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Electoral vote changes between United States presidential elections

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the United States
Electoral votes by state/federal district for the elections of 2012, 2016 and 2020, with apportionment changes between the 2000 and 2010 Censuses

The following is a summary of the electoral vote changes between United States presidential elections. It summarizes the changes in the Electoral College vote by comparing United States presidential election results for a given year with those from the immediate preceding election. It tracks those states that changed their support between parties as well as changes resulting from other factors, such as reapportionment.

Contents

  • 1820 vs. 1816 1
  • 1824 vs. 1820 2
  • 1828 vs. 1824 3
  • 1832 vs. 1828 4
  • 1836 vs. 1832 5
  • 1840 vs. 1836 6
  • 1844 vs. 1840 7
  • 1848 vs. 1844 8
  • 1852 vs. 1848 9
  • 1856 vs. 1852 10
  • 1860 vs. 1856 11
  • 1864 vs. 1860 12
  • 1868 vs. 1864 13
  • 1872 vs. 1868 14
  • 1876 vs. 1872 15
  • 1880 vs. 1876 16
  • 1884 vs. 1880 17
  • 1888 vs. 1884 18
  • 1892 vs. 1888 19
  • 1896 vs. 1892 20
  • 1900 vs. 1896 21
  • 1904 vs. 1900 22
  • 1908 vs. 1904 23
  • 1912 vs. 1908 24
  • 1916 vs. 1912 25
  • 1920 vs. 1916 26
  • 1924 vs. 1920 27
  • 1928 vs. 1924 28
  • 1932 vs. 1928 29
  • 1936 vs. 1932 30
  • 1940 vs. 1936 31
  • 1944 vs. 1940 32
  • 1948 vs. 1944 33
  • 1952 vs. 1948 34
  • 1956 vs. 1952 35
  • 1960 vs. 1956 36
  • 1964 vs. 1960 37
  • 1968 vs. 1964 38
  • 1972 vs. 1968 39
  • 1976 vs. 1972 40
  • 1980 vs. 1976 41
  • 1984 vs. 1980 42
  • 1988 vs. 1984 43
  • 1992 vs. 1988 44
  • 1996 vs. 1992 45
  • 2000 vs. 1996 46
  • 2004 vs. 2000 47
  • 2008 vs. 2004 48
  • 2012 vs. 2008 49

1820 vs. 1816

Results in 1820
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1820: Democratic-Republican Party
1816 electoral vote
James Monroe
Gain due to
reapportionment
1816 result
under the 1820
apportionment
Gains Losses 1820 electoral vote
James Monroe
183 Increase 2 185 Increase 48 Decrease 1 231
Alabama(3)
Connecticut(9)
Delaware(4)
Illinois(9)
Massachusetts(15)
Maine(3)
Mississippi(2)
Missouri(3)
New Hampshire(1)*

* Monroe received only 7 of New Hampshire's 8 electoral votes in 1820.

1824 vs. 1820

Results in 1824
Electoral votes of the candidate that won in 1824: one of several from the Democratic-Republican Party
1820 electoral vote
John Quincy Adams
Gains Losses 1824 electoral vote
John Quincy Adams
1 Increase 83 84
Connecticut(8)
Delaware(1)*
Illinois(1)†
Louisiana(2)‡
Maryland(3)↑
Maine(9)
Massachusetts(15)
New Hampshire(7)↓
New York (26)#
Rhode Island(4)
Vermont(7)

Due to multiple candidates from the same party in the 1824 election (and the party being the only major party at the time), this chart only shows the electoral votes of the winning candidate, even though he did not receive a plurality of the electoral votes and the election was decided in the United States House of Representatives.
* Adams received only 1 of Delaware's 3 electoral votes in the 1824 election.
Adams received only 1 of Illinois's 3 electoral votes in the 1824 election.
Adams received only 2 of Louisiana's 5 electoral votes in the 1824 election.
Adams received only 3 of Maryland's 11 electoral votes in the 1824 election.
Adams received only 1 of New Hampshire's 8 electoral votes in 1820 and all 8 in 1824.

