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Alaska

Alaska, the 49th state, entered the Union in January 1959, participating in its first presidential election in 1960. It had three electoral votes that year, and has maintained that number in the 14 subsequent elections through 2016. Alaska has voted reliably Republican, only voting Democratic for Lyndon Johnson’s rout of Barry Goldwater in 1964. The last two elections have seen Republican nominees Mitt Romney and Donald Trump win the state by just under 15%.

ELECTORAL VOTES

3

2020 ELECTION

Safe Trump

Recent Elections

2016
36.6% 51.3%
2012
40.8% 54.8%
2008
37.9% 59.4%
2004
35.6% 61.2%
2000
27.7% 58.6%

Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1972
R
1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
R
1996
R
2000
R
2004
R
2008
R
2012
R
2016
R

Electoral College Votes

Republican
Democratic

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names. 2020 electoral votes shown in dark green until after the election.