United States presidential election in Florida, 1916

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United States presidential election in Florida, 1916

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson Charles E. Hughes
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New Jersey New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Charles W. Fairbanks
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 55,984 14,611
Percentage 69.34% 18.10%

  Allan Louis Benson (1871–1940) circa 1915 (cropped).jpg J. Frank Hanly, 1908 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Allan L. Benson Frank Hanly
Party Socialist Prohibition
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate George Ross Kirkpatrick Ira Landrith
Electoral vote 0 0
Popular vote 5,353 4,786
Percentage 6.63% 5.93%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1916 United States presidential election in Florida took place on November 7, 1916. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1916 United States presidential election. Florida voters chose six electors to the Electoral College, which selected the President and Vice President.

Despite a rare four-way contest, the state was won handily by the incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson. He garnered 69.34 percent of the vote, winning against the Republican nominee Charles Evans Hughes by a margin of 51.24 percent. He also won against Socialist candidate Allan L. Benson and Prohibition candidate Frank Hanly.[1]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Florida, 1916
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Woodrow Wilson Thomas R. Marshall 55,984 69.34% 6
Republican Charles Evans Hughes Charles W. Fairbanks 14,611 18.10% 0
Socialist Allan L. Benson George Ross Kirkpatrick 5,353 6.63% 0
Prohibition Frank Hanly Ira Landrith 4,786 5.93% 0

Results by county[edit]

Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Democratic

Charles Evans Hughes

Republican

Allan Louis Benson

Socialist

James Franklin Hanly

Prohibition

Total votes cast[2]
County #[a] % #[a] % #[a] % #[a] % #
Alachua 2,030 79.76% 440 17.29% 33 1.30% 42 1.65% 2,545
Baker 439 78.11% 52 9.25% 30 5.34% 41 7.30% 562
Bay 725 61.44% 279 23.64% 99 8.39% 77 6.53% 1,180
Bradford 1,302 87.44% 153 10.28% 13 0.87% 21 1.41% 1,489
Brevard 599 65.25% 174 18.95% 76 8.28% 69 7.52% 918
Broward 382 54.57% 158 22.57% 110 15.71% 50 7.14% 700
Calhoun 539 64.09% 209 24.85% 68 8.09% 25 2.97% 841
Citrus 601 86.47% 46 6.62% 25 3.60% 23 3.31% 695
Clay 380 68.72% 79 14.29% 47 8.50% 47 8.50% 553
Columbia 861 72.60% 226 19.06% 28 2.36% 71 5.99% 1,186
Dade 1,654 57.69% 629 21.94% 301 10.50% 283 9.87% 2,867
DeSoto 1,755 68.13% 385 14.95% 228 8.85% 208 8.07% 2,576
Duval 5,456 68.57% 1,339 16.83% 581 7.30% 581 7.30% 7,957
Escambia 2,183 78.95% 416 15.05% 99 3.58% 67 2.42% 2,765
Franklin 312 64.73% 81 16.80% 32 6.64% 57 11.83% 482
Gadsden 875 84.95% 57 5.53% 40 3.88% 58 5.63% 1,030
Hamilton 675 83.13% 113 13.92% 15 1.85% 9 1.11% 812
Hernando 446 79.64% 38 6.79% 38 6.79% 38 6.79% 560
Hillsborough 4,627 69.95% 691 10.45% 622 9.40% 675 10.20% 6,615
Holmes 763 51.52% 427 28.83% 182 12.29% 109 7.36% 1,481
Jackson 1,975 79.60% 410 16.53% 34 1.37% 62 2.50% 2,481
Jefferson 646 85.11% 104 13.70% 4 0.53% 5 0.66% 759
Lafayette 849 89.27% 45 4.73% 30 3.15% 27 2.84% 951
Lake 886 67.79% 330 25.25% 68 5.20% 23 1.76% 1,307
Lee 751 66.34% 167 14.75% 135 11.93% 79 6.98% 1,132
Leon 875 74.79% 191 16.32% 42 3.59% 62 5.30% 1,170
Levy 712 73.48% 216 22.29% 25 2.58% 16 1.65% 969
Liberty 280 71.98% 57 14.65% 14 3.60% 38 9.77% 389
Madison 721 89.79% 22 2.74% 22 2.74% 38 4.73% 803
Manatee 1,033 66.73% 289 18.67% 116 7.49% 110 7.11% 1,548
Marion 1,567 66.15% 462 19.50% 151 6.37% 189 7.98% 2,369
Monroe 730 51.01% 345 24.11% 249 17.40% 107 7.48% 1,431
Nassau 420 70.35% 94 15.75% 40 6.70% 43 7.20% 597
Okaloosa 603 63.41% 303 31.86% 29 3.05% 16 1.68% 951
Orange 1,261 71.77% 415 23.62% 51 2.90% 30 1.71% 1,757
Osceola 511 43.98% 453 38.98% 100 8.61% 98 8.43% 1,162
Palm Beach 725 51.67% 311 22.17% 194 13.83% 173 12.33% 1,403
Pasco 779 65.41% 236 19.82% 82 6.88% 94 7.89% 1,191
Pinellas 1,503 61.90% 555 22.86% 173 7.13% 197 8.11% 2,428
Polk 2,574 76.13% 578 17.10% 158 4.67% 71 2.10% 3,381
Putnam 879 60.29% 418 28.67% 93 6.38% 68 4.66% 1,458
St. Johns 1,133 66.14% 326 19.03% 136 7.94% 118 6.89% 1,713
St. Lucie 703 68.92% 134 13.14% 110 10.78% 73 7.16% 1,020
Santa Rosa 896 82.58% 111 10.23% 19 1.75% 59 5.44% 1,085
Seminole 706 70.88% 155 15.56% 80 8.03% 55 5.52% 996
Sumter 599 80.62% 70 9.42% 30 4.04% 44 5.92% 743
Suwannee 1,209 85.14% 56 3.94% 126 8.87% 29 2.04% 1,420
Taylor 547 89.67% 51 8.36% 11 1.80% 1 0.16% 610
Volusia 1,541 58.11% 886 33.41% 109 4.11% 116 4.37% 2,652
Wakulla 387 68.74% 121 21.49% 32 5.68% 23 4.09% 563
Walton 753 50.95% 549 37.14% 79 5.35% 97 6.56% 1,478
Washington 626 62.41% 159 15.85% 144 14.36% 74 7.38% 1,003
Totals 55,984 69.34% 14,611 18.10% 5,353 6.63% 4,786 5.93% 79,731

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1916 Presidential General Election Results – Florida". Archived from the original on 2006-06-19. Retrieved 2015-09-27.
  2. ^ Florida Secretary of State; Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Florida for the Period Beginning January 1, 1915, and Ending December 31, 1916 - Official Vote, General Election, 1916, Tabulated by Counties

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d County totals are for the average for each slate. State totals are the highest elector for each slate are greater than those obtained by adding the county averages.