List of United States Democratic Party presidential tickets

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This is a list of American electoral candidates for the offices of President of the United States and Vice President of the United States of the modern Democratic Party, either duly preselected and nominated, or the presumptive nominees of a future preselection and election. Opponents who received over one percent of the popular vote or ran an official campaign that received Electoral College votes are listed. Offices held prior to Election Day are included, and those held on Election Day have an italicized end date.

19th century[edit]

1828, 1832[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1828 (won), 1832 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Andrew Jackson of TN
(1767–1845)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
John C. Calhoun of SC
(1782–1850)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Martin Van Buren of NY
(1782–1862)
Francis Alexander - Martin Van Buren - Google Art Project.jpg
Opponent(s)
John Quincy Adams (National Republican)
Electoral vote (President)
  • Jackson: 178 (68.2%)
  • Adams: 83 (31.8%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)[1]
  • Calhoun: 171 (65.5%)
  • Rush: 83 (31.8%)
  • Smith: 7 (2.7%)
Popular vote
  • Jackson/Calhoun: 642,553 (55.9%)
  • Adams/Rush: 500,897 (43.7%)
Opponent(s)
Richard Rush (National Republican)
Opponent(s)
Henry Clay (Whig)
William Wirt (Anti-Masonic)
Electoral vote (President)[2]
  • Jackson: 219 (76.0%)
  • Clay: 49 (17.0%)
  • Floyd: 11 (3.8%)
  • Wirt: 7 (2.4%)
  • None: 2 (0.7%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)
  • Van Buren: 189 (65.6%)
  • Sargent: 49 (17.0%)
  • Wilkins: 30 (10.4%)
  • Lee: 11 (3.8%)
  • Ellmaker: 7 (2.4%)
  • None: 2 (0.7%)
Popular vote
  • Jackson/Van Buren: 701,780 (54.7%)
  • Clay/Sargent: 484,205 (36.9%)
  • Wirt/Ellmaker: 100,715 (7.8%)
Opponent(s)
John Sergeant (Whig)
Amos Ellmaker (Anti-Masonic)

1836, 1840[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1836 (won), 1840 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Martin Van Buren of NY
(1782–1862)
Francis Alexander - Martin Van Buren - Google Art Project.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
Richard Johnson of KY
(1780–1850)
Richard Mentor Johnson A29919.jpg
Opponent(s)
William Harrison (Northern Whig)
Hugh White (Southern Whig)
Electoral vote (President)[3]
  • Van Buren: 170 (57.8%)
  • Harrison: 73 (24.8%)
  • White: 26 (8.8%)
  • Webster: 14 (4.8%)
  • Magnum: 11 (3.7%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)
  • Johnson 147 (50.0%)
  • Granger: 77 (26.2%)
  • Tyler: 47 (16.0%)
  • Smith: 23 (7.8%)
Popular vote
  • Van Buren/Johnson: 764,176 (50.8%)
  • Harrison/Granger: 550,816 (36.6%)
  • White/Tyler: 146,109 (9.7%)
  • Webster/Granger: 41,201 (2.7%)
Opponent(s)
Francis Granger (Northern Whig)
John Tyler (Southern Whig)
Opponent(s)
William Harrison (Whig)
Electoral vote
  • Harrison/Tyler: 234 (79.6%)
  • Van Buren/Johnson: 60 (20.4%)
Popular vote
  • Harrison/Tyler: 1,275,390 (52.9%)
  • Van Buren/Johnson: 1,128,854 (46.8%)
Opponent(s)
John Tyler (Whig)

1844[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1844 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
James Polk of TN
(1795–1849)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
George Dallas of PA
(1792–1864)
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Opponent(s)
Henry Clay (Whig)
Electoral vote
  • Polk/Dallas: 170 (61.8%)
  • Clay/Frelinghuysen: 105 (38.2%)
Popular vote
  • Polk/Dallas: 1,339,494 (49.5%)
  • Clay/Frelinghuysen: 1,300,004 (49.1%)
Opponent(s)
Theodore Frelinghuysen (Whig)