  1. Adams received only 26 of New York's 36 electoral votes in the 1824 election.

1828 vs. 1824

Results in 1828
Electoral votes of the candidate that won in 1828: candidate of the Democratic Party in 1828 and one of several from the Democratic-Republican Party in 1824
1824 electoral vote
Andrew Jackson
Gains Losses 1828 electoral vote
Andrew Jackson
99 Increase 89 Decrease 10 178
Georgia(9)
Illinois(1)*
Kentucky(14)
Louisiana(2)†
Maine(1)‡
Missouri(3)
New York(19)↑
Ohio(16)
Virginia(24)
Maryland(2)↓
New Jersey(8)

Due to multiple candidates from the same party in the 1824 election (and the party being the only major party at the time), this chart only shows the electoral votes changes of the winning candidate of 1828.
* Jackson received only 2 of Illinois's 3 electoral votes in the 1824 election.
Jackson received only 3 of Louisiana's 5 electoral votes in the 1824 election.
Jackson received only 1 of Maine's 9 electoral votes in the 1828 election.
Jackson received 1 of New York's 36 electoral votes in 1824 and 20 of 26 in 1828.
Jackson received 7 of Maryland's 11 electoral votes in 1824 and 5 of 11 in 1828.

1832 vs. 1828

Results in 1832
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1832: Democratic Party
1828 electoral vote
Andrew Jackson
Gain due to
reapportionment
1828 result
under the 1832
apportionment
Gains Losses 1832 electoral vote
Andrew Jackson
178 Increase 23 201 Increase 46 Decrease 28 219
Maine(9)*
New Hampshire(7)
New Jersey(8)
New York(22)†
Kentucky(15)
Maryland(2)‡
South Carolina(11)

* Jackson received 1 of Maine's 9 electoral votes in 1828 and all 10 in 1832.
Jackson received 20 of New York's 36 electoral votes in 1828 and all 42 in 1832.
Jackson received 5 of Maryland's 11 electoral votes in 1828 and 3 of 8 in 1832.

1836 vs. 1832

Results in 1836
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1836: Democratic Party
1832 electoral vote
Andrew Jackson
Gains Losses 1836 electoral vote
Martin Van Buren
219 Increase 18 Decrease 67 170
Arkansas(3)
Connecticut(8)
Michigan(3)
Rhode Island(4)
Georgia(11)
Indiana(9)
Maryland(3)*
New Jersey(8)
Ohio(21)
Tennessee(15)

* Jackson received only 3 of Maryland's 8 electoral votes in the 1832 election.

1840 vs. 1836

Results in 1840
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1840: Whig Party
1836 electoral vote
William Henry Harrison
Hugh Lawson White
Daniel Webster
Gains Losses 1840 electoral vote
William Henry Harrison
113 Increase 121 154
Connecticut(8)
Louisiana(5)
Maine(10)
Michigan(3)
Mississippi(4)
New York(42)
North Carolina(15)
Pennsylvania(30)
Rhode Island(4)

1844 vs. 1840

Results in 1844
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1844: Democratic Party
1840 electoral vote
Martin Van Buren
Gain due to
reapportionment
1840 result
under the 1844
apportionment
Gains Losses 1844 electoral vote
James Polk
60 Increase 0 60 Increase 110 170
Georgia(10)
Indiana(12)
Louisiana(6)
Maine(9)
Michigan(5)
Mississippi(6)
New York(36)
Pennsylvania(26)

1848 vs. 1844

Results in 1848
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1848: Whig Party
1844 electoral vote
Henry Clay
Gains Losses 1848 electoral vote
Zachary Taylor
105 Increase 81 Decrease 23 163
Georgia(10)
Florida(3)
Louisiana(6)
New York(36)
Pennsylvania(26)
Ohio(23)

