1916 United States presidential election in South Carolina

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United States presidential election in South Carolina, 1916

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson Charles Evans Hughes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New Jersey New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Charles W. Fairbanks
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 61,846 1,550
Percentage 96.71% 2.42%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

The 1916 United States presidential election in South Carolina took place on November 7, 1916, as part of the 1916 United States Presidential Election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose nine representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

South Carolina was won by the Democratic nominees, incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall. They defeated Republican nominee, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes of New York, and his running mate Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana.

Wilson won South Carolina by a landslide margin of 94.29 percent.


United States presidential election in south Carolina, 1916[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas Riley Marshall of Indiana 61,846 96.71% 9 100.00%
Republican Charles Evans Hughes of New York Charles Warren Fairbanks of Indiana 1,550 2.42% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 259 0.40% 0 0.00%
Progressive No candidate of N/A No candidate of N/A 162 0.25% 0 0.00%
Socialist Allan Louis Benson of New York George Ross Kirkpatrick of New Jersey 135 0.21% 0 0.00%
Total 63,952 100.00% 9 100.00%


  1. ^ "1916 Presidential General Election Results - South Carolina". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.