1872 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania
The 1872 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 5, 1872, as part of the 1872 United States presidential election. Voters chose 29 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Pennsylvania voted for the Republican candidate, Ulysses S. Grant, over the Liberal Republican candidate, Horace Greeley. Grant won Pennsylvania by a margin of 24.42%
1792 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania
The 1792 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place as part of the 1792 United States presidential election. Voters chose 15 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. Pennsylvania unanimously voted for incumbent President George Washington; the total vote is composed of 3,479 for Federalist electors and 1,097 for Anti-Federalist electors, all of whom were supportive of Washington
1952 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania
The 1952 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 4, 1952. Voters chose 32 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Pennsylvania voted for the Republican nominee, war hero General Dwight D. Eisenhower, over the Democratic nominee, Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower won Pennsylvania by a margin of 5.89 percentage points
1836 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania
The 1836 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place between November 3 and December 7, 1836, as part of the 1836 United States presidential election. Voters chose 30 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic candidate, Martin Van Buren, over the Whig candidate, William Henry Harrison. Van Buren won Pennsylvania by a margin of 2.36%
Democratic Party (United States)
The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party; the Democrats' dominant worldview was once social conservatism and economic liberalism, while populism was its leading characteristic in the rural South. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third-party candidate in the Progressive Party, beginning a switch of political platforms between the Democratic and Republican Party over the coming decades, leading to Woodrow Wilson being elected as the first fiscally progressive Democrat. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal coalition in the 1930s, the Democratic Party has promoted a social liberal platform, supporting social justice. Well into the 20th century, the party had conservative pro-business and Southern conservative-populist anti-business wings.
The New Deal Coalition of 1932–1964 attracted strong support from voters of recent European extraction—many of whom were Catholics based in the cities. After Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal of the 1930s, the pro-business wing withered outside the South. After the racial turmoil of the 1960s, most Southern whites and many Northern Catholics moved into the Republican Party at the presidential level; the once-powerful labor union element became less supportive after the 1970s. White Evangelicals and Southerners became Republican at the state and local level since the 1990s. People living in metropolitan areas, women and gender minorities, college graduates, racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, such as Jewish Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans and African Americans, tend to support the Democratic Party much more than they support the rival Republican Party; the Democratic Party's philosophy of modern liberalism advocates social and economic equality, along with the welfare state.
It seeks to provide government regulation in the economy. These interventions, such as the introduction of social programs, support for labor unions, affordable college tuitions, moves toward universal health care and equal opportunity, consumer protection and environmental protection form the core of the party's economic policy. Fifteen Democrats have served as President of the United States; the first was President Andrew Jackson, the seventh president and served from 1829 to 1837. The most recent was President Barack Obama, the 44th president and held office from 2009 to 2017. Following the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats held a majority in the House of Representatives, "trifectas" in 14 states, the mayoralty of numerous major American cities, such as Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Portland and Washington, D. C. Twenty-three state governors were Democrats, the Party was the minority party in the Senate and in most state legislatures; as of March 2019, four of the nine Justices of the Supreme Court had been appointed by Democratic presidents.
Democratic Party officials trace its origins to the inspiration of the Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and other influential opponents of the Federalists in 1792. That party inspired the Whigs and modern Republicans. Organizationally, the modern Democratic Party arose in the 1830s with the election of Andrew Jackson. Since the nomination of William Jennings Bryan in 1896, the party has positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party on economic issues, they have been more liberal on civil rights issues since 1948. On foreign policy, both parties have changed position several times; the Democratic Party evolved from the Jeffersonian Republican or Democratic-Republican Party organized by Jefferson and Madison in opposition to the Federalist Party of Alexander Hamilton and John Adams. The party favored republicanism; the Democratic-Republican Party came to power in the election of 1800. After the War of 1812, the Federalists disappeared and the only national political party left was the Democratic-Republicans.
The era of one-party rule in the United States, known as the Era of Good Feelings, lasted from 1816 until the early 1830s, when the Whig Party became a national political group to rival the Democratic-Republicans. However, the Democratic-Republican Party still had its own internal factions, they split over the choice of a successor to President James Monroe and the party faction that supported many of the old Jeffersonian principles, led by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, became the modern Democratic Party. As Norton explains the transformation in 1828: Jacksonians believed the people's will had prevailed. Through a lavishly financed coalition of state parties, political leaders, newspaper editors, a popular movement had elected the president; the Democrats became the nation's first well-organized national party and tight party organization became the hallmark of nineteenth-century American politics. Opposing factions led by Henry Clay helped form the Whig Party; the Democratic Party had a small yet decisive advantage over the Whigs until the 1850s, when the Whigs fell apart over the issue of slavery.
