1920 United States presidential election in Maine

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United States presidential election in Maine, 1920

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  Warren G Harding portrait as senator June 1920.jpg James M. Cox 1920.jpg
Nominee Warren G. Harding James M. Cox
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Ohio
Running mate Calvin Coolidge Franklin D. Roosevelt
Electoral vote 6 0
Popular vote 136,355 58,961
Percentage 68.92% 29.80%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Warren G. Harding
Republican


The 1920 United States presidential election in Maine took place on November 2, 1920, as part of the 1920 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose six representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maine voted for Republican nominee, Senator Warren G. Harding of Ohio, over the Democratic nominee, Governor James M. Cox of Ohio. Harding ran with Governor Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts, while Cox ran with Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York.

Harding won Maine by a margin of 39.12 percent. His victory in the New England states was helped in by the local popularity of his running mate, Calvin Coolidge, a traditional New England Yankee born in the small-town of Plymouth Notch, Vermont, who had started his political career nearby as Governor of Massachusetts.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Maine, 1920[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Warren Gamaliel Harding of Ohio Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts 136,355 68.92% 6 100.00%
Democratic James Middleton Cox of Ohio Franklin Delano Roosevelt of New York 58,961 29.80% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Seymour Stedman of Illinois 2,214 1.12% 0 0.00%
Single Tax Robert Colvin Macauley Richard C. Barnum 310 0.16% 0 0.00%
Total 197,840 100.00% 6 100.00%

Results by county[edit]

County Harding# Harding% Cox# Cox% Debs#[2] Debs% Macauley# Macauley% Total votes cast[3]
Androscoggin 9,565 60.83% 5,757 36.61% 290 1.84% 112 0.71% 15,724
Aroostook 11,191 88.48% 1,407 11.12% 36 0.28% 14 0.11% 12,648
Cumberland 24,623 69.19% 10,484 29.46% 434 1.22% 44 0.12% 35,585
Franklin 3,820 69.13% 1,668 30.18% 33 0.60% 5 0.09% 5,526
Hancock 5,604 71.68% 2,154 27.55% 55 0.70% 5 0.06% 7,818
Kennebec 12,333 68.62% 5,466 30.41% 154 0.86% 20 0.11% 17,973
Knox 4,979 60.85% 2,971 36.31% 221 2.70% 12 0.15% 8,183
Lincoln 3,668 73.61% 1,256 25.21% 58 1.16% 1 0.02% 4,983
Oxford 7,301 64.59% 3,906 34.55% 89 0.79% 8 0.07% 11,304
Penobscot 14,145 69.35% 6,110 29.95% 126 0.62% 17 0.08% 20,398
Piscataquis 4,049 68.79% 1,788 30.38% 31 0.53% 18 0.31% 5,886
Sagadahoc 3,857 68.36% 1,709 30.29% 73 1.29% 3 0.05% 5,642
Somerset 6,533 68.11% 2,770 28.88% 275 2.87% 14 0.15% 9,592
Waldo 4,383 71.52% 1,666 27.19% 73 1.19% 6 0.10% 6,128
Washington 6,768 68.57% 2,997 30.36% 85 0.86% 20 0.20% 9,870
York 13,536 65.77% 6,852 33.29% 177 0.86% 15 0.07% 20,580
Totals 136,355 68.92% 58,961 29.80% 2,210 1.12% 314 0.16% 197,840

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1920 Presidential General Election Results – Maine". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Géoelections; Popular Vote for Eugene Debs (.xlsx file for €15)
  3. ^ Robinson, Edgar Eugene; The Presidential Vote 1896-1932, pp. 223-224 ISBN 9780804716963