Baraga
Barry
Bay
Benzie
Berrien
Branch
Calhoun
Cass
Charlevoix
Cheboygan
Chippewa
Clare
Clinton
Crawford
Delta
Dickinson
Eaton
Emmet
Genesee
Gladwin
Gogebic
Grand Traverse
Gratiot
Hillsdale
Houghton
Huron
Ingham
Ionia
Iosco
Iron
Isabella
Jackson
Kalamazoo
Kalkaska
Kent
Keweenaw
Lake
Lapeer
Leelanau
Lenawee
Livingston
Luce
Mackinac
Macomb
Manistee
Marquette
Mason
Mecosta
Menominee
Midland
Missaukee
Monroe
Montcalm
Montmorency
Muskegon
Newaygo
Oakland
Oceana
Ogemaw
Ontonagon
Osceola
Oscoda
Otsego
Ottawa
Presque Isle
Roscommon
Saginaw
Sanilac
Schoolcraft
Shiawassee
St. Clair
St. Joseph
Tuscola
Van Buren
Washtenaw
Wayne
Wexford
Totals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1920 Election for the Thirty-Fourth Term (1921-1925)". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  2. ^ "1920 Presidential General Election Results - Michigan". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  3. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1920". Retrieved 2018-04-03.
  4. ^ "1920 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.