1852 vs. 1848

Results in 1852
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1852: Democratic Party
1848 electoral vote
Lewis Cass
Gain due to
reapportionment
1848 result
under the 1852
apportionment
Gains Losses 1852 electoral vote
Franklin Pierce
127 Increase 4 131 Increase 123 254
California(4)
Connecticut(6)
Delaware(3)
Florida(3)
Georgia(10)
Louisiana(6)
Maryland(8)
New Jersey(7)
New York(35)
North Carolina(10)
Pennsylvania(27)
Rhode Island(4)

1856 vs. 1852

Results in 1856
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1856: Democratic Party
1852 electoral vote
Franklin Pierce
Gains Losses 1856 electoral vote
James Buchanan
254 Increase 24 Decrease 104 174
Kentucky(12)
Tennessee(12)
Connecticut(6)
Iowa(4)
Maine(8)
Maryland(8)
Michigan(6)
New Hampshire(5)
New York(35)
Ohio(23)
Rhode Island(4)
Wisconsin(5)

1860 vs. 1856

Results in 1860
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1860: Republican Party
1856 electoral vote
John Fremont
Gains Losses 1860 electoral vote
Abraham Lincoln
114 Increase 66 Steady 180
California(4)
Illinois(11)
Indiana(3)
Minnesota(4)
New Jersey(4)*
Oregon(3)
Pennsylvania(27)

* Lincoln received only 4 of New Jersey's 7 electoral votes in the 1860 election.

1864 vs. 1860

Results in 1864
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1864: Republican Party
1860 electoral vote
Abraham Lincoln
Gain due to
reapportionment
1860 result
under the 1864
apportionment
Gains Losses 1864 electoral vote
Abraham Lincoln
180 Increase 8 188 Increase 28 Decrease 4 212
Kansas(3)
Maryland(7)
Missouri(11)
Nevada(2)
West Virginia(5)
New Jersey(4)*

* Lincoln received only 4 of New Jersey's 7 electoral votes in 1860.

1868 vs. 1864

Results in 1868
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1868: Republican Party
1864 electoral vote
Abraham Lincoln
Gain due to
reapportionment
1864 result
under the 1868
apportionment
Gains Losses 1868 electoral vote
Ulysses S. Grant
212 Increase 1 213 Increase 44 Decrease 43 214
Alabama(8)
Arkansas(5)
Florida(3)
Nebraska(3)
North Carolina(9)
South Carolina(6)
Tennessee(10)
Maryland(7)
New York(33)
Oregon(3)

1872 vs. 1868

Results in 1872
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1868: Republican Party
1868 electoral vote
Ulysses S. Grant
Gain due to
reapportionment
1868 result
under the 1872
apportionment
Gains Losses 1872 electoral vote
Ulysses S. Grant
214 Increase 35 249 Increase 69 Decrease 32 286
Delaware(3)
Mississippi(8)
New Jersey(9)
New York(35)
Oregon(3)
Virginia(11)
Arkansas(5)
Missouri(15)
Tennessee(12)

1876 vs. 1872

Results in 1876
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1876: Republican Party
1872 electoral vote
Ulysses S. Grant
Gains Losses 1876 electoral vote
Rutherford B. Hayes
286 Increase 11 Decrease 118 185
Colorado(3)
Louisiana(8)
Alabama(10)
Arkansas(6)
Connecticut(6)
Delaware(3)
Indiana(15)
New Jersey(9)
New York(35)
North Carolina(10)
Virginia(11)
West Virginia(5)

1880 vs. 1876

Results in 1880
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1880: Republican Party
1876 electoral vote
Rutherford Hayes
Gains Losses 1880 electoral vote
James Garfield
185 Increase 56 Decrease 27 214
Connecticut(6)
Indiana(15)
New York(35)
California(5)*
Florida(4)
Louisiana(8)
South Carolina(7)
Nevada(3)

* Garfield received only 1 of California's 6 electoral votes in the 1880 election.

