United States presidential elections in South Dakota

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Presidential elections in South Dakota
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No. of elections33
Voted Democratic4
Voted Republican28
Voted other1 [lower-alpha 1]
Voted for winning candidate18
Voted for losing candidate15

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in South Dakota, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1889, South Dakota has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Contents

Winners of the state are in bold. The shading refers to the state winner, and not the national winner.

YearWinner (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentOther national
candidates [lower-alpha 2]
VotesPercentElectoral
Votes
Notes
2020 [1] Joe Biden 150,47135.61 Donald Trump 261,04361.773
2016 [2] Donald Trump [lower-alpha 3] 227,72161.53 Hillary Clinton 117,45831.743
2012 [3] Barack Obama 145,03939.87 Mitt Romney 210,61057.89-3
2008 [4] Barack Obama 170,92444.75 John McCain 203,05453.16-3
2004 [5] George W. Bush 232,58459.91 John Kerry 149,24438.44-3
2000 [6] George W. Bush [lower-alpha 3] 190,70060.30 Al Gore 118,80437.56-3
1996 [7] Bill Clinton 139,33343.03 Bob Dole 150,54346.49 Ross Perot 31,2509.653
1992 Bill Clinton 124,88837.14 George H. W. Bush 136,71840.66 Ross Perot 73,29521.803
1988 George H. W. Bush 165,41552.85 Michael Dukakis 145,56046.51-3
1984 Ronald Reagan 200,26763.00 Walter Mondale 116,11336.53-3
1980 Ronald Reagan 198,34360.53 Jimmy Carter 103,85531.69 John B. Anderson 21,4316.544
1976 Jimmy Carter 147,06848.91 Gerald Ford 151,50550.39-4
1972 Richard Nixon 166,47654.15 George McGovern 139,94545.52-4
1968 Richard Nixon 149,84153.27 Hubert Humphrey 118,02341.96 George Wallace 13,4004.764
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 163,01055.61 Barry Goldwater 130,10844.39-4
1960 John F. Kennedy 128,07041.79 Richard Nixon 178,41758.21-4
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 171,56958.39 Adlai Stevenson II 122,28841.61 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors [lower-alpha 4]
-4
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 203,85769.27 Adlai Stevenson II 90,42630.73-4
1948 Harry S. Truman 117,65347.04 Thomas E. Dewey 129,65151.84 Strom Thurmond -4
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 96,71141.67 Thomas E. Dewey 135,36558.33-4
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 131,36242.59 Wendell Willkie 177,06557.41-4
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 160,13754.02 Alf Landon 125,97742.49-4
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 183,51563.62 Herbert Hoover 99,21234.40-4
1928 Herbert Hoover 157,60360.18 Al Smith 102,66039.20-5
1924 Calvin Coolidge 101,29949.69 John W. Davis 27,21413.35 Robert M. La Follette 75,35536.965
1920 Warren G. Harding 110,69260.74 James M. Cox 35,93819.72 Parley P. Christensen 34,70719.045
1916 Woodrow Wilson 59,19145.91 Charles E. Hughes 64,21749.80-5
1912 Woodrow Wilson 48,94242.07 Theodore Roosevelt 58,81150.56 William H. Taft --5
1908 William H. Taft 67,53658.84 William Jennings Bryan 40,26635.08-4
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 72,08371.09 Alton B. Parker 21,96921.67-4
1900 William McKinley 54,53056.73 William Jennings Bryan 39,54441.14-4
1896 William McKinley 41,04249.48 William Jennings Bryan 41,22549.70-4
1892 Grover Cleveland 9,08112.88 Benjamin Harrison 34,88849.48 James B. Weaver 26,54437.644

Notes

  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. 1 2 Won the electoral college while losing the popular vote
  4. Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina

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References

  1. "Presidential Election Results: Biden Wins". The New York Times . Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  2. 2016 official Federal Election Commission report.
  3. 2012 official Federal Election Commission report.
  4. 2008 official Federal Election Commission report.
  5. "Federal Elections 2004: Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives" (PDF). Federal Elections Commission. May 2005.
  6. "2000 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.
  7. "1996 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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