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United States Presidential Election in Pennsylvania, 1916
United States presidential election in Pennsylvania, 1916

1912 November 7, 1916 1920 ->
  Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg
Nominee Charles Evans Hughes Woodrow Wilson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New Jersey
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 38 0
Popular vote 703,823 521,784
Percentage 54.26% 40.22%

Pennsylvania Presidential Election Results by County, 1916.svg
County results

President before election

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

The 1916 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place on November 7, 1916. Voters chose 38 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Pennsylvania overwhelmingly voted for the Republican nominee, U.S. Supreme Court Justice and former New York Governor Charles Evans Hughes, over the Democratic nominee, President Woodrow Wilson. Hughes won Pennsylvania by a large margin of 14.04 percentage points.

Results

United States presidential in Pennsylvania, 1916[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Charles Evans Hughes 703,823 54.26% 38
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 521,784 40.22% 0
Socialist Allan Benson 42,638 3.29% 0
Prohibition James Hanly 28,525 2.20% 0
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 419 0.03% 0
Totals 1,297,189 100.00% 38

Results by County

Charles Evans Hughes
Republican
Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Democratic
Allan Louis Benson
Socialist
James Franklin Hanly
Prohibition
Arthur Elmer Reimer
Socialist Labor
Margin Total votes cast[2]
County # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Adams 3,290 43.76% 3,963 52.71% 82 1.09% 184 2.45% 0 0.00% -673 -8.95% 7,519
Allegheny 77,483 55.24% 52,833 37.67% 7,815 5.57% 2,052 1.46% 81 0.06% 24,650 17.57% 140,264
Armstrong 6,024 58.51% 3,590 34.87% 316 3.07% 364 3.54% 2 0.02% 2,434 23.64% 10,296
Beaver 6,864 48.67% 5,805 41.16% 904 6.41% 526 3.73% 4 0.03% 1,059 7.51% 14,103
Bedford 3,729 50.79% 3,263 44.44% 238 3.24% 112 1.53% 0 0.00% 466 6.35% 7,342
Berks 11,937 34.33% 19,267 55.41% 3,146 9.05% 393 1.13% 26 0.07% -7,330 -21.08% 34,769
Blair 9,893 55.16% 7,002 39.04% 491 2.74% 519 2.89% 30 0.17% 2,891 16.12% 17,935
Bradford 6,178 57.51% 3,655 34.03% 200 1.86% 707 6.58% 2 0.02% 2,523 23.49% 10,742
Bucks 9,269 53.97% 7,491 43.62% 238 1.39% 172 1.00% 4 0.02% 1,778 10.35% 17,174
Butler 5,458 47.19% 4,544 39.28% 211 1.82% 1,351 11.68% 3 0.03% 914 7.90% 11,567
Cambria 10,688 49.87% 9,416 43.94% 725 3.38% 593 2.77% 8 0.04% 1,272 5.94% 21,430
Cameron 713 59.17% 452 37.51% 15 1.24% 25 2.07% 0 0.00% 261 21.66% 1,205
Carbon 4,275 49.18% 4,099 47.15% 179 2.06% 138 1.59% 2 0.02% 176 2.02% 8,693
Centre 4,392 50.02% 4,120 46.92% 122 1.39% 146 1.66% 1 0.01% 272 3.10% 8,781
Chester 11,845 56.77% 8,514 40.81% 204 0.98% 295 1.41% 6 0.03% 3,331 15.97% 20,864
Clarion 2,595 41.07% 3,269 51.74% 175 2.77% 278 4.40% 1 0.02% -674 -10.67% 6,318
Clearfield 5,676 42.68% 6,180 46.47% 816 6.14% 624 4.69% 3 0.02% -504 -3.79% 13,299
Clinton 2,794 45.14% 2,967 47.93% 344 5.56% 82 1.32% 3 0.05% -173 -2.79% 6,190
Columbia 3,013 32.80% 5,785 62.97% 116 1.26% 272 2.96% 1 0.01% -2,772 -30.17% 9,187
Crawford 5,487 44.18% 5,814 46.81% 526 4.24% 590 4.75% 3 0.02% -327 -2.63% 12,420
Cumberland 5,296 42.99% 6,432 52.21% 167 1.36% 421 3.42% 3 0.02% -1,136 -9.22% 12,319
Dauphin 13,954 52.16% 11,483 42.92% 841 3.14% 470 1.76% 4 0.01% 2,471 9.24% 26,752
Delaware 16,315 65.96% 7,742 31.30% 212 0.86% 464 1.88% 1 0.00% 8,573 34.66% 24,734
Elk 2,829 52.34% 2,186 40.44% 225 4.16% 163 3.02% 2 0.04% 643 11.90% 5,405
Erie 8,933 43.30% 9,641 46.73% 1,000 4.85% 1,035 5.02% 21 0.10% -708 -3.43% 20,630
Fayette 9,838 45.70% 10,416 48.38% 849 3.94% 425 1.97% 1 0.00% -578 -2.68% 21,529
