United States presidential elections in Indiana

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Presidential elections in Indiana
Map of the United States with Indiana highlighted
No. of elections51
Voted Democratic14
Voted Republican33
Voted Whig2
Voted Democratic-Republican2
Voted other0
Voted for winning candidate39
Voted for losing candidate12

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Indiana, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1816, Indiana has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Elections from 1864 to present[edit]

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 1,557,286 56.47 Hillary Clinton 1,033,126 37.46 - 11
2012 Barack Obama 1,152,887 43.93 Mitt Romney 1,420,543 54.13 - 11
2008 Barack Obama 1,374,039 49.95 John McCain 1,345,648 48.91 - 11
2004 George W. Bush 1,479,438 59.94 John Kerry 969,011 39.26 - 11
2000 George W. Bush 1,245,836 56.65 Al Gore 901,980 41.01 - 12
1996 Bill Clinton 887,424 41.55 Bob Dole 1,006,693 47.13 Ross Perot 224,299 10.50 12
1992 Bill Clinton 848,420 36.79 George H. W. Bush 989,375 42.91 Ross Perot 455,934 19.77 12
1988 George H. W. Bush 1,297,763 59.84 Michael Dukakis 860,643 39.69 - 12
1984 Ronald Reagan 1,377,230 61.67 Walter Mondale 841,481 37.68 - 12
1980 Ronald Reagan 1,255,656 56.01 Jimmy Carter 844,197 37.65 John B. Anderson 111,639 4.98 13
1976 Jimmy Carter 1,014,714 45.70 Gerald Ford 1,183,958 53.32 - 13
1972 Richard Nixon 1,405,154 66.11 George McGovern 708,568 33.34 - 13
1968 Richard Nixon 1,067,885 50.29 Hubert Humphrey 806,659 37.99 George Wallace 243,108 11.45 13
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 1,170,848 55.98 Barry Goldwater 911,118 43.56 - 13
1960 John F. Kennedy 952,358 44.60 Richard Nixon 1,175,120 55.03 - 13
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,182,811 59.90 Adlai Stevenson II 783,908 39.70 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[b]
- 13
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 1,136,259 58.11 Adlai Stevenson II 801,530 40.99 - 13
1948 Harry S. Truman 807,833 48.78 Thomas E. Dewey 821,079 49.58 Strom Thurmond - 13
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 781,403 46.73 Thomas E. Dewey 875,891 52.38 - 13
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 874,063 49.03 Wendell Willkie 899,466 50.45 - 14
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 934,974 56.63 Alf Landon 691,570 41.89 - 14
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 862,054 54.67 Herbert Hoover 677,184 42.94 - 14
1928 Herbert Hoover 848,290 59.68 Al Smith 562,691 39.59 - 15
1924 Calvin Coolidge 703,042 55.25 John W. Davis 492,245 38.69 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 71,700 5.64 15
1920 Warren G. Harding 696,370 55.14 James M. Cox 511,364 40.49 Parley P. Christensen 16,499 1.31 15
1916 Woodrow Wilson 334,063 46.47 Charles E. Hughes 341,005 47.44 - 15
1912 Woodrow Wilson 281,890 43.07 Theodore Roosevelt 162,007 24.75 William H. Taft 151,267 23.11 15
1908 William H. Taft 348,993 48.40 William Jennings Bryan 338,262 46.91 - 15
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 368,289 53.99 Alton B. Parker 274,345 40.22 - 15
1900 William McKinley 336,063 50.60 William Jennings Bryan 309,584 46.62 - 15
1896 William McKinley 323,754 50.82 William Jennings Bryan 305,573 47.96 - 15
1892 Grover Cleveland 262,740 47.46 Benjamin Harrison 255,615 46.17 James B. Weaver 22,208 4.01 15
1888 Benjamin Harrison 263,361 49.05 Grover Cleveland 261,013 48.61 - 15
1884 Grover Cleveland 245,005 49.46 James G. Blaine 238,489 48.15 - 15
1880 James A. Garfield 232,164 49.33 Winfield S. Hancock 225,522 47.91 James B. Weaver 12,986 2.76 15
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes 208,011 47.39 Samuel J. Tilden 213,526 48.65 - 15
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 186,147 53.00 Horace Greeley 163,632 46.59 - 15
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 176,548 51.4 Horatio Seymour 166,980 48.6 - 13
1864 Abraham Lincoln 149,887 53.5 George B. McClellan 130,230 46.5 - 13

Election of 1860[edit]

The election of 1860 was a complex realigning election in which the breakdown of the previous two-party alignment culminated in four parties each competing for influence in different parts of the country. The result of the election, with the victory of an ardent opponent of slavery, spurred the secession of eleven states and brought about the American Civil War.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln 139,033 51.1 Stephen A. Douglas 115,509 42.4 John C. Breckinridge 12,295 4.5 John Bell 5,306 1.9 13

Elections from 1828 to 1856[edit]

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[a]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 118,670 50.41 John C. Frémont 94,375 40.09 Millard Fillmore 22,386 9.51 13
1852 Franklin Pierce 95,340 52.05 Winfield Scott 80,901 44.17 John P. Hale 6,929 3.78 13
1848 Zachary Taylor 69,907 45.77 Lewis Cass 74,745 48.93 Martin Van Buren 8,100 5.3 12
1844 James K. Polk 70,181 50.07 Henry Clay 67,867 48.42 - 12
1840 William Henry Harrison 65,302 55.86 Martin Van Buren 51,604 44.14 - 9
1836 Martin Van Buren 32,478 44.03 William Henry Harrison 41,281 55.97 various[c] 9
1832 Andrew Jackson 31,551 67.1 Henry Clay 15,472 32.9 William Wirt no ballots 9
1828 Andrew Jackson 22,201 56.62 John Quincy Adams 17,009 43.38 - 5

Election of 1824[edit]

The election of 1824 was a complex realigning election following the collapse of the prevailing Democratic-Republican Party, resulting in four different candidates each claiming to carry the banner of the party, and competing for influence in different parts of the country. The election was the only one in history to be decided by the House of Representatives under the provisions of the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution after no candidate secured a majority of the electoral vote. It was also the only presidential election in which the candidate who received a plurality of electoral votes (Andrew Jackson) did not become President, a source of great bitterness for Jackson and his supporters, who proclaimed the election of Adams a corrupt bargain.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
1824 Andrew Jackson 7,343 46.61 John Quincy Adams 3,095 19.65 Henry Clay 5,315 33.74 William H. Crawford no ballots - 5

Elections of 1816 and 1820[edit]

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all three of Indiana’s electoral votes, and all electoral votes nationwide except one vote in New Hampshire. To the extent that a popular vote was held, it was primarily directed to filling the office of Vice President.

The election of 1816 was contested between James Monroe and Rufus King. In this election, Indiana did not conduct a popular vote. Each Elector was appointed by state legislature, which assigned all three of Indiana’s electoral votes to Monroe.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
  2. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  3. ^ Three other candidates ran and received electoral votes nationally as part of the unsuccessful Whig strategy to defeat Martin Van Buren by running four candidates with local appeal in different regions of the country. The others were Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in Indiana.