United States presidential election in California, 1912

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Map of presidential election results by county in California in the 1912 presidential election

The 1912 United States presidential election in California refers to how California participated in the 1912 United States presidential election. California narrowly voted for the Progressive nominee, former Republican president Theodore Roosevelt, over the Democratic nominee, New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson, though two electors cast their votes for Wilson. The incumbent, Republican William Howard Taft, appeared on the ballot only as a write-in candidate.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in California, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 283,610 41.83% 11
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 283,436 41.81% 2
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 79,201 11.68% 0
Prohibition Eugene W. Chafin 23,366 3.45% 0
No party Write-ins 4,417 0.65% 0
No party William Howard Taft (inc.) (write-in) 3,914 0.58% 0
Invalid or blank votes
Totals 677,944 100.00% 13
Voter turnout

Results by county[edit]

County Roosevelt Votes Wilson Votes Debs Votes Chafin Votes Others Votes
Riverside 50.94% 5,146 29.33% 2,963 10.25% 1,036 8.25% 834 1.23% 124
Alameda 47.47% 31,542 36.75% 24,418 14.04% 9,332 1.75% 1,160 0.00% 0
Santa Clara 46.97% 10,868 39.64% 9,173 8.94% 2,068 3.56% 824 0.89% 206
Santa Barbara 46.78% 3,395 38.84% 2,819 8.53% 619 4.92% 357 0.94% 68
Los Angeles 45.73% 75,593 33.34% 55,110 12.04% 19,895 4.95% 8,190 3.94% 6,508
Orange 45.03% 5,143 38.58% 4,406 7.85% 896 7.46% 852 1.09% 124
Alpine 45.00% 36 42.50% 34 2.50% 2 0.00% 0 10.00% 8
Del Norte 44.60% 376 38.32% 323 12.34% 104 4.74% 40 0.00% 0
Placer 43.91% 1,913 41.84% 1,823 11.04% 481 2.87% 125 0.34% 15
Yuba 43.36% 1,132 47.57% 1,242 7.12% 186 1.30% 34 0.65% 17
Marin 42.97% 2,750 44.52% 2,849 11.45% 733 1.06% 68 0.00% 0
Plumas 42.78% 762 41.66% 742 13.25% 236 1.68% 30 0.62% 11
Santa Cruz 42.77% 3,059 40.20% 2,875 12.47% 892 4.52% 323 0.04% 3
San Luis Obispo 42.73% 2,373 40.48% 2,248 12.68% 704 3.85% 214 0.25% 14
Fresno 42.71% 8,839 42.96% 8,891 11.01% 2,278 2.85% 590 0.47% 98
Ventura 42.52% 2,055 43.62% 2,108 8.81% 426 3.50% 169 1.55% 75
Napa 42.52% 2,432 46.55% 2,662 8.36% 478 2.20% 126 0.37% 21
Contra Costa 42.38% 3,539 39.40% 3,290 15.57% 1,300 2.17% 181 0.48% 40
Tulare 42.21% 4,283 42.31% 4,293 12.15% 1,233 2.61% 265 0.72% 73
Humboldt 42.20% 3,609 33.76% 2,887 20.83% 1,781 2.07% 177 1.15% 98
Imperial 42.17% 1,420 38.46% 1,295 13.25% 446 5.73% 193 0.39% 13
Monterey 42.02% 3,081 46.26% 3,392 7.60% 557 4.11% 301 0.01% 1
Solano 41.95% 3,353 45.66% 3,650 9.77% 781 2.11% 169 0.50% 40
Sierra 41.71% 483 44.47% 515 11.49% 133 1.12% 13 1.21% 14
Sutter 41.11% 846 51.65% 1,063 3.84% 79 3.16% 65 0.24% 5
San Benito 40.96% 1,054 48.70% 1,253 6.96% 179 2.88% 74 0.51% 13
Sonoma 40.89% 5,806 45.78% 6,500 10.52% 1,494 2.58% 367 0.23% 32
San Mateo 40.44% 2,825 46.47% 3,246 11.84% 827 1.15% 80 0.10% 7
San Bernardino 40.42% 6,202 38.03% 5,835 12.39% 1,901 8.04% 1,233 1.12% 172
Stanislaus 39.78% 3,143 39.58% 3,127 9.48% 749 10.94% 864 0.22% 17
Mendocino 39.61% 2,237 44.39% 2,507 13.31% 752 2.50% 141 0.19% 11
Lassen 39.59% 559 45.61% 644 10.48% 148 2.41% 34 1.91% 27
Sacramento 39.23% 7,534 51.39% 9,869 8.09% 1,553 1.11% 213 0.19% 36
Madera 38.98% 943 47.71% 1,154 9.34% 226 3.68% 89 0.29% 7
San Francisco 38.17% 38,610 48.40% 48,953 12.21% 12,354 1.14% 1,158 0.07% 73
Butte 38.14% 3,365 45.66% 4,028 10.54% 930 5.54% 489 0.11% 10
Glenn 37.21% 906 54.41% 1,325 5.17% 126 2.75% 67 0.45% 11
Merced 37.16% 1,571 46.78% 1,978 10.43% 441 5.39% 228 0.24% 10
San Diego 36.46% 7,922 44.79% 9,731 13.22% 2,873 5.24% 1,139 0.29% 63
Tehama 36.01% 1,218 47.16% 1,595 11.47% 388 4.97% 168 0.38% 13
Kings 35.94% 1,419 49.82% 1,967 10.28% 406 3.95% 156 0.00% 0
Modoc 35.47% 608 54.90% 941 6.94% 119 2.63% 45 0.06% 1
Siskiyou 34.99% 1,740 49.57% 2,465 12.73% 633 2.09% 104 0.62% 31
Shasta 34.93% 1,636 43.55% 2,040 20.03% 938 1.15% 54 0.34% 16
Trinity 34.44% 343 46.29% 461 18.27% 182 0.90% 9 0.10% 1
Nevada 34.40% 1,381 46.11% 1,851 16.14% 648 2.77% 111 0.57% 23
Kern 33.88% 3,647 51.73% 5,569 12.08% 1,300 1.69% 182 0.62% 67
Yolo 33.35% 1,332 56.06% 2,239 7.54% 301 2.83% 113 0.23% 9
San Joaquin 31.40% 4,314 58.00% 7,969 7.24% 995 3.10% 426 0.25% 35
Lake 30.10% 649 51.86% 1,118 12.34% 266 5.71% 123 0.00% 0
Colusa 29.26% 810 63.58% 1,760 4.01% 111 3.03% 84 0.11% 3
Tuolumne 28.76% 755 55.58% 1,459 13.83% 363 1.45% 38 0.38% 10
Mono 28.73% 106 49.32% 182 18.16% 67 2.98% 11 0.81% 3
El Dorado 28.40% 776 59.04% 1,613 10.18% 278 1.79% 49 0.59% 16
Amador 27.33% 684 64.80% 1,622 5.39% 135 2.28% 57 0.20% 5
Inyo 26.49% 431 49.54% 806 18.75% 305 4.73% 77 0.49% 8
Mariposa 26.15% 306 58.89% 689 11.79% 138 1.45% 17 1.71% 20
Calaveras 24.28% 750 60.51% 1869 12.92% 399 2.14% 66 0.16% 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1912 Presidential General Election Results - California". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 2008-08-25.