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United States presidential election in Virginia, 1920

United States presidential election in Virginia, 1920

November 2, 1920

Nominee James M. Cox Warren G. Harding
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Ohio Ohio
Running mate Franklin D. Roosevelt Calvin Coolidge
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 141,670 87,456
Percentage 61.32% 37.85%

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Warren G. Harding

The 1920 United States presidential election in Virginia took place on November 2, 1920 throughout the 48 contiguous states. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. This was also the first presidential election after the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted women the right to vote throughout the United States, including Virginia.

Virginia voted for the Democratic nominee, former Ohio Governor James M. Cox, over the Republican nominee, Ohio Senator Warren G. Harding. Harding ultimately won the national election with 60.32% of the vote.


United States presidential election in Virginia, 1920[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic James M. Cox 141,670 61.32% 12
Republican Warren G. Harding 87,456 37.85% 0
Prohibition Aaron S. Watkins 857 0.37% 0
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 807 0.35% 0
Farmer-Labor Parley P. Christensen 243 0.11% 0
Totals 231,033 100.00% 12


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