1912 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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United States presidential election in West Virginia, 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 8 0
Popular vote 113,197 79,112
Percentage 42.11% 29.43%

  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 56,754 15,248
Percentage 21.11% 5.67%

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

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

West Virginia was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 42.11% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 29.43% of the popular vote, the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 21.11% 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 5.67% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Ritchie County voted for the Democratic candidate, as well as the last election in which Grant County did not vote for the Republican candidate.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in West Virginia, 1912[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 113,197 42.11%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 79,112 29.43%
Republican William Howard Taft 56,754 21.11%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 15,248 5.67%
Prohibition Stuart Hamblen 4,517 1.68%
Total votes 268,828 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1912 Presidential Election Results West Virginia".
  2. ^ "1912 Presidential Election Results West Virginia".