1916 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote W H %Margin Margin Wilson Hughes Other
1 NH489,12712 0.06% 56 49.12% 49.06% 1.82%
2 MN12387,36421 0.10% 392 46.25% 46.35% 7.40%
3 CA13999,60312 0.38% 3,773 46.65% 46.27% 7.08%
4 WV8289,85221 0.94% 2,721 48.44% 49.38% 2.18%
5 IN15718,84821 0.97% 6,942 46.47% 47.44% 6.09%
6 ND5115,39012 1.50% 1,735 47.84% 46.34% 5.82%
7 DE351,81021 2.43% 1,258 47.78% 50.20% 2.02%
8 OR5261,65021 2.57% 6,726 45.90% 48.47% 5.64%
9 CT7213,87421 3.15% 6,728 46.66% 49.80% 3.54%
10 NM366,78712 3.56% 2,375 50.20% 46.64% 3.16%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote W H %Margin Margin Wilson Hughes Other
1 SC963,95212 94.28% 60,296 96.71% 2.42% 0.87%
2 MS1086,67912 87.87% 76,169 92.78% 4.91% 2.31%
3 LA1092,98212 78.95% 73,409 85.90% 6.95% 7.14%
4 GA14160,68113 66.63% 107,062 79.51% 7.03% 13.46%
5 TX20372,46112 59.47% 221,515 76.92% 17.45% 5.62%
6 AL12130,72812 54.12% 70,747 76.04% 21.92% 2.03%
7 FL680,73412 51.25% 41,373 69.34% 18.10% 12.56%
8 AR9170,10412 37.23% 63,332 65.97% 28.73% 5.30%
9 VA12153,99212 34.72% 53,468 66.77% 32.05% 1.18%
10 VT464,47521 27.21% 17,542 35.22% 62.43% 2.35%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
WilsonHughesBenson
South Carolina96.71%Vermont62.43%Oklahoma15.45%
Mississippi92.78%New Jersey54.40%Nevada9.20%
Louisiana85.90%Pennsylvania54.25%Florida6.63%
Georgia79.51%Iowa54.25%Wisconsin6.18%
Texas76.92%Illinois52.56%Idaho5.99%
HanlyNo. Cand.Reimer
Florida5.93%Georgia12.88%Maryland0.29%
California2.77%Louisiana6.83%Connecticut0.28%
Indiana2.28%Mississippi0.60%Indiana0.23%
Pennsylvania2.20%Indiana0.54%Nebraska0.22%
Kansas2.05%South Carolina0.25%Massachusetts0.21%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
WilsonHughesBenson
Vermont35.22%South Carolina2.42%North Carolina0.18%
Pennsylvania40.22%Mississippi4.91%South Carolina0.21%
New Jersey42.68%Louisiana6.95%Louisiana0.31%
Wisconsin42.80%Georgia7.03%Georgia0.59%
Iowa42.89%Texas17.45%Virginia0.69%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Illinois353,775Utah35,529
New York319,898Texas30,556
Pennsylvania304,316Georgia28,564
California275,749Montana24,884
New Jersey147,418Oklahoma22,510


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
South Dakota45.97%Utah25.88%
California40.85%Wyoming10.99%
New Jersey32.39%Idaho9.86%
North Carolina30.91%Montana7.50%
Iowa24.67%Louisiana6.98%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Illinois1,046,534
California321,659
Kansas264,253
Ohio127,992
Oregon124,610


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Arizona144.59%
Montana122.58%
Illinois91.31%
Oregon90.93%
Kansas72.29%


State Ranks
Rank WilsonHughes
13018
21829


County Ranks
Rank WilsonHughes
12,038978
29811,827


Note: county data for 1916 is not yet comprehensive.

Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
WilsonHughesBenson
Echols, GA100.00%Leslie, KY91.60%Rains, TX33.26%
Tunica, MS100.00%Sevier, TN90.38%Dewey, OK32.87%
Dillon, SC100.00%Zapata, TX89.17%Seminole, OK28.33%
Hampton, SC100.00%Jackson, KY87.90%Lake, MN27.58%
Jasper, SC100.00%Johnson, TN87.33%Beckham, OK27.15%
HanlyNo. Cand.Reimer
Morris, TX15.28%Lafourche, LA59.38%Keya Paha, NE3.14%
Kiowa, KS13.73%Glascock, GA53.79%Vermillion, IN2.01%
Palm Beach, FL12.33%Paulding, GA53.52%Banner, NE1.81%
Franklin, FL11.83%Fannin, GA51.29%Garfield, NE1.36%
Butler, PA11.68%Iberia, LA47.59%McPherson, NE1.26%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
WilsonHughes
Fluvanna, VA0.00%Fluvanna, VA0.00%
Floyd, VA0.00%Floyd, VA0.00%
Loving, TX0.00%Winkler, TX0.00%
Hockley, TX0.00%Loving, TX0.00%
Crane, TX0.00%Hockley, TX0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
WilsonHughesBenson
Cook, IL379,438Cook, IL435,695Cook, IL32,471
New York, NY139,547Philadelphia, PA194,163Milwaukee, WI16,943
Kings, NY125,625Los Angeles, CA135,554New York, NY12,013
Los Angeles, CA114,070Kings, NY120,752Kings, NY10,220
Philadelphia, PA90,800New York, NY113,254Los Angeles, CA8,076
HanlyNo. Cand.Reimer
Los Angeles, CA10,061Lafourche, LA1,149Cook, IL1,050
Cook, IL2,309Fulton, GA1,040New York, NY485
Allegheny, PA2,052Fannin, GA933Erie, NY448
Vermilion, IL1,673Allen, IN928Kings, NY415
Alameda, CA1,544Iberia, LA850Baltimore, MD330


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
WilsonHughes
Fluvanna, VA0Fluvanna, VA0
Floyd, VA0Floyd, VA0
Loving, TX0Winkler, TX0
Hockley, TX0Loving, TX0
Crane, TX0Hockley, TX0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Cook, IL112,108Salt Lake, UT15,365
Philadelphia, PA77,727King, WA8,894
New York, NY76,757Hennepin, MN7,287
Los Angeles, CA74,413Lucas, OH5,691
Kings, NY53,636Silver Bow, MT4,017
San Francisco, CA33,756Dallas, TX3,721
Allegheny, PA32,245Weber, UT3,604
Alameda, CA32,087Douglas, NE3,516
Hudson, NJ29,609Summit, OH3,466
Essex, NJ28,827Orleans, LA2,876


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
McPherson, SD94.85%Garfield, UT63.21%
Bolivar, MS88.20%Kane, UT58.81%
Hutchinson, SD80.23%Edwards, TX53.98%
Campbell, SD77.39%Costilla, CO52.81%
Alpine, CA77.08%Presidio, TX50.78%
Whitley, KY74.53%Tipton, TN49.97%
Lee, TX73.81%Huerfano, CO47.38%
Comal, TX73.33%Wayne, UT45.06%
Scott, TN73.09%Lawrence, AL42.97%
Fluvanna, VA67.81%Bryan, GA41.49%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Cook, IL421,651New York, NY-82,095
Los Angeles, CA102,625Lincoln, ID-2,780
San Francisco, CA48,004Fremont, ID-2,321
Wayne, MI46,763Lancaster, PA-2,286
Multnomah, OR40,267Conejos, CO-1,948
Philadelphia, PA38,920Oneida, ID-1,585
Alameda, CA35,679Stanley, SD-1,551
Cuyahoga, OH26,276Floyd, VA-1,360
King, WA24,399Billings, ND-1,276
St. Louis, MO21,705Calcasieu, LA-1,273


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Banks, GA448.00%Floyd, VA-99.93%
Tift, GA286.69%Fluvanna, VA-99.81%
Apache, AZ284.31%Bolivar, MS-99.72%
Dawson, TX269.77%Brooks, TX-71.31%
Chouteau, MT226.44%Stanley, SD-70.02%
White, GA209.52%St. Landry, LA-68.97%
Morris, TX208.38%Billings, ND-67.19%
Forsyth, GA207.75%Pulaski, GA-63.12%
Santa Cruz, AZ207.46%Lincoln, ID-54.65%
McKenzie, ND198.26%Russell, AL-52.97%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
WilsonHughes
Dewey, OK36.59%Ellis, OK38.35%
St. Landry, LA36.87%Major, OK39.71%
Lake, MN38.13%Blaine, OK40.97%
Woodward, OK38.65%Lincoln, OK41.69%
Roseau, MN39.32%Snohomish, WA42.68%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
WilsonHughes
Ashe, NC49.47%Jackson, NC49.65%
Transylvania, NC49.40%Strafford, NH49.58%
Decatur, TN49.36%Union, GA49.57%
Catawba, NC49.34%Monroe, WV49.48%
Wythe, VA49.23%Mercer, WV49.47%




National Results for 1916

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