1884 vs. 1880

Results in 1884
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1884: Democratic Party
1880 electoral vote
Winfield Hancock
Gain due to
reapportionment
1880 result
under the 1884
apportionment
Gains Losses 1884 electoral vote
Grover Cleveland
155 Increase 15 170 Increase 57 Decrease 8 219
Connecticut(6)
Indiana(15)
New York(36)
California(5)*
Nevada(3)

* Hancock received only 5 of California's 6 electoral votes in 1880.

1888 vs. 1884

Results in 1888
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1888: Republican Party
1884 electoral vote
James G. Blaine
Gains Losses 1888 electoral vote
Benjamin Harrison
182 Increase 51 233
Indiana(15)
New York(36)

1892 vs. 1888

Results in 1892
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1888: Democratic Party
1888 electoral vote
Grover Cleveland
Gain due to
reapportionment
1888 result
under the 1892
apportionment
Gains Losses 1892 electoral vote
Grover Cleveland
168 Increase 7 175 Increase 102 277
California(8)*
Illinois(24)
Indiana(15)
Michigan(5)†
New York(36)
North Dakota(1)‡
Ohio(1)↑
Wisconsin(12)

* Cleveland received only 8 of California's 9 electoral votes in the 1892 election.
Cleveland received only 5 of Michigan's 14 electoral votes in the 1892 election.
Cleveland received only 1 of North Dakota's 3 electoral votes in the 1892 election.
Cleveland received only 1 of Ohio's 23 electoral votes in the 1892 election.

1896 vs. 1892

Results in 1896
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1896: Republican Party
1892 electoral vote
Benjamin Harrison
Gains Losses 1896 electoral vote
William McKinley
145 Increase 148 Decrease 22 271
California(7)*
Connecticut(6)
Delaware(3)
Illinois(24)
Indiana(15)
Kentucky(12)†
Maryland(8)
Michigan(5)‡
New Jersey(10)
New York(36)
North Dakota(2)↑
Ohio(1)↓
Oregon(1)#
West Virginia(6)
Wisconsin(12)
Montana(3)
Nebraska(8)
South Dakota(4)
Washington(4)
Wyoming(3)

* Harrison received 1 of California's 9 electoral votes in 1892 vs. McKinley's 8 of 9 in 1896.
McKinley received only 12 of Kentucky's 13 electoral votes in the 1896 election.
Harrison received only 9 of Michigan's 14 electoral votes in the 1892 election.
Harrison received only 1 of North Dakota's 3 electoral votes in the 1892 election.
Harrison received only 22 of Ohio's 23 electoral votes in the 1892 election.

  1. Harrison received only 3 of Oregon's 4 electoral votes in the 1892 election.

1900 vs. 1896

Results in 1900
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1900: Republican Party
1896 electoral vote
William McKinley
Gains Losses 1900 electoral vote
William McKinley
271 Increase 33 Decrease 12 292
California(1)*
Kansas(10)
Nebraska(8)
South Dakota(4)
Utah(3)
Washington(4)
Wyoming(3)
Kentucky(12)†

* McKinley received only 8 of California's 9 electoral votes in the 1896 election.
McKinley received only 12 of Kentucky's 13 electoral votes in the 1896 election.

1904 vs. 1900

Results in 1904
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1904: Republican Party
1900 electoral vote
William McKinley
Gain due to
reapportionment
1900 result
under the 1904
apportionment
Gains Losses 1904 electoral vote
Theodore Roosevelt
292 Increase 19 311 Increase 32 Decrease 7 336
Colorado(5)
Idaho(3)
Missouri(18)
Montana(3)
Nevada(3)
Maryland(7)*

* Theodore Roosevelt received only 1 of Maryland's 8 electoral votes in the 1904 election

1908 vs. 1904

Results in 1908
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1908: Republican Party
1904 electoral vote
Theodore Roosevelt
Gains Losses 1908 electoral vote
William Taft
336 Increase 1 Decrease 16 321
Maryland(1)* Colorado(5)
Nebraska(8)
Nevada(3)