1848[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1848 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Lewis Cass of MI
(1782–1866)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
William Butler of KY
(1791–1880)
William Orlando Butler - Brady-Handy.jpg
Opponent(s)
Zachary Taylor (Whig)
Martin Van Buren (Free Soil)
Electoral vote
  • Taylor/Fillmore: 163 (56.2%)
  • Cass/Butler: 127 (43.8%)
Popular vote
  • Taylor/Fillmore: 1,361,393 (47.1%)
  • Cass/Butler: 1,223,460 (42.5%)
  • Van Buren/Adams 291,501 (10.1%)
Opponent(s)
Millard Fillmore (Whig)
Charles Adams (Free Soil)

1852[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1852 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Franklin Pierce of NH
(1804–1869)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
William King of AL
(1786–1853)
William Rufus DeVane King 1839 portrait.jpg
Opponent(s)
Winfield Scott (Whig)
John Hale (Free Soil)
Electoral vote
  • Pierce/King: 254 (85.8%)
  • Scott/Graham: 42 (14.2%)
Popular vote
  • Pierce/King: 1,607,510 (50.8%)
  • Scott/Graham: 1,386,942 (43.9%)
  • Hale/Julian: 155,210 (4.9%)
Opponent(s)
William Graham (Whig)
George Julian (Free Soil)

1856[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1856 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
James Buchanan of PA
(1791–1868)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
John Breckinridge of KY
(1821–1875)
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Opponent(s)
John Frémont (Republican)
Millard Fillmore (Know Nothing)
Electoral vote
  • Buchanan/Breckinridge: 174 (58.8%)
  • Frémont/Dayton: 114 (38.5%)
  • Fillmore/Donelson: 8 (2.7%)
Popular vote
  • Buchanan/Breckinridge: 1,836,072 (45.3%)
  • Frémont/Dayton: 1,342,345 (33.1%)
  • Fillmore/Donelson: 873,053 (21.5%)
Opponent(s)
William Dayton (Republican)
Andrew Donelson (Know Nothing)

1860[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1860 (lost)[4] Vice Presidential
Nominee
Stephen Douglas of IL
(1813–1861)
Stephen A Douglas - headshot.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
Herschel Johnson of GA
(1812–1880)
Herschel V. Johnson cph.3a02862.jpg
Opponent(s)
Abraham Lincoln (Republican)
John Breckinridge (Southern Democrats)
John Bell (Constitutional Union)
Electoral vote
  • Lincoln/Hamlin: 180 (59.4%)
  • Breckinridge/Lane: 72 (23.8%)
  • Bell/Everett: 39 (12.9%)
  • Douglas/Johnson: 12 (4.0%)
Popular vote
  • Lincoln/Hamlin: 1,865,908 (39.7%)
  • Douglas/Johnson: 1,380,202 (29.5%)
  • Breckinridge/Lane: 848,019 (18.2%)
  • Bell/Everett: 590,901 (12.7%)
Opponent(s)
Hannibal Hamlin (Republican)
Joe Lane (Southern Democrats)
Edward Everett (Constitutional Union)

1864[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1864 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
George McClellan of NJ
(1826–1885)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
George Pendleton of OH
(1825–1889)
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Opponent(s)
Abraham Lincoln (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Lincoln/Johnson: 212 (91.0%)[5]
  • McClellan/Pendleton: 21 (9.0%)[6]
Popular vote
  • Lincoln/Johnson: 2,218,388 (55.0%)
  • McClellan/Pendleton: 1,812,807 (45.0%)
Opponent(s)
Andrew Johnson (Republican)

1868[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1868 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Horatio Seymour of NY
(1810–1886)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Francis Blair of MO
(1821–1875)
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Opponent(s)
Ulysses S. Grant (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Grant/Colfax: 214 (72.8%)
  • Seymour/Blair: 80 (27.2%)
Popular vote
  • Grant/Colfax: 3,013,421 (52.7%)
  • Seymour/Blair: 2,706,829 (47.3%)
Opponent(s)
Schuyler Colfax (Republican)

