1912 United States presidential election in Indiana

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United States presidential election in Indiana, 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 15 0
Popular vote 281,890 162,007
Percentage 43.07% 24.75%

  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 151,267 36,931
Percentage 23.11% 5.64%

President before election

William Howard Taft

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

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

Indiana was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 43.07% of the popular vote, against the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 24.75% of the popular vote, the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 23.11% 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 5.64% of the popular vote.[1]

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Hamilton County and Hendricks County voted for the Democratic candidate.


United States presidential election in Indiana, 1912[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 281,890 43.07%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 162,007 24.75%
Republican William Howard Taft 151,267 23.11%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 36,931 5.64%
Prohibition Stuart Hamblen 19,249 2.94%
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 3,130 0.48%
Total votes 654,474 100%


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