1924 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1924

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  John Calvin Coolidge, Bain bw photo portrait.jpg John William Davis.jpg Robert M La Follette, Sr.jpg
Nominee Calvin Coolidge John W. Davis Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Party Republican Democratic Socialist/Labor[a]
Home state Massachusetts West Virginia Wisconsin
Running mate Charles G. Dawes Charles W. Bryan Burton K. Wheeler
Electoral vote 38 0 0
Popular vote 1,401,481 409,192 307,567
Percentage 65.3% 19.1% 14.3%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1924.svg
County results

President before election

Calvin Coolidge
Republican

Elected President

Calvin Coolidge
Republican

The 1924 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 4, 1924. Voters chose 38 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, President Calvin Coolidge, over the Democratic nominee, former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom John W. Davis. Coolidge won Pennsylvania by a landslide margin of 46.26 percent.

Coolidge was credited for the booming economy while the Democratic electorate was divided between the conservative Davis and the liberal third-party candidate Robert La Follette who ran as a Progressive. This was the first presidential election in which all American Indians were citizens and thus allowed to vote.

With 65.34% of the popular vote, Pennsylvania would prove to be Coolidge's fourth strongest state in the 1924 election in terms of popular vote percentage after Vermont, Michigan and Maine.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1924[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Calvin Coolidge 1,401,481 65.34% 38
Democratic John W. Davis 409,192 19.08% 0
Socialist/Labor[a] Robert M. La Follette, Sr. 307,567 14.34% 0
American Gilbert Nations 13,035 0.61% 0
Prohibition Herman Faris 9,779 0.46% 0
Communist William Z. Foster 2,735 0.13% 0
Socialist Labor Frank Johns 634 0.03% 0
Commonwealth Land William Wallace 296 0.01% 0
Write-ins Write-ins 131 0.01% 0
Totals 2,144,850 100.00% 38

Results by county[edit]