1872[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1872 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Horace Greeley of NY
(1811–1872)
Portrait of Horace Greeley.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
Gratz Brown of MO
(1826–1885)
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Opponent(s)
Ulysses S. Grant (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Grant/Wilson: 286 (81.3%)[7]
  • Greeley/Brown: 66 (18.8%)*[8][9]
Popular vote
  • Grant/Wilson: 3,598,235 (55.6%)
  • Greely/Brown: 2,834,761 (43.8%)
Opponent(s)
Henry Wilson (Republican)

1876[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1876 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Samuel Tilden of NY
(1814–1886)
Samuel J. Tilden.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Thomas Hendricks of IN
(1819–1885)
Thomas Andrews Hendricks.jpg
Opponent(s)
Rutherford Hayes (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Hayes/Wheeler: 185 (50.1%)
  • Tilden/Hendricks: 184 (49.9%)
Popular vote
  • Tilden/Hendricks: 4,288,546 (50.9%)
  • Hayes/Wheeler: 4,034,311 (47.9%)
Opponent(s)
William Wheeler (Republican)

1880[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1880 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Winfield Hancock of PA
(1824–1886)
Gen. Winfield S. Hancock - NARA - 529369.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
William English of IN
(1822–1896)
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Opponent(s)
James Garfield (Democratic)
Electoral vote
  • Garfield/Arthur: 214 (58.0%)
  • Hancock/English: 155 (42.0%)
Popular vote
  • Garfield/Arthur: 4,446,158 (48.3%)
  • Hancock/English: 4,444,260 (48.2%)
Opponent(s)
Chester Arthur (Democratic)

1884, 1888, 1892[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1884 (won), 1888 (lost), 1892 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Grover Cleveland of NY
(1837–1908)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
Thomas Hendricks of IN
(1819–1885)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Allen Thurman of OH
(1813–1895)
Allen G. Thurman - Brady-Handy.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Adlai Stevenson of IL
(1835–1914)
Adlai Stevenson I by Saroney c1892-crop.jpg
Opponent(s)
James Blaine (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Cleveland/Hendricks: 219 (54.6%)
  • Blaine/Logan: 182 (45.4%)
Popular vote
  • Cleveland/Hendricks: 4,914,482 (48.9%)
  • Blaine/Logan: 4,856,905 (48.3%)
Opponent(s)
John Logan (Republican)
Opponent(s)
Benjamin Harrison (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Harrison/Morton: 233 (58.1%)
  • Cleveland/Thurman: 168 (41.9%)
Popular vote
  • Cleveland/Thurman: 5,534,488 (48.6%)
  • Harrison/Morton: 5,443,892 (47.8%)
Opponent(s)
Levi Morton (Republican)
Opponent(s)
Benjamin Harrison (Republican)
James Weaver (Populist)
Electoral vote
  • Cleveland/Stevenson: 277 (62.4%)
  • Harrison/Reid: 145 (32.7%)
  • Weaver/Field: 22 (5.0%)
Popular vote
  • Cleveland/Stevenson: 5,556,918 (46.0%)
  • Harrison/Reid: 5,176,108 (43.0%)
  • Weaver/Field: 1,041,028 (8.5%)
Opponent(s)
Whitelaw Reid (Republican)
James Field (Populist)

1896, 1900[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1896 (lost), 1900 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
William Jennings Bryan of NE
(1860–1925)
BRYAN, WILLIAM JENNINGS LCCN2016856655 (cropped).jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
  • None
Higher education
  • None
Arthur Sewall of ME
(1835–1900)
Arthur Sewall (1835-1900) (10506734924).jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Adlai Stevenson of IL
(1835–1914)
Adlai Stevenson I by Saroney c1892-crop.jpg
Opponent(s)
William McKinley (Republican)
Electoral vote (President)
  • McKinley: 271 (60.6%)
  • Bryan: 176 (39.4%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)
  • Hobart: 271 (60.6%)
  • Sewall: 149 (33.3%)
  • Watson: 27 (6.0%)
Popular vote
  • McKinley/Hobart: 7,102,246 (51.0%)
  • Bryan/Sewall-Watson: 6,492,559 (46.7%)
Opponent(s)
Garret Hobart (Republican)
Tom Watson (Populist)
Electoral vote
  • McKinley/Roosevelt: 292 (65.3%)
  • Bryan/Stevenson: 155 (34.7%)
Popular vote
  • McKinley/Roosevelt: 7,228,864 (51.6%)
  • Bryan/Stevenson: 6,370,932 (45.5%)
Opponent(s)
Theodore Roosevelt (Republican)

