United States presidential elections in California

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Presidential elections in California
Map of the United States with California highlighted
No. of elections42
Voted Democratic17
Voted Republican24
Voted other1[a]
Voted for winning candidate32
Voted for losing candidate10

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in California. Since its admission to statehood in 1850, California has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

"Green tickY" indicates the national winner, while "Red XN" indicates national losers.

Year Winner (state election) Loser (state election) EV Notes
Candidate Party Votes Percent Candidate Party Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent
1852 Green tickYPierce Democratic 40,721 53.02% Red XNScott Whig 35,972 46.83% Red XNHale 61 0.08% 4
1856 Green tickYBuchanan Democratic 53,342 48.38% Red XNFrémont Republican 20,704 18.78% Red XNFillmore 36,195 32.83% 4
1860 Green tickYLincoln Republican 38,733 32.30% Red XNDouglas Democratic 37,999 31.70% Red XNBreckinridge[c] 33,969 28.40% 4
1864 Green tickYLincoln Republican 62,053 58.60% Red XNMcClellan Democratic 43,837 41.40% 5
1868 Green tickYGrant Republican 54,588 50.20% Red XNSeymour Democratic 54,068 49.80% 5
1872 Green tickYGrant Republican 54,007 56.38% Red XNGreeley Democratic 40,717 42.51% 6
1876 Green tickYHayes Republican 79,258 50.88% Red XNTilden Democratic 76,460 49.08% 6
1880 Red XNHancock Democratic 80,426 48.98% Green tickYGarfield Republican 80,282 48.89% Red XNWeaver 3,381 2.06% 6 Electoral vote split 5 to 1.
1884 Red XNBlaine Republican 102,369 51.97% Green tickYCleveland Democratic 89,288 45.33% 8
1888 Green tickYHarrison Republican 124,816 49.66% Red XNCleveland Democratic 117,729 46.84% 8
1892 Green tickYCleveland Democratic 118,174 43.83% Red XNHarrison Republican 118,027 43.78% Red XNWeaver 25,311 9.39% 8 Electoral vote split 8 to 1.
1896 Green tickYMcKinley Republican 146,688 49.16% Red XNBryan Democratic 144,766 48.51% 8 Electoral vote split 8 to 1.
1900 Green tickYMcKinley Republican 164,755 54.50% Red XNBryan Democratic 124,985 41.34% 9
1904 Green tickYT Roosevelt Republican 205,226 61.84% Red XNParker Democratic 89,404 26.94% 10
1908 Green tickYTaft Republican 214,398 55.46% Red XNBryan Democratic 127,492 32.98% 28,659 7.41% 10
1912 Red XNT Roosevelt Republican 283,610 41.83% Green tickYWilson Democratic 283,436 41.81% Red XNTaft 3,914 0.58% 13 electoral votes split: 11 to Roosevelt, 2 to Wilson.
1916 Green tickYWilson Democratic 466,289 46.65% Red XNHughes Republican 462,516 46.27% 13
1920 Green tickYHarding Republican 624,992 66.20% Red XNCox Democratic 229,191 24.28% 13
1924 Green tickYCoolidge Republican 733,250 57.20% Red XNDavis Democratic 105,514 8.23% Red XNLa Follette 424,649 33.13% 13
1928 Green tickYHoover Republican 1,162,323 64.69% Red XNSmith Democratic 614,365 34.19% 13
1932 Green tickYF Roosevelt Democratic 1,324,157 58.39% Red XNHoover Republican 847,902 37.39% 22
1936 Green tickYF Roosevelt Democratic 1,766,836 66.95% Red XNLandon Republican 836,431 31.70% 22
1940 Green tickYF Roosevelt Democratic 1,877,618 57.44% Red XNWillkie Republican 1,351,419 41.34% 22
1944 Green tickYF Roosevelt Democratic 1,988,564 56.48% Red XNDewey Republican 1,512,965 42.97% 25
1948 Green tickYTruman Democratic 1,913,134 47.57% Red XNDewey Republican 1,895,269 47.13% Red XNThurmond 1,228 0.03% 25
1952 Green tickYEisenhower Republican 3,035,587 56.83% Red XNStevenson Democratic 2,257,646 42.27% 32
1956 Green tickYEisenhower Republican 3,027,668 55.39% Red XNStevenson Democratic 2,420,135 44.27% Red XNAndrews / Unpledged Electors[d] 6,087 0.11% 32
1960 Red XNNixon Republican 3,259,722 50.10% Green tickYKennedy Democratic 3,224,099 49.55% 32
1964 Green tickYJohnson Democratic 4,171,877 59.11% Red XNGoldwater Republican 2,879,108 40.79% 40
1968 Green tickYNixon Republican 3,467,664 47.82% Red XNHumphrey Democratic 3,244,318 44.74% Red XNWallace 487,270 6.72% 40
1972 Green tickYNixon Republican 4,602,096 55.00% Red XNGovern Democratic 3,475,847 41.54% 45
1976 Red XNFord Republican 3,882,244 49.35% Green tickYCarter Democratic 3,742,284 47.57% 45
1980 Green tickYReagan Republican 4,524,858 52.69% Red XNCarter Democratic 3,083,661 35.91% Red XNAnderson 739,833 8.62% 45
1984 Green tickYReagan Republican 5,467,009 57.51% Red XNMondale Democratic 3,922,519 41.27% 47
1988 Green tickYBush Sr Republican 5,054,917 51.13% Red XNDukakis Democratic 4,702,233 47.56% 47
1992 Green tickYB Clinton Democratic 5,121,325 46.01% Red XNBush Sr Republican 3,630,574 32.61% Red XNPerot 2,296,006 20.63% 54
1996 Green tickYB Clinton Democratic 5,119,835 51.10% Red XNDole Republican 3,828,380 38.21% Red XNPerot 697,847 6.96% 54
2000 Red XNGore Democratic 5,861,203 53.45% Green tickYBush Jr Republican 4,567,429 41.65% 54
2004 Red XNKerry Democratic 6,745,485 54.31% Green tickYBush Jr Republican 5,509,826 44.36% 55
2008 Green tickYObama Democratic 8,274,473 61.01% Red XNMcCain Republican 5,011,781 36.95% 55
2012 Green tickYObama Democratic 7,854,285 60.24% Red XNRomney Republican 4,839,958 37.12% 55
2016 Red XNH Clinton Democratic 8,753,792 61.73% Green tickYTrump Republican 4,483,814 31.62% 55

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Theodore Roosevelt, 1912.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ John Bell also received 9,111 votes for 7.60%.
  4. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina