1912 United States presidential election in Colorado

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United States presidential election in Colorado, 1912

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg Theodore Roosevelt-Pach.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson Theodore Roosevelt
Party Democratic Progressive
Home state New Jersey New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Hiram Johnson
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 114,232 72,306
Percentage 42.80% 27.09%

  William Howard Taft - Harris and Ewing.jpg EugeneVictorDebs.png
Nominee William Howard Taft Eugene V. Debs
Party Republican Socialist
Home state Ohio Indiana
Running mate Nicholas M. Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Emil Seidel
Electoral vote 0 0
Popular vote 54,956 16,418
Percentage 21.88% 6.15%

President before election

William Howard Taft

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

The 1912 United States presidential election in Colorado took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Colorado voters chose six representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Colorado was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 42.80% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 27.09% of the popular vote, the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 21.88% of the popular vote and the five-time candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States Eugene V. Debs (SIndiana), running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 6.15% of the popular vote.[1]


United States presidential election in Colorado, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 114,232 42.80%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 72,306 27.09%
Republican William Howard Taft 58,386 21.88%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 16,418 6.15%
Prohibition Stuart Hamblen 5,063 1.90%
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 475 0.18%
Total votes 266,880 100%


  1. ^ a b "1912 Presidential Election Results Colorado".