20th century[edit]

1904[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1904 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Alton Parker of NY
(1852–1926)
Alton B. Parker cph.3b11064.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Henry Davis of WV
(1823–1916)
Henry G. Davis - Brady-Handy.jpg
Opponent(s)
Theodore Roosevelt (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Roosevelt/Fairbanks: 336 (70.6%)
  • Parker/Davis: 140 (29.4%)
Popular vote
  • Roosevelt/Fairbanks: 7,630,457 (56.4%)
  • Parker/Davis: 5,083,880 (37.6%)
Opponent(s)
Charles Fairbanks (Republican)

1908[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1908 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
William Jennings Bryan of NE
(1860–1925)
BRYAN, WILLIAM JENNINGS LCCN2016856655 (cropped).jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
John Kern of IN
(1849–1917)
JohnWKern.jpg
Opponent(s)
William Taft (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Roosevelt/Fairbanks: 336 (70.6%)
  • Parker/Davis: 140 (29.4%)
Popular vote
  • Roosevelt/Fairbanks: 7,630,457 (56.4%)
  • Parker/Davis: 5,083,880 (37.6%)
Opponent(s)
Jim Sherman (Republican)

1912, 1916[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1912 (won), 1916 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Woodrow Wilson of NJ
(1856–1924)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Thomas Marshall of IN
(1854–1925)
Thomas Riley Marshall headshot.jpg
Opponent(s)
Nicholas Butler (Republican)
Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive)
Eugene Debs (Socialist)
Electoral vote
  • Wilson/Marshall: 435 (81.9%)
  • Roosevelt/Johnson: 88 (16.6%)
  • Taft/Butler: 8 (1.5%)
Popular vote
  • Wilson/Marshall: 6,296,284 (41.8%)
  • Roosevelt/Johnson: 4,122,721 (24.7%)
  • Taft/Butler: 3,486,242 (23.2%)
  • Debs/Seidel: 901,551 (6.0%)
Opponent(s)
William Taft (Republican)
Hiram Johnson (Progressive)
Emil Seidel (Socialist)
Opponent(s)
Charles Hughes (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Wilson/Marshall: 277 (52.2%)
  • Hughes/Fairbanks: 254 (47.8%)
Popular vote
  • Wilson/Marshall: (49.2%)
  • Hughes/Fairbanks: 8,548,728 (46.1%)
Opponent(s)
Charles Fairbanks (Republican)

1920[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1920 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
James Cox of OH
(1870–1957)
James M. Cox 1920.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
Franklin D. Roosevelt of NY
(1882–1945)
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Opponent(s)
Warren G. Harding (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Harding/Coolidge: 404 (76.1%)
  • Cox/Roosevelt: 127 (23.9%)
Popular vote
  • Harding/Coolidge: 16,144,093 (60.3%)
  • Cox/Roosevelt: 9,139,661 (34.2%)
Opponent(s)
Calvin Coolidge (Republican)

1924[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1924 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
John Davis of WV
(1873–1955)
John William Davis.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Charles Bryan of NE
(1867–1945)
CharlesBryan.png
Opponent(s)
Calvin Coolidge (Republican)
Burton Wheeler (Progressive)
Electoral vote
  • Coolidge/Dawes: 382 (71.9%)
  • Davis/Bryan: 136 (25.6%)
  • La Follette/Wheeler: 13 (2.4%)
Popular vote
  • Coolidge/Dawes: 15,723,789 (54.0%)
  • Davis/Bryan: 8,386,242 (28.8%)
  • La Follette/Wheeler: 4,831,706 (16.6%)
Opponent(s)
Charles Dawes (Republican)
Burton Wheeler (Progressive)

1928[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1928 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Al Smith of NY
(1873–1944)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
  • None
Prior public experience
Higher education
Joe Robinson of AR
(1872–1937)
Joseph T. Robinson.jpg
Opponent(s)
Herbert Hoover (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Hoover/Curtis: 444 (83.6%)
  • Smith/Robinson: 87 (16.4%)
Popular vote
  • Hoover/Curtis: 21,427,123: (58.2%)
  • Smith/Robinson: 15,015,464 (40.8%)
Opponent(s)
Charles Curtis (Republican)

1932, 1936, 1940, 1944[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1932 (won), 1936 (won), 1940 (won), 1944 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Franklin D. Roosevelt of NY
(1882–1945)
FDR in 1933.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Jack Garner of TX
(1868–1967)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Henry Wallace of IA
(1888–1965)
Henry-A.-Wallace-Townsend.jpeg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Harry S. Truman of MO
(1884–1972)
Harry S Truman, bw half-length photo portrait, facing front, 1945-crop.jpg
Opponent(s)
Herbert Hoover (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Roosevelt/Garner: 472 (88.9%)
  • Hoover/Curtis: 59 (11.1%)
Popular vote
  • Roosevelt/Garner: 22,821,277 (57.4%)
  • Hoover/Curtis: 15,761,254 (39.7%)
Opponent(s)
Charles Curtis (Republican)
Opponent(s)
Alf Landon (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Roosevelt/Garner: 523 (98.5%)
  • Landon/Knox: 8 (1.5%)
Popular vote
  • Roosevelt/Garner: 27,752,648 (60.8%)
  • Landon/Knox: 16,681,862 (36.5%)
Opponent(s)
Frank Knox (Republican)
Opponent(s)
Wendell Willkie (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Roosevelt/Wallace: 449 (84.6%)
  • Willkie/McNary: 82 (15.4%)
Popular vote
  • Roosevelt/Wallace 27,313,945: (54.7%)
  • Willkie/McNary: (44.8%)
Opponent(s)
Charles McNary (Republican)
Opponent(s)
Thomas Dewey (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Roosevelt/Truman: 432 (81.4%)
  • Dewey/Bicker: 99 (18.6%)
Popular vote
  • Roosevelt/Truman: 25,612,916 (53.4%)
  • Dewey/Bicker: 22,017,929 (45.3%)
Opponent(s)
John Bricker (Republican)

1948[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1948 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Harry S. Truman of MO
(1884–1972)
Harry S. Truman.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Alben Barkley of KY
(1877–1956)
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Opponent(s)
Thomas Dewey (Republican)
Fielding Wright (Dixiecrat)
Glen Taylor (Progressive)
Electoral vote
  • Truman/Barkley: 303 (57.1%)
  • Dewey/Warren: 189 (35.6%)
  • Thurmond/Wright: 39 (7.3%)
Popular vote
  • Truman/Barkley: 24,179,347 (49.6%)
  • Dewey/Warren: 21,991,292 (45.1%)
  • Thurmond/Wright: 1,175,930 (2.4%)
  • Wallace/Taylor: 1,157,328 (2.3%)
Opponent(s)
Earl Warren (Republican)
Fielding Wright (Dixiecrat)
Glen Taylor (Progressive)

1952, 1956[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1952 (lost), 1956 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Adlai Stevenson of IL
(1900–1965)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
John Sparkman of AL
(1899–1985)
Alabama Sen. John Sparkman.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Estes Kefauver of TN
(1903–1963)
SenatorKefauver(D-TN).jpg
Opponent(s)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Eisenhower/Nixon: 442 (83.2%)
  • Stevenson/Sparkman: 89 (16.8%)
Popular vote
  • Eisenhower/Nixon: 34,075,529 (55.2%)
  • Stevenson/Sparkman: 27,375,090 (44.2%)
Opponent(s)
Richard Nixon (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Eisenhower/Nixon: 457 (86.1%)[10]
  • Stevenson/Kefauver: 73 (13.7%)
  • Jones/Talmadge: 1 (0.2%)
Popular vote
  • Eisenhower/Nixon: 35,579,180 (57.4%)
  • Stevenson/Kefauver: 26,028,028 (42.0%)

