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Elections, President Results

Presidential Elections 1828-2016

Here are the results of presidential elections in Maine since 1824. Party abbreviations under “Other”: SL=Socialist Labor; C=Communist; SLC=Socialist Labor and Communist (totals combined); ND=National Democrat; IND=Independence; ST=Single Tax.

The various early “parties” came and went rather frequently in the nineteenth century.  Some were simply vehicles for individuals or specific causes.


Number Percent Number Percent John Adams Crawford Number Percent Other
1824 Democratic National Republican 10,289 81.50 2,336 18.50 Number Percent
1828 13,927 40.14 20,773 59.86 Anti-Masonic
1832 33,984 54.68 27,327 43.97 Whig 841 1.35
1836 22,900 60.04 Liberty 15,239 39.96
1840 46,190 49.67 186 0.20 46,612 50.13
1844 45,964 53.79 4,862 5.69 34,619 40.52 Free Soil
1848 40,138 45.85 35,279 40.30 12,124 13.85
1852 41,609 50.63 Republican 32,543 39.60 8,030 9.77
1856 39,080 35.60 67,379 61.37 3,325 3.03 Breckinridge Const. Union
1860 26,693 27.26 62,811 64.15 6,368 6.50 2,046 2.09
1864 47,736 39.78 72,278 60.22
1868 42,396 37.58 70,426 62.42
1872 29,087 32.14 61,422 67.86 Greenback
1876 49,914 42.71 66,300 56.73 662 0.57 Prohibition American
1880 65,171 45.28 74,056 51.45 4,480 3.11 93 0.06 142 0.10
1884 52,140 39.97 72,209 55.35 3,953 3.03 2,160 1.66 Union Labor
1888 50,481 39.36 73,734 57.49 Populist 2,691 2.10 1344 1.05 Other
1892 48,044 41.39 62,931 54.21 2,045 1.76 3,062 2.64 SL 336 .29
1896 34,587 29.65 80,461 68.98 1,589 1.36 Socialist ND1867 1.58
1900 36,823 34.83 65,435 61.89 2,585 2.45 878 0.83
1904 27648 28.79 64438 67.10 338 0.35 1,510 1.57 2,103 2.19
1908 35,403 33.51 66,987 63.41 T. Roosevelt 1,487 1.41 1,758 1.66 IND 701 .66
1912 51,113 33.72 48,495 31.99 48,495 31.99 946 0.62 2,541 1.68
1916 64,033 46.97 69,508 50.99 597 0.44 2,177 1.60
1920 58,961 29.85 136,355 69.03 LaFollette 1 0 2,214 1.12 ST 310 .16
1924 41,964 21.88 138,440 72.18 11,382 5.93 SL 406 .21
1928 81,179 30.96 179,923 68.63 1,068 0.41
1932 128,907 43.25 166,631 55.91 Union 2,489 0.84 SLC 417 .14
1936 126,333 41.58 168,823 55.56 7,581 2.49 334 0.11 783 0.26 SLC 386 .13
1940 156,478 48.83 163,951 51.17 C 411 .13
1944 140,631 47.50 155,434 52.50 H. Wallace SL 335 .11
1948 111,916 42.30 150,234 56.78 1,884 0.71 547 0.21 SL 206 .08
1952 118,806 33.79 232,353 66.08 332 0.09 138 0.04 SL 156 .04
1956 102,468 29.13 249,238 70.87
1960 181,159 42.95 240,608 57.05
1964 262,264 68.84 118,701 31.16 G. Wallace
1968 217,312 55.30 169,254 43.07 6,370 1.62
1972 160,584 38.51 256,458 61.49 E. McCarthy Ben Bubar
1976 232,279 48.09 236,320 48.93 10,874 2.25 3,495 0.72 John Anderson
1980 220,974 37.68 238,522 40.67 63,515 10.83 53,327 9.09 10,188 1.74
1984 214,515 38.78 336,500 60.83 2,129 0.38
1988 243,569 43.88 307,131 55.34 Perot/Reform Libertarian 4,335 0.78
1992 263,420 38.77 206,504 30.39 206,820 30.44 1,681 0.25 Greens 1,074 0.16
1996 312,788 52.82 186,378 31.47 85,970 14.52 2,996 0.51 1,579 0.27 2,486 0.42
2000 319,951 49.09 286,616 43.97 4,443 0.68 3,074 0.47 37,127 5.70 606 0.09
2004 396,842 53.57 330,201 44.58 1,963 0.3 2,936 0.40 8,808 1.19
2008 421,923 57.71 295,273 40.38 2,900 0.40 11,067 1.51
2012 401,306 52.14 292,276 37.98 9,352 1.22 8,119 1.05 11,760
2016 357,735 46.48 335,593 43.60 38,105 4.95 14,251 1.85 26,208

Additional resources
Maine. Department of Secretary of State. Bureau of Corporations and Elections. http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/results/index.html

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