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United States Presidential Election Results

U.S. elections

The United States presidential election is held every four years on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The president and vice president of the United States are elected by the people through an electoral college system, in which each state is allotted a number of electors based on its population. To win the election, a candidate must receive a majority of the electoral votes.

The results of the most recent United States presidential election were announced on November 7, 2020, and the winner was Joe Biden. He received 306 electoral votes, while the incumbent, Donald Trump, received 232 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were 81,283,098 for Biden and 74,222,958 for Trump.

It is worth noting that these results are subject to legal challenges and potential disputes, and the final outcome of the election may not be determined until all such challenges and disputes have been resolved.

The president and vice president of the United States are formally elected through an electoral college. Members (“electors”) of this electoral college are chosen through the popular vote in each state, and to be elected president a candidate must receive a majority of the electoral votes. If no candidate receives a majority, the president is elected by the House of Representatives, which may choose among the three candidates with the most electoral votes.

Electoral college and popular vote results in U.S. Presidential elections and presidential election results are provided in the table.

U.S. presidential election results

Year Candidate Political Party Electoral Votes1 Popular Votes2 Popular Percentage3
1789 George Washington 4 no formally organized parties 695    
  John Adams 34    
  John Jay 9    
  R.H. Harrison 6    
  John Rutledge 6    
  John Hancock 4    
  George Clinton 3    
  Samuel Huntington 2    
  John Milton 2    
  James Armstrong 1    
  Benjamin Lincoln 1    
  Edward Telfair 1    
  not voted 44    
1792 George Washington 4 Federalist 132    
John Adams Federalist 77    
George Clinton Democratic-Republican 50    
Thomas Jefferson   4    
Aaron Burr   1    
1796 John Adams Federalist 71    
Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican 68    
Thomas Pinckney Federalist 59    
Aaron Burr Antifederalist 30    
Samuel Adams Democratic-Republican 15    
Oliver Ellsworth Federalist 11    
George Clinton Democratic-Republican 7    
John Jay Independent-Federalist 5    
James Iredell Federalist 3    
George Washington Federalist 2    
John Henry Independent 2    
S. Johnston Independent-Federalist 2    
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Independent-Federalist 1    
1800 Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican 736    
Aaron Burr Democratic-Republican 736    
John Adams Federalist 65    
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Federalist 64    
John Jay Federalist 1    
1804 Thomas Jefferson Democratic-Republican 162    
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Federalist 14    
1808 James Madison Democratic-Republican 122    
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Federalist 47    
George Clinton Independent-Republican 6    
not voted   1    
1812 James Madison Democratic-Republican 128    
DeWitt Clinton Fusion 89    
not voted   1    
1816 James Monroe Democratic-Republican 183    
Rufus King Federalist 34    
not voted   4    
1820 James Monroe Democratic-Republican 231    
John Quincy Adams Independent-Republican 1    
not voted   3    
1824 John Quincy Adams no distinct party designations 847 108,740 30.9
Andrew Jackson   99 153,544 41.3
Henry Clay   37 47,531 13.0
William H. Crawford   41 40,856 11.2
1828 Andrew Jackson Democratic 178 647,286 56.0
John Quincy Adams National Republican 83 508,064 43.6
1832 Andrew Jackson Democratic 219 687,502 54.2
Henry Clay National Republican 49 530,189 37.4
William Wirt Anti-Masonic 7 100,715 7.8
John Floyd Nullifiers 11    
not voted   2    
1836 Martin Van Buren Democratic 170 762,678 50.8
William Henry Harrison Whig 73 550,816 36.6
Hugh L. White Whig 26 146,107 9.7
Daniel Webster Whig 14 41,201 2.7
W.P. Mangum Anti-Jackson 11    
1840 William Henry Harrison Whig 234 1,275,016 52.9
Martin Van Buren Democratic 60 1,129,102 46.8
1844 James K. Polk Democratic 170 1,337,243 49.5
Henry Clay Whig 105 1,299,062 48.1
James Gillespie Birney Liberty   62,103 2.3
1848 Zachary Taylor Whig 163 1,360,099 47.3
Lewis Cass Democratic 127 1,220,544 42.5
Martin Van Buren Free Soil   291,501 10.1
1852 Franklin Pierce Democratic 254 1,601,274 50.8
Winfield Scott Whig 42 1,386,580 43.9
John Parker Hale Free Soil   155,210 4.9
1856 James Buchanan Democratic 174 1,838,169 45.3
John C. Frémont Republican 114 1,341,264 33.1
Millard Fillmore American (Know-Nothing) 8 873,053 21.5
1860 Abraham Lincoln Republican 180 1,866,452 39.9
John C. Breckinridge Southern Democratic 72 847,953 18.1
Stephen A. Douglas Democratic 12 1,380,202 29.5
John Bell Constitutional Union 39 590,901 12.6
1864 Abraham Lincoln Republican 212 2,213,665 55.0
George B. McClellan Democratic 21 1,805,237 45.0
not voted   81    
1868 Ulysses S. Grant Republican 214 3,012,833 52.7
Horatio Seymour Democratic 80 2,703,249 47.3
not voted   23    
1872 Ulysses S. Grant Republican 286 3,597,132 55.6
Horace Greeley 8 Democratic/Liberal Republican   2,834,125 43.8