1960[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1960 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
John F. Kennedy of MA
(1917–1963)
John F. Kennedy, White House color photo portrait.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Lyndon Johnson of TX
(1908–1973)
Lyndon B. Johnson. Waist length, seated - NARA - 518140.jpg
Opponent(s)
Richard Nixon (Republican)
Harry Byrd (Southern
Democrats
)
Electoral vote (President)
  • Kennedy: 303 (56.4%)
  • Nixon: 219 (40.8%)
  • Byrd: 15 (2.8%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)
  • Johnson: 303 (56.4%)
  • Lodge: 219 (40.8%)
  • Thurmond: 14 (2.6%)
  • Goldwater: 1 (0.2%)
Popular vote
  • Kennedy/Johnson: 34,220,984 (49.7%)
  • Nixon/Lodge: 34,108,157 (49.6%)
  • Byrd/Thurmond: 116,248 (0.17%)
Opponent(s)
Henry Cabot Lodge (Republican)
Harry Byrd (Southern
Democrats
)

1964[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1964 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Lyndon Johnson of TX
(1908–1973)
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Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Hubert Humphrey of MN
(1911–1978)
Senator Humphrey.jpg
Opponent(s)
Barry Goldwater (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Johnson/Humphrey: 486 (90.3%)
  • Goldwater/Miller: 52 (9.7%)
Popular vote
  • Johnson/Humphrey: 43,127,041 (61.1%)
  • Goldwater/Miller: 27,175,754 (38.5%)
Opponent(s)
William Miller (Republican)

1968[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1968 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Hubert Humphrey of MN
(1911–1978)
Hubert Humphrey crop.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Ed Muskie of ME
(1914–1996)
Edmund Muskie.jpg
Opponent(s)
Richard Nixon (Republican)
George Wallace (American
Independent
)
Electoral vote
  • Nixon/Agnew: 301 (55.9%)
  • Humphrey/Muskie: 191 (35.5%)
  • Wallace/LeMay: 46 (8.6%)
Popular vote
  • Nixon/Agnew: 31,783,783 (43.4%)
  • Humphrey/Muskie: 31,271,839 (42.7%)
  • Wallace/LeMay: 9,901,118 (14.5%)
Opponent(s)
Spiro Agnew (Republican)
George Wallace (American
Independent
)

1972[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1972 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
George McGovern of SD
(1922–2012)
GeorgeStanleyMcGovern.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Tom Eagleton of MO[11]
(1929–2007)
ThomasEagleton.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Sargent Shriver of MD
(1915–2011)
Sargent Shriver 1961.jpg
Opponent(s)
Richard Nixon (Republican)
Electoral vote
Popular vote
  • Nixon/Agnew: 47,168,710 (60.6%)
  • McGovern/Shriver 29,173,222 (37.5%)
Opponent(s)
Spiro Agnew (Republican)

1976, 1980[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1976 (won), 1980 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Jimmy Carter of GA
(1924–present)
Carter cropped.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Walter Mondale of MN
(1928–present)
Vice President Mondale 1977 closeup.jpg
Opponent(s)
Gerald Ford (Republican)
Electoral vote (President)
  • Carter: 297 (55.2%)
  • Ford: 240 (44.6%)[13]
  • Reagan: 1 (0.2%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)
  • Mondale: 297 (55.2%)
  • Dole: 241 (44.8%)
Popular vote
  • Carter/Mondale: 40,831,881 (50.1%)
  • Ford/Dole: 39,148,634 (48.0%)
Opponent(s)
Bob Dole (Republican)
Opponent(s)
Ronald Reagan (Republican)
John Anderson (Independent)
Ed Clark (Libertarian)
Electoral vote
  • Reagan/Bush: 489 (90.9%)
  • Carter/Mondale: 49 (9.1%)
Popular vote
  • Reagan/Bush: 43,903,230 (50.8%)
  • Carter/Mondale: 35,480,115 (41.0%)
  • Anderson/Lucey: 5,719,850 (6.6%)
  • Clark/Koch: 921,128 (1.06%)
Opponent(s)
George H. W. Bush (Republican)
Patrick Lucey (Independent)
David Koch (Libertarian)

