1920 United States presidential election in Vermont

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1920 United States presidential election in Vermont

← 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 4 0
Popular vote 68,212 20,919
Percentage 75.82% 23.25%

Vermont Election Results by County 1920.svg
County Results
  Harding—60-70%
  Harding—70-80%
  Harding—80-90%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Warren G. Harding
Republican

The 1920 United States presidential election in Vermont 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 four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Vermont voted overwhelmingly for the Republican nominee, Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding, over the Democratic nominee, Ohio Governor James M. Cox. Harding ran with Massachusetts Governor Calvin Coolidge, while Cox ran with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York.

Harding won in a massive landslide, taking 75.82 percent of the vote, while Cox took 23.25 percent, a Republican victory margin of 52.57 percentage points.

Vermont historically was a bastion of liberal Northeastern Republicanism, and by 1920 the Green Mountain State had gone Republican in every presidential election since the founding of the Republican Party. From 1856 to 1916, Vermont had had the longest streak of voting Republican of any state, having never voted Democratic before, and this tradition easily continued amidst the nationwide Republican landslide in 1920.

Harding was also helped in the state by the local popularity of his running mate, Calvin Coolidge, a traditional New England Yankee born in the small-town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont, who had started his political career nearby as Governor of Massachusetts.

Harding swept every county in Vermont by landslide margins, taking more than sixty percent of the vote in all fourteen. Harding broke seventy percent of the vote in eleven counties, and even broke eighty percent in five.

Vermont would be the third most Republican state in the union in terms of victory margin, and the second most Republican state in terms of vote share after North Dakota.[1] Vermont would weigh in as over 26 percentage points more Republican than the national average in the 1920 election.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Vermont, 1920[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Warren G. Harding 68,212 75.82% 4
Democratic James M. Cox 20,919 23.25% 0
Prohibition Aaron S. Watkins 774 0.86% 0
N/A Write-ins 56 0.06% 0
Totals 89,961 100.00% 4

Results by county[edit]

Warren G. Harding
Republican
James M. Cox
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[3]
County # % # % # % # % #
Addison 4,515 88.93% 503 9.91% 59 1.16% 4,012 79.02% 5,077
Bennington 4,172 71.43% 1,615 27.65% 54 0.92% 2,557 43.78% 5,841
Caledonia 5,537 75.85% 1,694 23.21% 69 0.95% 3,843 52.64% 7,300
Chittenden 7,215 66.41% 3,564 32.80% 86 0.79% 3,651 33.60% 10,865
Essex 1,243 68.90% 552 30.60% 9 0.50% 691 38.30% 1,804
Franklin 4,869 66.72% 2,342 32.09% 87 1.19% 2,527 34.63% 7,298
Grand Isle 928 71.60% 354 27.31% 14 1.08% 574 44.29% 1,296
Lamoille 2,311 82.07% 458 16.26% 47 1.67% 1,853 65.80% 2,816
Orange 3,713 78.93% 938 19.94% 53 1.13% 2,775 58.99% 4,704
Orleans 4,400 84.99% 738 14.26% 39 0.75% 3,662 70.74% 5,177
Rutland 8,940 73.10% 3,192 26.10% 97 0.79% 5,748 47.00% 12,229
Washington 6,418 75.76% 1,953 23.06% 100 1.18% 4,465 52.71% 8,471
Windham 5,551 80.36% 1,302 18.85% 55 0.80% 4,249 61.51% 6,908
Windsor 8,400 82.56% 1,714 16.85% 61 0.60% 6,686 65.71% 10,175
Totals 68,212 75.82% 20,919 23.25% 830 0.92% 47,293 52.57% 89,961

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1920 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1920 Presidential General Election Results - Vermont". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-08-02.
  3. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 352-354 ISBN 9780804716963