United States presidential election in California, 1916

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United States presidential election in California, 1916
California
← 1912 November 7, 1916 1920 →
  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 13 0
Popular vote 466,289 462,516
Percentage 46.65% 46.27%

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County Results

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1916 United States presidential election in California refers to how California participated in the 1916 United States presidential election. California narrowly voted for the Democratic incumbent, Woodrow Wilson, over the Republican nominee, Associate Justice Charles Evans Hughes.

Although very close, this was not as close as the previous election or the equally critical 1892 election in the Golden State, and was only the third-closest state in a thrilling election behind New Hampshire and Minnesota. Following on from breaking half-a-dozen county droughts in 1912, Wilson became the first Democrat to carry Santa Barbara County and Plumas County since Stephen A. Douglas in 1860, and the first to carry the counties of Santa Cruz and Placer since James Buchanan in 1856.[1] Had Hughes won California, he would have won the election despite losing the popular vote.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1916[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 466,289 46.65% 13
Republican Charles Evans Hughes 462,516 46.27% 0
Socialist Allan L. Benson 42,898 4.29% 0
Prohibition J. Franklin Hanley 27,713 2.77% 0
No party Write-ins 187 0.02% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 999,603 100.00% 13
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County Wilson Votes Hughes Votes Benson Votes Hanley Votes Others Votes
Colusa 62.89% 1,998 31.82% 1,011 3.87% 123 1.42% 45 0.00% 0
Kern 59.86% 9,566 35.11% 5,611 3.46% 553 1.57% 251 0.00% 0
Solano 58.37% 5,678 36.35% 3,536 3.31% 322 1.97% 192 0.00% 0
Sierra 58.35% 594 35.36% 360 5.40% 55 0.88% 9 0.00% 0
Placer 58.28% 3,375 33.74% 1,954 5.42% 314 2.56% 148 0.00% 0
Modoc 58.25% 1,222 36.61% 768 3.77% 79 1.38% 29 0.00% 0
Mariposa 58.24% 802 32.75% 451 6.90% 95 2.11% 29 0.00% 0
El Dorado 57.67% 1,755 35.10% 1,068 6.15% 187 1.08% 33 0.00% 0
Siskiyou 57.15% 3,447 34.13% 2,059 6.91% 417 1.81% 109 0.00% 0
Nevada 56.58% 2,548 35.22% 1,586 6.20% 279 2.00% 90 0.00% 0
Plumas 56.50% 1,025 36.55% 663 5.62% 102 1.32% 24 0.00% 0
Amador 56.28% 1,766 38.53% 1,209 3.98% 125 1.21% 38 0.00% 0
Lassen 55.75% 1,323 36.96% 877 6.03% 143 1.26% 30 0.00% 0
San Joaquin 55.44% 11,454 38.05% 7,861 3.82% 789 2.70% 557 0.00% 0
Trinity 54.81% 661 35.16% 424 8.62% 104 1.41% 17 0.00% 0
Sacramento 54.63% 14,538 40.19% 10,696 3.13% 833 2.05% 546 0.00% 0
Yuba 54.49% 1,980 42.10% 1,530 2.56% 93 0.85% 31 0.00% 0