1984[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1984 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Walter Mondale of MN
(1928–present)
Vice President Mondale 1977 closeup.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Geraldine Ferraro of NY
(1935–2011)
GERALDINE FERRARO.jpg
Opponent(s)
Ronald Reagan (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Reagan/Bush: 525 (97.6%)
  • Mondale/Ferraro: 13 (2.4%)
Popular vote
  • Reagan/Bush: 54,455,472 (58.8%)
  • Mondale/Ferraro: 37,577,352 (40.6%)
Opponent(s)
George H. W. Bush (Republican)

1988[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1988 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Michael Dukakis of MA
(1933–present)
Governor Dukakis speaks at the 1976 Democratic National Convention (cropped).jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Lloyd Bentsen of TX
(1921–2006)
LloydBentsen.jpg
Opponent(s)
George H. W. Bush (Republican)
Electoral vote (President)
  • Bush: 426 (79.2%)
  • Dukakis: 111 (20.6%)[14]
  • Bentsen: 1 (0.2%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)
  • Quayle: 426 (79.2%)
  • Bentsen: 111 (20.6%)[14]
  • Dukakis: 1 (0.2%)
Popular vote
  • Bush/Quayle: 48,886,097 (53.4%)
  • Dukakis/Bentsen: 41,809,074 (45.7%)
Opponent(s)
Dan Quayle (Republican)

1992, 1996[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
1992 (won), 1996 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Bill Clinton of AR
(1946–present)
Bill Clinton.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Al Gore of TN
(1948–present)
Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Opponent(s)
George H. W. Bush (Republican)
Ross Perot (Independent)
Electoral vote
  • Clinton/Gore: 370 (68.8%)
  • Bush/Quayle: 168 (31.2%)
Popular vote
  • Clinton/Gore: 44,909,806 (43.0%)
  • Bush/Quayle: 39,104,550 (37.5%)
  • Perot/Stockdale: 19,743,821 (18.9%)
Opponent(s)
Dan Quayle (Republican)
James Stockdale (Independent)
Opponent(s)
Bob Dole (Republican)
Ross Perot (Reform)
Electoral vote
  • Clinton/Gore: 379 (70.4%)
  • Dole/Kemp: 159 (29.6%)
Popular vote
  • Clinton/Gore: 47,401,185 (49.2%)
  • Dole/Kemp: 39,197,469 (40.7%)
  • Perot/Choate: 8,085,294 (8.4%)
Opponent(s)
Jack Kemp (Republican)
Pat Choate (Reform)

21st century[edit]

2000[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2000 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Al Gore of TN
(1948–present)
Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Joe Lieberman of CT
(1942–present)
Joe Lieberman official portrait 2 (cropped 2).jpg
Opponent(s)
George W. Bush (Republican)
Ralph Nader (Green)
Electoral vote
  • Bush/Cheney: 271 (50.4%)
  • Gore/Lieberman: 266 (49.4%)
Popular vote
  • Gore/Lieberman: 50,999,897 (48.4%)
  • Bush/Cheney: 50,456,002 (47.9%)
  • Nader/LaDuke: 2,882,955 (2.74%)
Opponent(s)
Dick Cheney (Republican)
Winona LaDuke (Green)

2004[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2004 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
John Kerry of MA
(1943–present)
John F. Kerry.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
John Edwards of NC
(1953–present)
John Edwards, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Opponent(s)
George W. Bush (Republican)
Electoral vote (President)
  • Bush: 286 (53.2%)
  • Kerry: 251 (46.7%)[15]
  • Edwards: 1 (0.2%)
Electoral vote (Vice President)
  • Cheney: 286 (53.2%)
  • Edwards: 252 (46.8%)
Popular vote
  • Bush/Cheney: 62,040,610 (50.7%)
  • Kerry/Edwards: 59,028,444 (48.3%)
Opponent(s)
Dick Cheney (Republican)

2008, 2012[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2008 (won), 2012 (won) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Barack Obama of IL
(1961–present)
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Joe Biden of DE
(1942–present)
Joe Biden official portrait crop.jpg
Opponent(s)
John McCain (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Obama/Biden: 365 (67.8%)
  • McCain/Palin: 173 (32.2%)
Popular vote
  • Obama/Biden: 69,498,516 (52.9%)
  • McCain/Palin: 59,948,323 (45.7%)
Opponent(s)
Sarah Palin (Republican)
Opponent(s)
Mitt Romney (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Obama/Biden: 332 (61.7%)
  • Romney/Ryan: 206 (38.3%)
Popular vote
  • Obama/Biden: 65,915,796 (51.1%)
  • Romney/Ryan: 60,933,500 (47.2%)
Opponent(s)
Paul Ryan (Republican)

