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1912 Presidential Election Interactive Map

266 electoral votes to win
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1912 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Woodrow Wilson Democratic 435 6,293,454
Theodore Roosevelt Progressive 88 4,119,207
William H. Taft (I) Republican 8 3,483,922
Eugene Debs Socialist 0 901,551

1912 Election Facts

  • Welcome: Arizona and New Mexico become states during this election cycle
  • Socialist Party candidate Eugene V. Debs received about 900,000 votes, but no Electoral Votes
  • Taft's 8 Electoral Votes fewest ever for an incumbent
  • California: Voters chose electors directly, with 11 pledged to Roosevelt (P) and two to Wilson (D) winning.
  • Issues of the Day: Trusts (Monopolies): The Standard Oil case of 1911; 16th Amendment (Federal Income Tax, ratified in 1913)