* Taft received 2 of 8 Maryland electors in 1908 vs. Roosevelt's 1 of 8 in 1904

1912 vs. 1908

Results in 1912
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1912: Democratic Party
1908 electoral vote
William Jennings Bryan
Gain due to
reapportionment
1908 result
under the 1912
apportionment
Gains Losses 1912 electoral vote
Woodrow Wilson
162 Increase 10 172 Increase 263 435
California(2)*
Connecticut(7)
Delaware(3)
Idaho(4)
Illinois(29)
Indiana(15)
Iowa(13)
Kansas(10)
Maine(6)
Maryland(8)†
Massachusetts(18)
Missouri(18)
Montana(4)
New Hampshire(4)
New Jersey(14)
New York(45)
North Dakota(5)
Ohio(24)
Oregon(5)
Rhode Island(5)
West Virginia(8)
Wisconsin(13)
Wyoming(3)

* Wilson received only 2 of California's 13 electoral votes in the 1912 election

''Bryan received only 6 of Maryland's 8 electoral votes in the 1908 election

1916 vs. 1912

Results in 1916
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1916: Democratic Party
1912 electoral vote
Woodrow Wilson
Gains Losses 1916 electoral vote
Woodrow Wilson
435 Increase 22 Decrease 180 277
California(11)*
Utah(4)
Washington(7)
Connecticut(7)
Delaware(3)
Illinois(29)
Indiana(15)
Iowa(13)
Maine(6)
Massachusetts(18)
New Jersey(14)
New York(45)
Oregon(5)
Rhode Island(5)
West Virginia(7)†
Wisconsin(13)

* Wilson received only 2 out of California's 13 electoral votes in the 1912 election
Wilson received only 1 out of West Virginia's 8 electoral votes in the 1916 election

1920 vs. 1916

Results in 1920
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1920: Republican Party
1916 electoral vote
Charles Evans Hughes
Gains Losses 1920 electoral vote
Warren G. Harding
254 Increase 150 404
Arizona(3)
California(13)
Colorado(6)
Idaho(4)
Kansas(10)
Maryland(8)
Missouri(18)
Montana(4)
Nebraska(8)
Nevada(3)
New Hampshire(4)
New Mexico(3)
North Dakota(5)
Ohio(24)
Oklahoma(10)
Tennessee (12)
Utah(4)
Washington(7)
West Virginia(1)*
Wyoming(3)

* Hughes received only 7 out of West Virginia's 8 electoral votes in the 1916 election

1924 vs. 1920

Results in 1924
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1924: Republican Party
1920 electoral vote
Warren G. Harding
Gains Losses 1924 electoral vote
Calvin Coolidge
404 Increase 13 Decrease 35 382
Kentucky(13) Oklahoma(10)
Tennessee(12)
Wisconsin(12)

1928 vs. 1924

Results in 1928
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1928: Republican Party
1924 electoral vote
Calvin Coolidge
Gains Losses 1928 electoral vote
Herbert Hoover
382 Increase 85 Decrease 23 444
Florida(6)
North Carolina(12)
Oklahoma(10)
Tennessee(12)
Texas(20)
Virginia(12)
Wisconsin(13)
Massachusetts(18)
Rhode Island(5)

1932 vs. 1928

Results in 1932
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1932: Democratic Party
1928 electoral vote
Alfred E. Smith
Loss due to
reapportionment
1928 result
under the 1932
apportionment
Gains Losses 1932 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
87 Decrease 7 80 Increase 392 472
Arizona(3)
California(22)
Colorado(6)
Florida(7)
Idaho(4)
Illinois(29)
Indiana(14)
Iowa(11)
Kansas(9)
Kentucky(11)
Maryland(8)
Michigan(19)
Minnesota(11)
Missouri(15)
Montana(4)
Nebraska(7)
Nevada(3)
New Jersey(16)
New Mexico(3)
New York(47)
North Carolina(13)
North Dakota(4)
Ohio(26)
Oregon(5)
Oklahoma(11)
South Dakota(4)
Tennessee(11)
Texas(23)
Utah(4)
Virginia(11)
Washington(8)
West Virginia(8)
Wisconsin(12)
Wyoming(3)