John Calvin Coolidge
Republican
John William Davis
Democratic
Robert M. La Follette, Sr.
Socialist/Labor[a]
Gilbert Owen Nations
American
Herman Preston Faris
Prohibition
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[3]
County # % # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 5,778 52.92% 4,840 44.33% 273 2.50% 11 0.10% 14 0.13% 2 0.02% 938 8.59% 10,918
Allegheny 149,296 59.01% 21,984 8.69% 79,095 31.26% 1,059 0.42% 724 0.29% 855 0.34% 70,201[b] 27.75% 253,013
Armstrong 11,192 64.18% 2,931 16.81% 2,228 12.78% 921 5.28% 131 0.75% 36 0.21% 8,261 47.37% 17,439
Beaver 16,768 64.14% 3,220 12.32% 5,599 21.42% 312 1.19% 165 0.63% 77 0.29% 11,169[b] 42.73% 26,141
Bedford 6,154 61.72% 2,315 23.22% 931 9.34% 518 5.20% 39 0.39% 14 0.14% 3,839 38.50% 9,971
Berks 28,186 51.35% 17,220 31.37% 9,273 16.89% 57 0.10% 68 0.12% 89 0.16% 10,966 19.98% 54,893
Blair 20,313 65.93% 4,244 13.78% 6,027 19.56% 67 0.22% 115 0.37% 42 0.14% 14,286[b] 46.37% 30,808
Bradford 11,620 73.62% 2,307 14.62% 1,718 10.88% 25 0.16% 111 0.70% 3 0.02% 9,313 59.00% 15,784
Bucks 17,460 66.88% 6,582 25.21% 1,941 7.43% 21 0.08% 74 0.28% 30 0.11% 10,878 41.67% 26,108
Butler 13,113 69.45% 3,462 18.34% 1,932 10.23% 202 1.07% 161 0.85% 10 0.05% 9,651 51.12% 18,880
Cambria 24,728 51.77% 13,563 28.40% 9,167 19.19% 104 0.22% 94 0.20% 108 0.23% 11,165 23.38% 47,764
Cameron 1,366 77.18% 260 14.69% 133 7.51% 2 0.11% 8 0.45% 1 0.06% 1,106 62.49% 1,770
Carbon 10,236 55.55% 5,150 27.95% 2,975 16.14% 14 0.08% 27 0.15% 25 0.14% 5,086 27.60% 18,427
Centre 7,723 59.13% 4,443 34.01% 673 5.15% 92 0.70% 122 0.93% 9 0.07% 3,280 25.11% 13,062
Chester 22,333 75.76% 5,946 20.17% 1,013 3.44% 78 0.26% 100 0.34% 10 0.03% 16,387 55.59% 29,480
Clarion 5,913 55.27% 3,642 34.04% 897 8.38% 139 1.30% 100 0.93% 7 0.07% 2,271 21.23% 10,698
Clearfield 13,745 60.32% 5,027 22.06% 3,383 14.85% 338 1.48% 247 1.08% 47 0.21% 8,718 38.26% 22,787
Clinton 5,129 54.62% 1,939 20.65% 1,624 17.29% 628 6.69% 66 0.70% 5 0.05% 3,190 33.97% 9,391
Columbia 7,336 47.42% 7,390 47.77% 526 3.40% 63 0.41% 133 0.86% 21 0.14% -54 -0.35% 15,469
Crawford 10,918 63.09% 2,969 17.16% 2,987 17.26% 67 0.39% 348 2.01% 16 0.09% 7,931[b] 45.83% 17,305
Cumberland 10,196 53.22% 7,643 39.89% 1,132 5.91% 44 0.23% 138 0.72% 7 0.04% 2,553 13.32% 19,160
Dauphin 27,838 68.04% 9,004 22.01% 3,756 9.18% 43 0.11% 245 0.60% 30 0.07% 18,834 46.03% 40,916
Delaware 41,998 81.80% 6,368 12.40% 2,750 5.36% 52 0.10% 130 0.25% 47 0.09% 35,630 69.39% 51,345
Elk 6,626 70.85% 1,370 14.65% 1,175 12.56% 20 0.21% 134 1.43% 27 0.29% 5,256 56.20% 9,352
Erie 19,480 61.29% 3,502 11.02% 8,267 26.01% 69 0.22% 390 1.23% 76 0.24% 11,213[b] 35.28% 31,784
Fayette 19,064 53.57% 8,855 24.88% 6,103 17.15% 1,264 3.55% 210 0.59% 91 0.26% 10,209 28.69% 35,587
Forest 1,130 71.20% 280 17.64% 95 5.99% 6 0.38% 76 4.79% 0 0.00% 850 53.56% 1,587
Franklin 9,791 58.82% 5,770 34.67% 1,010 6.07% 2 0.01% 67 0.40% 5 0.03% 4,021 24.16% 16,645
Fulton 1,160 47.64% 1,207 49.57% 42 1.72% 26 1.07% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -47 -1.93% 2,435
Greene 4,590 41.82% 5,874 53.52% 378 3.44% 95 0.87% 30 0.27% 9 0.08% -1,284 -11.70% 10,976
Huntingdon 6,567 73.99% 1,488 16.77% 750 8.45% 29 0.33% 35 0.39% 6 0.07% 5,079 57.23% 8,875
Indiana 12,748 69.75% 2,067 11.31% 2,648 14.49% 325 1.78% 459 2.51% 30 0.16% 10,100[b] 55.26% 18,277
Jefferson 10,673 64.88% 2,664 16.19% 2,618 15.91% 338 2.05% 144 0.88% 13 0.08% 8,009 48.69% 16,450
Juniata 2,177 57.41% 1,420 37.45% 177 4.67% 1 0.03% 17 0.45% 0 0.00% 757 19.96% 3,792
Lackawanna 37,708 60.43% 16,859 27.02% 7,533 12.07% 12 0.02% 184 0.29% 105 0.17% 20,849 33.41% 62,401
Lancaster 42,787 73.73% 12,091 20.83% 2,871 4.95% 35 0.06% 200 0.34% 50 0.09% 30,696 52.89% 58,034