Thomas A. Hendricks Independent-Democratic 42    
B. Gratz Brown Democratic 18    
Charles J. Jenkins Democratic 2    
David Davis Democratic 1    
not voted   17    
1876 Rutherford B. Hayes Republican 185 4,036,298 48.0
Samuel J. Tilden Democratic 184 4,300,590 51.0
1880 James A. Garfield Republican 214 4,454,416 48.3
Winfield Scott Hancock Democratic 155 4,444,952 48.2
James B. Weaver Greenback   305,997 3.3
1884 Grover Cleveland Democratic 219 4,874,986 48.5
James G. Blaine Republican 182 4,851,981 48.3
1888 Benjamin Harrison Republican 233 5,439,853 47.8
Grover Cleveland Democratic 168 5,540,309 48.6
Clinton B. Fisk Prohibition   249,819 2.2
1892 Grover Cleveland Democratic 277 5,556,918 46.1
Benjamin Harrison Republican 145 5,176,108 43.0
James B. Weaver People’s (Populist) 22 1,027,329 8.5
John Bidwell Prohibition   270,770 2.2
1896 William McKinley Republican 271 7,104,779 51.0
William Jennings Bryan Democratic 9 176 6,502,925 46.7
1900 William McKinley Republican 292 7,207,923 51.7
William Jennings Bryan Democratic 9 155 6,358,133 45.5
1904 Theodore Roosevelt Republican 336 7,623,486 56.4
Alton B. Parker Democratic 140 5,077,911 37.6
Eugene V. Debs Socialist   402,489 3.0
1908 William Howard Taft Republican 321 7,678,908 51.6
William Jennings Bryan Democratic 162 6,409,104 43.0
Eugene V. Debs Socialist   420,380 2.8
1912 Woodrow Wilson Democratic 435 6,293,454 41.8
Theodore Roosevelt Progressive (Bull Moose) 88 4,119,207 27.4
William Howard Taft Republican 8 3,483,922 23.2
Eugene V. Debs Socialist   900,369 6.0
1916 Woodrow Wilson Democratic 277 9,129,606 49.2
Charles Evans Hughes Republican 254 8,538,221 46.1
Allan L. Benson Socialist   589,924 3.2
1920 Warren G. Harding Republican 404 16,147,249 60.3
James M. Cox Democratic 127 9,140,864 34.1
Eugene V. Debs Socialist   897,704 3.4
1924 Calvin Coolidge Republican 382 15,725,016 54.1
John W. Davis Democratic 136 8,386,503 28.8
Robert M. La Follette Progressive 13 4,822,856 16.6
1928 Herbert Hoover Republican 444 21,392,190 58.0
Alfred E. Smith Democratic 87 15,016,443 40.7
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic 472 22,821,857 57.3
Herbert Hoover Republican 59 15,761,841 39.6
Norman Thomas Socialist   884,781 2.2
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic 523 27,476,673 60.2
Alfred M. Landon Republican 8 16,679,583 36.5
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic 449 27,243,466 54.7
Wendell L. Willkie Republican 82 22,304,755 44.8
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt Democratic 432 25,602,505 53.3
Thomas E. Dewey Republican 99 22,006,278 45.8
1948 Harry S. Truman Democratic 303 24,105,695 49.4
Thomas E. Dewey Republican 189 21,969,170 45.0
Strom Thurmond States’ Rights Democratic (Dixiecrat) 39 1,169,021 2.4
Henry A. Wallace Progressive   1,156,103 2.4
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican 442 33,778,963 54.9
Adlai E. Stevenson Democratic 89 27,314,992 44.4
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower Republican 457 35,581,003 57.4
Adlai E. Stevenson Democratic 73 25,738,765 42.0
Walter Jones not a candidate 1    
1960 John F. Kennedy Democratic 303 34,227,096 49.7
Richard M. Nixon Republican 219 34,107,646 49.5
Harry F. Byrd not a candidate 15    
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic 486 42,825,463 61.1
Barry M. Goldwater Republican 52 27,146,969 38.5
1968 Richard M. Nixon Republican 301 31,710,470 43.4
Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic 191 30,898,055 42.7
George C. Wallace American Independent 46 9,906,473 13.5
1972 Richard M. Nixon Republican 520 46,740,323 60.7
George S. McGovern Democratic 17 28,901,598 37.5
John Hospers Libertarian 1 3,673 <0.1
1976 Jimmy Carter Democratic 297 40,825,839 50.0
Gerald R. Ford Republican 240 39,147,770 48.0
Ronald W. Reagan not a candidate 1    
1980 Ronald W. Reagan Republican 489 43,642,639 50.4
Jimmy Carter Democratic 49 35,480,948 41.0
John B. Anderson Independent   5,719,437 6.6
1984 Ronald W. Reagan Republican 525 54,455,075 58.8
Walter F. Mondale Democratic 13 37,577,185 40.6
1988 George H.W. Bush Republican 426 48,886,097 53.4
Michael S. Dukakis Democratic 111 41,809,074 45.7
Lloyd Bentsen not a candidate 1    
1992 Bill Clinton Democratic 370 44,909,889 43.0
George Bush Republican 168 39,104,545 37.4
Ross Perot Independent   19,742,267 18.9
1996 Bill Clinton Democratic 379 47,402,357 49.2
Bob Dole Republican 159 39,198,755 40.7
Ross Perot Reform   8,085,402 8.4
2000 George W. Bush Republican 271 50,456,002 47.9
Al Gore Democratic 26610 50,999,897 48.4
Ralph Nader Green   2,882,955 2.7
2004 George W. Bush Republican 286 62,028,285 50.7
John Kerry Democratic 251 59,028,109 48.3
John Edwards not a candidate 1    
2008 Barack Obama Democratic 365 69,456,000 52.9
John McCain Republican 173 59,934,000 45.7
2012 Barack Obama Democratic 332 65,446,032 50.9
Mitt Romney Republican 206 60,589,084 47.1
2016 Donald Trump Republican 304 62,979,636 46.0
Hillary Clinton Democratic 227 65,844,610 48.1
Colin Powell not a candidate 3    
Bernie Sanders not a candidate 1    
John Kasich not a candidate 1    
Ron Paul not a candidate 1    
Faith Spotted Eagle not a candidate 1    
2020 Joe Biden Democratic 306 81,268,924 51.3
Donald Trump Republican 232 74,216,154 46.9
Presidential Election Results source link; https://www.britannica.com/topic/United-States-Presidential-Election-Results-1788863