1936 vs. 1932

Results in 1936
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1936: Democratic Party
1932 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gains Losses 1936 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
472 Increase 51 523
Connecticut(8)
Delaware(3)
New Hampshire(4)
Pennsylvania(36)

1940 vs. 1936

Results in 1940
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1940: Democratic Party
1936 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gains Losses 1940 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
523 Decrease 74 449
Colorado(6)
Indiana(14)
Iowa(11)
Kansas(9)
Michigan(19)
Nebraska(7)
North Dakota(4)
South Dakota(4)

1944 vs. 1940

Results in 1944
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1944: Democratic Party
1940 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gain due to
reapportionment
1940 result
under the 1944
apportionment
Gains Losses 1944 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
449 Increase 4 453 Increase 19 Decrease 40 432
Michigan(19) Ohio(25)
Wisconsin(12)
Wyoming(3)

1948 vs. 1944

Results in 1948
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1948: Democratic Party
1944 electoral vote
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Gains Losses 1948 electoral vote
Harry Truman
432 Increase 56 Decrease 185 303
Colorado(6)
Iowa(10)
Ohio(25)
Wisconsin(12)
Wyoming(3)
Alabama(11)
Connecticut(8)
Delaware(3)
Louisiana(10)
Maryland(8)
Michigan(19)
Mississippi(9)
New Hampshire(4)
New Jersey(16)
New York(47)
Oregon(6)
Pennsylvania(35)
South Carolina(8)
Tennessee(1)*

* Truman received only 11 out of Tennessee's 12 electoral votes

1952 vs. 1948

Results in 1952
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1952: Republican Party
1948 electoral vote
Thomas Dewey
Loss due to
reapportionment
1948 result
under the 1952
apportionment
Gains Losses 1952 electoral vote
Dwight Eisenhower
189 Decrease 3 186 Increase 256 442
Arizona(4)
California(32)
Colorado(6)
Florida(10)
Idaho(4)
Illinois(27)
Iowa(10)
Massachusetts(16)
Minnesota(11)
Missouri(13)
Montana(4)
Nevada(3)
New Mexico(4)
Ohio(25)
Oklahoma(8)
Rhode Island(4)
Tennessee(11)
Texas(24)
Utah(4)
Virginia(12)
Washington(9)
Wisconsin(12)
Wyoming(3)

1956 vs. 1952

Results in 1956
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1956: Republican Party
1952 electoral vote
Dwight Eisenhower
Gains Losses 1956 electoral vote
Dwight Eisenhower
442 Increase 28 Decrease 13 457
Kentucky(10)
Louisiana(10)
West Virginia(8)
Missouri(13)

1960 vs. 1956

Results in 1960
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1960: Democratic Party
1956 electoral vote
Adlai Stevenson
Gains Losses 1960 electoral vote
John F. Kennedy
73 Increase 243 Decrease 13 303
Connecticut (8)
Delaware(3)
Hawaii(3)
Illinois(27)
Louisiana(10)
Maryland(9)
Massachusetts(16)
Michigan(20)
Minnesota(11)
Nevada(3)
New Jersey(16)
New Mexico(4)
New York(45)
Pennsylvania(32)
Rhode Island(4)
Texas(24)
West Virginia(8)
Alabama(5)*
Mississippi(8)