Lawrence 12,533 64.58% 1,880 9.69% 4,211 21.70% 465 2.40% 274 1.41% 43 0.22% 8,322[b] 42.88% 19,406
Lebanon 9,494 74.27% 2,464 19.28% 756 5.91% 19 0.15% 45 0.35% 5 0.04% 7,030 54.99% 12,783
Lehigh 20,826 59.02% 10,415 29.52% 3,879 10.99% 60 0.17% 65 0.18% 39 0.11% 10,411 29.51% 35,284
Luzerne 46,475 53.18% 20,472 23.42% 20,093 22.99% 61 0.07% 171 0.20% 124 0.14% 26,003 29.75% 87,396
Lycoming 14,039 58.70% 6,857 28.67% 2,432 10.17% 172 0.72% 408 1.71% 8 0.03% 7,182 30.03% 23,916
McKean 9,072 68.99% 2,376 18.07% 1,373 10.44% 50 0.38% 271 2.06% 7 0.05% 6,696 50.92% 13,149
Mercer 14,639 65.29% 3,688 16.45% 3,580 15.97% 135 0.60% 339 1.51% 39 0.17% 10,951 48.84% 22,420
Mifflin 4,780 66.92% 1,999 27.99% 322 4.51% 13 0.18% 27 0.38% 2 0.03% 2,781 38.93% 7,143
Monroe 3,462 44.28% 3,901 49.89% 426 5.45% 4 0.05% 21 0.27% 5 0.06% -439 -5.61% 7,819
Montgomery 45,407 75.48% 11,094 18.44% 3,450 5.74% 54 0.09% 113 0.19% 36 0.06% 34,313 57.04% 60,154
Montour 2,499 55.83% 1,799 40.19% 148 3.31% 12 0.27% 16 0.36% 2 0.04% 700 15.64% 4,476
Northampton 20,459 58.42% 11,459 32.72% 2,882 8.23% 55 0.16% 93 0.27% 74 0.21% 9,000 25.70% 35,022
Northumberland 17,516 56.18% 7,571 24.28% 5,902 18.93% 77 0.25% 84 0.27% 27 0.09% 9,945 31.90% 31,177
Perry 4,185 57.52% 2,710 37.25% 333 4.58% 17 0.23% 28 0.38% 3 0.04% 1,475 20.27% 7,276
Philadelphia 347,457 77.73% 54,213 12.13% 44,230 9.89% 142 0.03% 364 0.08% 616 0.14% 293,244 65.60% 447,022
Pike 1,581 54.20% 993 34.04% 329 11.28% 7 0.24% 5 0.17% 2 0.07% 588 20.16% 2,917
Potter 4,087 65.49% 1,161 18.60% 925 14.82% 16 0.26% 42 0.67% 10 0.16% 2,926 46.88% 6,241
Schuylkill 34,578 64.44% 10,111 18.84% 8,533 15.90% 170 0.32% 83 0.15% 181 0.34% 24,467 45.60% 53,656
Snyder 3,055 72.00% 970 22.86% 210 4.95% 2 0.05% 4 0.09% 2 0.05% 2,085 49.14% 4,243
Somerset 12,389 72.74% 2,315 13.59% 1,974 11.59% 204 1.20% 117 0.69% 33 0.19% 10,074 59.15% 17,032
Sullivan 1,668 59.76% 913 32.71% 155 5.55% 7 0.25% 47 1.68% 1 0.04% 755 27.05% 2,791
Susquehanna 7,266 67.38% 2,208 20.47% 1,223 11.34% 3 0.03% 71 0.66% 13 0.12% 5,058 46.90% 10,784
Tioga 8,452 81.22% 1,271 12.21% 541 5.20% 16 0.15% 121 1.16% 5 0.05% 7,181 69.01% 10,406
Union 3,707 71.59% 1,209 23.35% 236 4.56% 6 0.12% 20 0.39% 0 0.00% 2,498 48.24% 5,178
Venango 10,841 74.29% 1,886 12.92% 1,496 10.25% 131 0.90% 232 1.59% 6 0.04% 8,955 61.37% 14,592
Warren 8,502 70.93% 2,161 18.03% 841 7.02% 40 0.33% 422 3.52% 20 0.17% 6,341 52.90% 11,986
Washington 22,315 60.64% 6,706 18.22% 7,089 19.27% 309 0.84% 151 0.41% 227 0.62% 15,226[b] 41.38% 36,797
Wayne 5,578 72.87% 1,477 19.29% 513 6.70% 16 0.21% 64 0.84% 7 0.09% 4,101 53.57% 7,655
Westmoreland 34,522 55.22% 10,223 16.35% 13,403 21.44% 3,617 5.79% 538 0.86% 211 0.34% 21,119[b] 33.78% 62,514
Wyoming 3,213 68.06% 1,194 25.29% 236 5.00% 2 0.04% 71 1.50% 5 0.11% 2,019 42.77% 4,721
York 23,044 56.15% 15,600 38.01% 2,146 5.23% 74 0.18% 166 0.40% 9 0.02% 7,444 18.14% 41,039
Totals 1,401,481 65.34% 409,192 19.08% 307,567 14.34% 13,035 0.61% 9,779 0.46% 3,796 0.18% 992,289 46.26% 2,144,850

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pennsylvania La Follette vote was the fusion of Socialist and Labor parties.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i In this county where Davis ran third behind Coolidge and La Follette, margin given is Coolidge vote minus La Follette vote and percentage margin Coolidge percentage minus La Follette percentage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1924 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1924 Presidential General Election Results – Pennsylvania". Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  3. ^ Pennsylvania Bureau of Publications, ‘Official Vote of Pennsylvania for Presidential Electors, 1924,’ Pennsylvania State Manual 1925-26 (Harrisburg, 1925)