1912 Presidential Election Interactive Map

266 electoral votes to win

Change history with the 1912 presidential election interactive map.

Update a state winner by clicking it to rotate through candidates. Alternately, select a candidate color in the Map Color Palette, then select states to apply. Use the edit button in the Palette to update candidate information.

Split electoral vote states - if any - are not interactive. Use the table below the map to make changes.

For full details, see the user guide.

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Split Electoral Votes

States shown here did not allocate all their available electoral votes to one candidate. The historical split can be edited in this table. You can also use the drop down menu to split other states.

Removing the split () will set the state to undecided and make it interactive on the map.

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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)