United States presidential elections in Tennessee

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Presidential elections in Tennessee
Tennessee in United States.svg
No. of elections56
Voted Democratic25
Voted Republican18
Voted Whig5
Voted Democratic-Republican7
Voted other1 [lower-alpha 1]
Voted for winning candidate37
Voted for losing candidate18

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in Tennessee, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1796, Tennessee has participated in every U.S. presidential election except the election of 1864, during the American Civil War. At that time, Tennessee was controlled by the Union and held elections, but electors were not ultimately counted.

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

Elections from 1864 to present

YearWinner (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentOther national
candidates [lower-alpha 2]
VotesPercentElectoral
Votes
Notes
2020 [1] Joe Biden 1,143,71137.45 Donald Trump 1,852,47560.6611
2016 [2] Donald Trump [lower-alpha 3] 1,522,92560.72 Hillary Clinton 870,69534.7211
2012 [3] Barack Obama 960,70939.08 Mitt Romney 1,462,33059.4811
2008 [4] Barack Obama 1,087,43741.83 John McCain 1,479,17856.9011
2004 [5] George W. Bush 1,384,37556.80 John Kerry 1,036,47742.5311
2000 [6] George W. Bush [lower-alpha 3] 1,061,94951.15 Al Gore 981,72047.2811
1996 [7] Bill Clinton 909,14648.00 Bob Dole 863,53045.59 Ross Perot 105,9185.5911
1992 Bill Clinton 933,52147.08 George H. W. Bush 841,30042.43 Ross Perot 199,96810.0911
1988 George H. W. Bush 947,23357.89 Michael Dukakis 679,79441.5511
1984 Ronald Reagan 990,21257.84 Walter Mondale 711,71441.5711
1980 Ronald Reagan 787,76148.70 Jimmy Carter 783,05148.41 John B. Anderson 35,9912.2210
1976 Jimmy Carter 825,87955.94 Gerald Ford 633,96942.9410
1972 Richard Nixon 813,14767.70 George McGovern 357,29329.7510
1968 Richard Nixon 472,59237.85 Hubert Humphrey 351,23328.13 George Wallace 424,79234.0211
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 634,94755.50 Barry Goldwater 508,96544.4911
1960 John F. Kennedy 481,45345.77 Richard Nixon 556,57752.9211
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 462,28849.21 Adlai Stevenson II 456,50748.60 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors [lower-alpha 4]
19,8202.1111
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 446,14749.99 Adlai Stevenson II 443,71049.7111
1948 Harry S. Truman 270,40249.14 Thomas E. Dewey 202,91436.87 Strom Thurmond 73,81513.4112Electoral vote split: 11 for Truman, 1 for Thurmond (faithless elector).
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 308,70760.45 Thomas E. Dewey 200,31139.2212
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 351,60167.25 Wendell Willkie 169,15332.3511
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 328,08368.85 Alf Landon 146,52030.7511
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 259,47366.49 Herbert Hoover 126,75232.4811
1928 Herbert Hoover 195,38853.76 Al Smith 167,34346.0412
1924 Calvin Coolidge 130,88243.59 John W. Davis 158,53752.8 Robert M. La Follette 10,6563.5512
1920 Warren G. Harding 219,82951.29 James M. Cox 206,55848.19 Parley P. Christensen 12
1916 Woodrow Wilson 153,28056.31 Charles E. Hughes 116,22342.7012
1912 Woodrow Wilson 133,02152.80 Theodore Roosevelt 54,04121.45 William H. Taft 60,47524.0012
1908 William H. Taft 117,97745.87 William Jennings Bryan 135,60852.7312
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 105,36343.40 Alton B. Parker 131,65354.2312
1900 William McKinley 123,10844.95 William Jennings Bryan 145,24053.0312
1896 William McKinley 148,68346.33 William Jennings Bryan 167,16852.0912
1892 Grover Cleveland 136,46851.36 Benjamin Harrison 100,53737.83 James B. Weaver 23,9189.0012
1888 Benjamin Harrison [lower-alpha 3] 138,97845.76 Grover Cleveland 158,69952.2612
1884 Grover Cleveland 133,77051.45 James G. Blaine 124,10147.7412
1880 James A. Garfield 107,67744.26 Winfield S. Hancock 129,56953.26 James B. Weaver 6,0172.4712
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes [lower-alpha 3] 89,56640.21 Samuel J. Tilden 133,17759.7912
1872 Ulysses S. Grant 85,65547.84 Horace Greeley 93,39152.1612
1868 Ulysses S. Grant 56,62868.4 Horatio Seymour 26,12931.610
1864 Abraham Lincoln George B. McClellan Under Union control by 1864 and held elections, but electors (who voted for Lincoln) were not ultimately counted.

Election of 1860

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.

YearWinner (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentElectoral
Votes
1860 Abraham Lincoln no ballots Stephen A. Douglas 11,2817.7 John C. Breckinridge 65,09744.6 John Bell 69,72847.712

Elections from 1828 to 1856

YearWinner (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentOther national
candidates [lower-alpha 2]
VotesPercentElectoral
Votes
Notes
1856 James Buchanan 69,70452.18 John C. Frémont no ballots Millard Fillmore 63,87847.8212
1852 Franklin Pierce 56,90049.27 Winfield Scott 58,58650.73 John P. Hale no ballots12
1848 Zachary Taylor 64,32152.52 Lewis Cass 58,14247.48 Martin Van Buren no ballots13
1844 James K. Polk 59,91749.95 Henry Clay 60,04050.0513
1840 William Henry Harrison 60,19455.66 Martin Van Buren 47,95144.3415
1836 Martin Van Buren 26,17042.08 Hugh Lawson White 36,02757.92various [lower-alpha 5] 15
1832 Andrew Jackson 28,07895.42 Henry Clay 1,3474.58 William Wirt no ballots15
1828 Andrew Jackson 44,29395.19 John Quincy Adams 2,2404.8111

Election of 1824

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.

YearWinner (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentRunner-up (nationally)VotesPercentElectoral
Votes
1824 Andrew Jackson 20,19797.45 John Quincy Adams 2161.04 Henry Clay no ballots William H. Crawford 3121.5111

Elections of from 1796 to 1820

In the election of 1820, incumbent President James Monroe ran effectively unopposed, winning all eight of Tennessee'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.

YearWinner (nationally)Runner-up (nationally)Electoral
Votes
Notes
1820 James Monroe -7Monroe effectively ran unopposed.
1816 James Monroe Rufus King 8
1812 James Madison DeWitt Clinton 8
1808 James Madison Charles C. Pinckney 5
1804 Thomas Jefferson Charles C. Pinckney 5
1800 Thomas Jefferson John Adams 3
1796 John Adams Thomas Jefferson 3

Notes

  1. John Bell, 1860.
  2. 1 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 3 4 Won the electoral college while losing the popular vote
  4. Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina
  5. 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 William Henry Harrison, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum. None of these candidates appeared on the ballot in Tennessee.

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References

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  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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