1In elections from 1789 to 1804, each elector voted for two individuals without indicating which was to be president and which was to be vice president.

2In early elections, electors were chosen by legislatures, not by popular vote, in many states.

3Candidates winning no electoral votes and less than 2 percent of the popular vote are excluded; percentages may not add up to 100 percent because of rounding.

4Washington was unopposed for president in 1789 and 1792.

5Because the two houses of the New York legislature could not agree on electors, the state did not cast its electoral votes. North Carolina and Rhode Island had not yet ratified the Constitution.

6As both Jefferson and Burr received the same number of electoral votes, the decision was referred to the House of Representatives. The Twelfth Amendment (1804) provided that electors cast separate ballots for president and vice president.

7As no candidate received a majority of the electoral votes, the decision was made by the House of Representatives.

8Greeley died shortly after the election in November. Three electors pledged to Greeley cast their votes for him, but they were not counted; the others cast their votes for the other candidates listed.

9Includes a variety of joint tickets with People’s Party electors committed to Bryan.

10One Gore elector from Washington, D.C., abstained from casting an electoral vote. Sources: Electoral and popular vote totals based on data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives; the United States Office of the Federal Register; the Federal Election Commission; Congressional Quarterly’s Guide to U.S. Elections, 4th ed. (2001); and the official certified state vote totals.

Presidents’ Day United States holiday

Presidents’ Day is celebrated on the third Monday in the month of February in the United States.

The origin of Presidents’ Day lies in the 1880s when the birthday of Washington—commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and the first president of the United States—was first celebrated as a federal holiday. In 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved a number of federal holidays to Mondays. The change was designed to schedule certain holidays so that workers had a number of long weekends throughout the year, but it has been opposed by those who believe that those holidays should be celebrated on the dates they actually commemorate. During debate on the bill, it was proposed that Washington’s Birthday be renamed Presidents’ Day to honour the birthdays of both Washington (February 22) and Lincoln (February 12); although Lincoln’s birthday was celebrated in many states, it was never an official federal holiday. Following much discussion, Congress rejected the name change. After the bill went into effect in 1971, however, Presidents’ Day became the commonly accepted name, due in part to retailers’ use of that name to promote sales and the holiday’s proximity to Lincoln’s birthday. Presidents’ Day is usually marked by public ceremonies in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country.

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