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2010 Census Reapportionment: Utah saw the 3rd largest percentage growth in population over the past decade (about 24%). The state gained one electoral vote, giving it 6 through the 2020 presidential election.
Utah became a state in January 1896, the last 19th-century addition to the U.S. map. Utahans voted for Democrat Franklin Roosevelt four times (1932 through 1944) and for his successor Harry S. Truman in 1948. Aside from that period, the state has only voted for Democrats twice, the last time being in 1964. Like many other Rocky Mountain states, Utah is now solidly Republican. In 2012, Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama, by 72.8% to 24.8%. This is the largest margin of victory in any of the 50 states since Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale here by 74.5% to 24.7% in 1984.