Forest 617 47.03% 463 35.29% 110 8.38% 113 8.61% 9 0.69% 154 11.74% 1,312
Franklin 5,674 48.86% 5,336 45.95% 325 2.80% 276 2.38% 1 0.01% 338 2.91% 11,612
Fulton 802 39.62% 1,199 59.24% 12 0.59% 11 0.54% 0 0.00% -397 -19.61% 2,024
Greene 2,096 33.93% 3,930 63.62% 67 1.08% 83 1.34% 1 0.02% -1,834 -29.69% 6,177
Huntingdon 3,806 60.23% 2,181 34.51% 169 2.67% 162 2.56% 1 0.02% 1,625 25.72% 6,319
Indiana 4,887 57.65% 2,398 28.29% 381 4.49% 808 9.53% 3 0.04% 2,489 29.36% 8,477
Jefferson 4,332 51.74% 3,253 38.85% 445 5.31% 341 4.07% 2 0.02% 1,079 12.89% 8,373
Juniata 1,254 44.66% 1,497 53.31% 32 1.14% 24 0.85% 1 0.04% -243 -8.65% 2,808
Lackawanna 17,658 50.80% 15,727 45.25% 598 1.72% 764 2.20% 11 0.03% 1,931 5.56% 34,758
Lancaster 20,292 63.42% 10,016 31.30% 551 1.72% 1,117 3.49% 20 0.06% 10,276 32.12% 31,996
Lawrence 5,134 49.44% 3,966 38.19% 602 5.80% 680 6.55% 3 0.03% 1,168 11.25% 10,385
Lebanon 5,876 57.45% 3,821 37.36% 211 2.06% 320 3.13% 0 0.00% 2,055 20.09% 10,228
Lehigh 10,588 44.67% 11,920 50.29% 890 3.75% 300 1.27% 4 0.02% -1,332 -5.62% 23,702
Luzerne 25,348 53.73% 19,999 42.39% 1,249 2.65% 575 1.22% 8 0.02% 5,349 11.34% 47,179
Lycoming 6,010 41.53% 6,640 45.88% 1,087 7.51% 728 5.03% 8 0.06% -630 -4.35% 14,473
McKean 4,300 51.81% 3,161 38.09% 487 5.87% 348 4.19% 3 0.04% 1,139 13.72% 8,299
Mercer 5,866 42.66% 6,390 46.47% 725 5.27% 766 5.57% 4 0.03% -524 -3.81% 13,751
Mifflin 2,105 47.38% 1,965 44.23% 277 6.23% 95 2.14% 1 0.02% 140 3.15% 4,443
Monroe 1,456 29.80% 3,348 68.52% 17 0.35% 65 1.33% 0 0.00% -1,892 -38.72% 4,886
Montgomery 20,431 58.25% 13,658 38.94% 721 2.06% 257 0.73% 5 0.01% 6,773 19.31% 35,072
Montour 1,068 40.11% 1,530 57.45% 16 0.60% 48 1.80% 1 0.04% -462 -17.35% 2,663
Northampton 9,610 44.37% 11,000 50.79% 457 2.11% 588 2.71% 4 0.02% -1,390 -6.42% 21,659
Northumberland 8,722 45.00% 9,333 48.15% 1,012 5.22% 305 1.57% 12 0.06% -611 -3.15% 19,384
Perry 2,575 51.46% 2,348 46.92% 30 0.60% 50 1.00% 1 0.02% 227 4.54% 5,004
Philadelphia 194,163 66.81% 90,800 31.25% 4,716 1.62% 874 0.30% 48 0.02% 103,363 35.57% 290,601
Pike 598 37.19% 976 60.70% 14 0.87% 20 1.24% 0 0.00% -378 -23.51% 1,608
Potter 2,386 52.54% 1,733 38.16% 243 5.35% 179 3.94% 0 0.00% 653 14.38% 4,541
Schuylkill 17,806 55.03% 13,396 41.40% 909 2.81% 239 0.74% 7 0.02% 4,410 13.63% 32,357
Snyder 1,797 57.74% 1,247 40.07% 48 1.54% 20 0.64% 0 0.00% 550 17.67% 3,112
Somerset 6,008 61.31% 2,957 30.17% 527 5.38% 306 3.12% 2 0.02% 3,051 31.13% 9,800
Sullivan 888 43.96% 1,037 51.34% 21 1.04% 74 3.66% 0 0.00% -149 -7.38% 2,020
Susquehanna 3,891 53.08% 3,145 42.91% 28 0.38% 263 3.59% 3 0.04% 746 10.18% 7,330
Tioga 5,347 66.41% 2,294 28.49% 91 1.13% 316 3.92% 4 0.05% 3,053 37.92% 8,052
Union 1,902 58.06% 1,272 38.83% 44 1.34% 57 1.74% 1 0.03% 630 19.23% 3,276
Venango 3,856 40.98% 3,938 41.85% 553 5.88% 1,060 11.26% 3 0.03% -82 -0.87% 9,410
Warren 3,413 47.79% 2,628 36.80% 346 4.85% 749 10.49% 5 0.07% 785 10.99% 7,141
Washington 10,367 52.47% 7,747 39.21% 1,056 5.34% 587 2.97% 2 0.01% 2,620 13.26% 19,759
Wayne 2,869 55.84% 2,019 39.30% 52 1.01% 197 3.83% 1 0.02% 850 16.54% 5,138
Westmoreland 15,283 46.68% 13,829 42.24% 2,591 7.91% 1,017 3.11% 17 0.05% 1,454 4.44% 32,737
Wyoming 1,698 52.12% 1,444 44.32% 41 1.26% 74 2.27% 1 0.03% 254 7.80% 3,258
York 12,276 40.12% 16,314 53.32% 730 2.39% 1,268 4.14% 10 0.03% -4,038 -13.20% 30,598
Totals 703,823 54.26% 521,784 40.22% 42,638 3.29% 28,525 2.20% 419 0.03% 182,039 14.03% 1,297,189

References

  1. ^ David Leip. "1916 Presidential General Election Results - Pennsylvania". Dave Leip's U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Smull's Legislative Handbook and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania 1917 (Harrisburg: Wm. Stanley Ray, 1917); 'Official Vote of Pennsylvania for Presidential Electors, November 7, 1916,'

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