Tuolumne 54.21% 1,584 36.17% 1,057 8.11% 237 1.51% 44 0.00% 0
Madera 54.01% 1,880 38.01% 1,323 5.26% 183 2.56% 89 0.17% 6
Glenn 53.87% 1,797 40.23% 1,342 3.03% 101 2.82% 94 0.06% 2
Sutter 53.52% 1,543 42.00% 1,211 2.77% 80 1.70% 49 0.00% 0
Yolo 53.12% 2,922 42.43% 2,334 3.04% 167 1.42% 78 0.00% 0
Calaveras 53.06% 1,524 40.91% 1,175 4.70% 135 1.32% 38 0.00% 0
Tehama 52.92% 2,534 36.32% 1,739 6.98% 334 3.78% 181 0.00% 0
San Francisco 52.45% 78,225 42.30% 63,093 4.31% 6,423 0.94% 1,404 0.00% 7
Shasta 52.39% 2,828 37.20% 2,008 8.32% 449 2.09% 113 0.00% 0
Lake 52.13% 1,164 35.42% 791 8.15% 182 4.30% 96 0.00% 0
Kings 51.86% 2,905 39.65% 2,221 4.57% 256 3.93% 220 0.00% 0
San Benito 51.80% 1,688 44.19% 1,440 2.79% 91 1.23% 40 0.00% 0
Butte 50.55% 4,888 40.91% 3,956 4.51% 436 4.02% 389 0.00% 0
Merced 50.36% 2,637 40.72% 2,132 5.44% 285 3.48% 182 0.00% 0
Fresno 49.95% 14,241 41.07% 11,707 5.78% 1,648 3.20% 912 0.00% 0
San Luis Obispo 49.85% 3,539 40.20% 2,854 7.71% 547 2.24% 159 0.00% 0
Santa Barbara 49.65% 5,198 42.54% 4,453 4.49% 470 3.31% 347 0.01% 1
Imperial 49.15% 3,273 40.46% 2,694 5.45% 363 4.94% 329 0.00% 0
Mono 48.47% 158 42.02% 137 7.98% 26 1.53% 5 0.00% 0
Monterey 48.28% 3,878 44.81% 3,599 4.53% 364 2.38% 191 0.00% 0
Inyo 47.92% 966 41.96% 846 7.54% 152 2.58% 52 0.00% 0
Santa Cruz 47.76% 4,511 44.76% 4,228 4.05% 383 3.43% 324 0.00% 0
Stanislaus 46.98% 5,490 37.66% 4,401 6.24% 729 9.13% 1,067 0.00% 0
Tulare 46.87% 7,299 43.96% 6,845 5.75% 895 3.42% 533 0.00% 0
Contra Costa 46.82% 6,092 44.05% 5,731 6.81% 886 2.32% 302 0.00% 0
San Diego 46.02% 16,815 46.47% 16,978 4.41% 1,612 3.10% 1,132 0.00% 0
Mendocino 45.14% 3,371 46.79% 3,494 6.07% 453 2.01% 150 0.00% 0
Marin 43.82% 3,789 50.05% 4,328 4.90% 424 1.23% 106 0.00% 0
Santa Clara 43.40% 14,185 50.77% 16,592 3.08% 1,006 2.71% 887 0.03% 11
Sonoma 43.35% 8,377 50.37% 9,733 4.77% 921 1.52% 293 0.00% 0
San Mateo 43.08% 4,485 50.01% 5,207 5.19% 540 1.72% 179 0.00% 0
Alameda 42.84% 43,748 50.34% 51,417 5.31% 5,422 1.51% 1,544 0.00% 0
Los Angeles 42.58% 114,070 50.59% 135,554 3.01% 8,076 3.76% 10,061 0.06% 160
Napa 41.39% 3,088 52.46% 3,914 4.07% 304 2.08% 155 0.00% 0
Del Norte 41.35% 471 43.81% 499 12.64% 144 2.19% 25 0.00% 0
San Bernardino 39.92% 9,398 50.68% 11,932 3.42% 805 5.99% 1,410 0.00% 0
Ventura 39.30% 2,835 55.18% 3,980 3.60% 260 1.91% 138 0.00% 0
Humboldt 36.27% 4,103 51.14% 5,786 9.40% 1,063 3.19% 361 0.00% 0
Orange 34.54% 6,474 56.59% 10,609 3.43% 643 5.44% 1,020 0.00% 0
Riverside 33.44% 4,561 54.64% 7,452 5.79% 790 6.13% 836 0.00% 0
Alpine 27.71% 23 72.29% 60 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Menendez, Albert J.; The Geography of Presidential Elections in the United States, 1868-2004, pp. 153-155 ISBN 0786422173
  2. ^ "1916 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.