In 1854, angry with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, anti-slavery Dem
1996 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania
The 1996 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 5, 1996. Voters chose 23 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Pennsylvania was won by President Bill Clinton by a margin of 9.2 percentage points. Billionaire businessman Ross Perot finished in third, with 9.56% of the popular vote in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton received 49.2 percent of the vote, the same percentage as the national vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the following counties voted for a Democratic Presidential candidate: Warren, Westmoreland, Armstrong, Columbia and Indiana
1964 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania
The 1964 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 3, 1964, was part of the 1964 United States presidential election. Voters chose 29 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Since the Republican Party formed in 1854 to stop the spread of slavery into the territories, Pennsylvania had been a solidly Republican state apart from the industrial "Black Country" of the southwest, the urban core of Philadelphia County, those areas which had not supported the Civil War, such as the northern part of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and the northeastern Delaware Valley; the southwestern region, had come to make the state Democratic-leaning in the 1950s, although relative to national trends Pennsylvania trended Republican in the 1960 election. However, during the 1960s the GOP was turning its attention from the declining rural Yankee counties to the growing and traditionally Democratic Catholic vote, along with the conservative Sun Belt whose growth was driven by lower taxes, warm weather, air conditioning.
This growth meant that activist Republicans centred in the traditionally Democratic, but by the 1960s, middle-class Sun Belt had become much more conservative than the majority of members in the historic Northeastern GOP stronghold. The consequence of this was that a bitterly divided Republican Party was able to nominate the staunchly conservative Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona, who ran with the conservative Republican National Committee chair, Congressman William E. Miller of New York; the staunch conservative Goldwater was seen in the liberal Northeastern United States as a right-wing extremist. Goldwater wrote Pennsylvania off from the beginning of his campaign, whilst local Republicans preferred moderate Governor William Scranton, encouraged to run by ex-President and former Gettysburg native Dwight D. Eisenhower. Many Pennsylvania Congressmen, notably James G. Fulton, refused to endorse Goldwater. Pennsylvania overwhelmingly voted for the Democratic nominee, President Lyndon B. Johnson, over the Republican nominee, Senator Barry Goldwater.
Johnson won Pennsylvania by a margin of 30.22 percent. Apart from William Howard Taft in 1912 and George H. W. Bush in 1992 when third-party candidates obtained substantial minorities of the vote, Goldwater's is the worst showing for a Republican in the state since that party was founded. Relative to Johnson's popular vote landslide, Pennsylvania came out as 7.64 percent more Democratic than the nation at-large. Johnson won all but four counties: the central Pennsylvania counties of Snyder and Union, which have not voted Democratic since the Civil War, northeastern border Wayne County, which has never voted Democratic since Grover Cleveland won it in 1892, Lebanon County, which has only once voted Democratic since 1856 when Franklin Roosevelt won by 587 votes in 1936; this is the only occasion since 1856 when Lancaster County has not voted for the Republican presidential candidate, was the first time since that election when suburban Delaware County had not voted Republican. Seven other counties – Somerset and the northern bloc of Bradford, Potter, Cameron and McKean – cast their solitary vote for a Democratic presidential candidate since at least the Civil War.
In addition to these counties voting Democratic for the solitary occasion since the Civil War, a large bloc of Appalachia and adjacent areas – comprising York County, Cumberland County, Franklin County, Adams County, Blair County, Lycoming County, Northumberland County, Bedford County, Clarion County, Crawford County, Fulton County, Huntingdon County, Pike County, Venango County, Mifflin County, Perry County, Jefferson County, Susquehanna County, Wyoming County, Juniata County, Montour County, Sullivan County – have never voted for a Democratic candidate since. This was the last occasion until Barack Obama in 2008 that the Democrats won Dauphin County, Berks County, Chester County. Within the more Democratic western and eastern peripheries Johnson won over 73 percent of the vote in Greene and Fayette Counties