* Kennedy received only 5 out of Alabama's 11 electoral votes

1964 vs. 1960

Results in 1964
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1964: Democratic Party
1960 electoral vote
John F. Kennedy
Loss due to
reapportionment
1960 result
under the 1964
apportionment
Gains Losses 1964 electoral vote
Lyndon B. Johnson
303 Decrease 9 294 Increase 227 Decrease 35 486
Alaska(3)
California (40)
Colorado (6)
District of Columbia (3)
Florida (14)
Idaho (4)
Indiana (13)
Iowa (9)
Kansas (7)
Kentucky (9)
Maine (4)
Montana (4)
Nebraska (5)
New Hampshire (4)
North Dakota (4)
Ohio (26)
Oklahoma (8)
Oregon(6)
South Dakota (4)
Tennessee (11)
Utah (4)
Vermont (3)
Virginia(12)
Washington (9)
Wisconsin(12)
Wyoming (3)
Alabama (5)*
Georgia (12)
Louisiana(10)
South Carolina (8)

* Kennedy received 5 electoral votes in 1960 of what would have been 10 electoral votes in 1964

1968 vs. 1964

Results in 1968
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1968: Republican Party
1964 electoral vote
Barry Goldwater
Gains Losses 1968 electoral vote
Richard Nixon
52 Increase 288 Decrease 39 301
Alaska(3)
California(40)
Colorado(6)
Delaware(3)
Florida(14)
Idaho(4)
Illinois(26)
Indiana(13)
Iowa(9)
Kansas(7)
Kentucky(9)
Missouri(12)
Montana(4)
Nebraska(5)
Nevada(3)
New Hampshire(4)
New Jersey(17)
New Mexico(4)
North Carolina(12)*
North Dakota(4)
Ohio(26)
Oklahoma(8)
Oregon(6)
South Dakota(4)
Tennessee(11)
Utah(4)
Vermont(3)
Virginia(12)
Wisconsin(12)
Wyoming(3)
Alabama(10)
Georgia(12)
Louisiana(10)
Mississippi(7)

* Faithless elector in 1968

1972 vs. 1968

Results in 1972
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1972: Republican Party
1968 electoral vote
Richard Nixon
Gain due to
reapportionment
1968 result
under the 1972
apportionment
Gains Losses 1972 electoral vote
Richard Nixon
301 Increase 5 306 Increase 215 Decrease 1 520
Alabama(9)
Arkansas(6)
Connecticut(8)
Georgia(12)
Hawaii(4)
Louisiana(10)
Maine(4)
Maryland(10)
Michigan(21)
Minnesota(10)
Mississippi(7)
New York(41)
North Carolina(1)*
Pennsylvania(27)
Rhode Island(4)
Texas(26)
Washington(9)
West Virginia(6)
Virginia(1)

* Faithless elector in 1968

Faithless elector in 1972

1976 vs. 1972

Results in 1976
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1976: Democratic Party
1972 electoral vote
George McGovern
Gains Losses 1976 electoral vote
Jimmy Carter
17 Increase 280 297
Alabama(9)
Arkansas(6)
Delaware(3)
Florida(17)
Georgia(12)
Hawaii(4)
Kentucky(9)
Louisiana(10)
Maryland(10)
Minnesota(10)
Mississippi(7)
Missouri(12)
New York(41)
North Carolina(13)
Ohio(25)
Pennsylvania(27)
Rhode Island(4)
South Carolina(8)
Tennessee(10)
Texas(26)
West Virginia(6)
Wisconsin(11)

1980 vs. 1976

Results in 1980
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1980: Republican Party
1976 electoral vote
Gerald Ford
Gains Losses 1980 electoral vote
Ronald Reagan
240 Increase 249 489
Alabama(9)
Arkansas(6)
California(1)*
Delaware(3)
Florida(17)
Kentucky(9)
Louisiana(10)
Massachusetts(14)
Mississippi(7)
Missouri(12)
New York(41)
North Carolina(13)
Ohio(25)
Pennsylvania(27)
South Carolina(8)
Tennessee(10)
Texas(26)
Wisconsin(11)