2016[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2016 (lost) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Hillary Clinton of NY
(1947–present)
Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Tim Kaine of VA
(1958–present)
Tim Kaine, official 113th Congress photo portrait.jpg
Opponent(s)
Donald Trump (Republican)
Gary Johnson (Libertarian)
Jill Stein (Green)
Electoral vote (President)[16]
Electoral vote (Vice President)
Popular vote
  • Clinton/Kaine: 65,853,516 (48.2%)
  • Trump/Pence: 62,984,825 (46.1%)
  • Johnson/Weld: 4,489,341 (3.28%)
  • Stein/Baraka: 1,457,216 (1.07%)
Opponent(s)
Mike Pence (Republican)
Bill Weld (Libertarian)
Ajamu Baraka (Green)

2020[edit]

Presidential
Nominee
2020 (pending) Vice Presidential
Nominee
Joe Biden of DE
(1942–present)
Joe Biden 2013.jpg
Prior public experience
Higher education
Prior public experience
Higher education
Kamala Harris of CA
(1964–present)
Kamala Harris official photo (cropped).jpg
Opponent(s)
Donald Trump (Republican)
Electoral vote
  • Pending
Popular vote
  • Pending
Opponent(s)
Mike Pence (Republican)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ If not for unpledged electors, Rush would have won 178 (68.2%) votes.
  2. ^ South Carolina's delegates were selected by the state legislature and not by popular vote, which went to the Nullifier ticket of Floyd/Lee, which did not campaign, while 30 Pennsylvania delegates voted Wilkins for Vice President. Two Maryland delegates did not cast votes.
  3. ^ The Whig Party ran regional candidates in 1836. William H. Harrison and Francis Granger ran in Northern states, while Hugh Lawson White and John Tyler ran in Southern states. Daniel Webster was on the ballot in Massachusetts and Willie Person Mangum received votes from the Electoral College without being on the ballot.
  4. ^ Douglas and Johnson were chosen at the national nominating convention after most of the Southern delegations walked out, who held a separate national nominating convention to nominate Breckinridge and Lane.
  5. ^ If not for am unpledged elector and 17 invalidated electors from Union-occupied Louisiana and Texas, Lincoln and Johnson would have won 213 (91.0%) or 230 (91.6%) votes.
  6. ^ If not for the 17 invalidated electors from Union-occupied Louisiana and Texas, McClellan and Pendleton would have won 8.4% of votes.
  7. ^ If not for the 14 invalidated electors from voting irregularities in Arkansas and Louisiana, Grant and Wilson would have won 300 (82.0%) votes.
  8. ^ Greeley died after the election but before the Electoral College convened, and was not replaced for the vote. The ticket's intended delegates were scattered.
  9. ^ If not for the 14 invalidated electors for Grant and Wilson from voting irregularities in Arkansas and Louisiana, Greeley and Brown's 66 votes would have been 18.0%.
  10. ^ If not for a faithless elector, Eisenhower and Nixon would have won 458 (86.3%) in 1956.
  11. ^ Eagleton withdrew from the ticket and was replaced by Shriver.
  12. ^ a b If not for a faithless elector, Nixon and Agnew would have won 521 (96.8%) Electoral College votes.
  13. ^ If not for a faithless elector, Ford would have won 241 (44.8%) votes.
  14. ^ a b A faithless elector swapped their votes for President and Vice President in the Electoral College, otherwise the Dukakis/Bentsen ticket would have won 112 (20.8%) votes.
  15. ^ A faithless elector voted Edwards for President and Vice President in the Electoral College, otherwise Kerry would have won 252 (46.8%) votes.
  16. ^ If not for faithless electors, Trump and Pence would have won 306 (56.9%) Electoral College votes each, while Clinton and Kaine would have won 232 (43.1%) votes.