* Faithless elector in 1976

1984 vs. 1980

Results in 1984
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1984: Republican Party
1980 electoral vote
Ronald Reagan
Gain due to
reapportionment
1980 result
under the 1984
apportionment
Gains Losses 1984 electoral vote
Ronald Reagan
489 Steady 489 Increase 36 525
Georgia(12)
Hawaii(4)
Maryland(10)
Rhode Island(4)
West Virginia(6)

1988 vs. 1984

Results in 1988
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1988: Republican Party
1984 electoral vote
Ronald Reagan
Gains Losses 1988 electoral vote
George H. W. Bush
525 Decrease 99 426
Hawaii(4)
Iowa(8)
Massachusetts(13)
New York(36)
Oregon(7)
Rhode Island(4)
Washington(10)
West Virginia(6)
Wisconsin(11)

1992 vs. 1988

Results in 1992
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1992: Democratic Party
1988 electoral vote
Michael Dukakis
Loss due to
reapportionment
1988 result
under the 1992
apportionment
Gains Losses 1992 electoral vote
Bill Clinton
112 Decrease 5 107 Increase 263 370
Arkansas(6)
California(54)
Colorado(8)
Connecticut(8)
Delaware(3)
Georgia(13)
Illinois(22)
Kentucky(8)
Louisiana(9)
Maine(4)
Maryland(10)
Michigan(18)
Missouri(11)
Montana(3)
Nevada(4)
New Hampshire(4)
New Jersey(15)
New Mexico(5)
Ohio(21)
Pennsylvania(23)
Tennessee(11)
Vermont(3)

1996 vs. 1992

Results in 1996
Electoral votes of the party that won in 1996: Democratic Party
1992 electoral vote
Bill Clinton
Gains Losses 1996 electoral vote
Bill Clinton
370 Increase 33 Decrease 24 379
Arizona(8)
Florida(25)
Colorado(8)
Georgia(13)
Montana(3)

2000 vs. 1996

Results in 2000
Electoral votes of the party that won in 2000: Republican Party
1996 electoral vote
Bob Dole
Gains Losses 2000 electoral vote
George W. Bush
159 Increase 112 271
Arizona(8)
Arkansas(6)
Florida(25)
Kentucky(8)
Louisiana(9)
Missouri(11)
Nevada(4)
New Hampshire(4)
Ohio(21)
Tennessee(11)
West Virginia(5)

2004 vs. 2000

Results in 2004
Electoral votes of the party that won in 2004: Republican Party
2000 electoral vote
George W. Bush
Gain due to
reapportionment
2000 result
under the 2004
apportionment
Gains Losses 2004 electoral vote
George W. Bush
271 Increase 7 278 Increase 12 Decrease 4 286
Iowa(7)
New Mexico(5)
New Hampshire(4)

2008 vs. 2004

Results in 2008
Cartogram of results in 2004, 2008 and the swing between the two. Each square represents one electoral vote.

Electoral votes of the party that won in 2008: Democratic Party

2004 electoral vote
John Kerry
Gains Losses 2008 electoral vote
Barack Obama
252* Increase 113 365
Colorado(9)
Florida(27)
Indiana(11)
Iowa(7)
Nebraska(1)**
Nevada(5)
New Mexico(5)
North Carolina(15)
Ohio(20)
Virginia(13)

* Includes the faithless elector in 2004 who originally pledged to vote for Kerry but instead voted for his vice presidential running mate John Edwards

** Obama received 1 out of Nebraska's 5 total electoral votes

2012 vs. 2008

Results in 2012
Electoral votes of the party that won in 2012: Democratic Party
2008 electoral vote
Barack Obama
Gain due to
reapportionment
2012 result
under the 2008
apportionment
Gains Losses 2012 electoral vote
Barack Obama
365 Decrease 6 359 None Decrease 27 332
Indiana(11)
Nebraska(1)*
North Carolina(15)

* While Obama received 1 out of Nebraska's total electoral votes in 2008, he lost all of the state's votes in 2012

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