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Kentucky

Kentucky entered the Union in June 1792, the second state to join after the original 13 colonies. A border state, Kentucky remained in the Union during the Civil War, yet joined most other southern states in voting almost exclusively Democratic from that era through World War II. Since the 1950s, Kentucky has been reliably Republican, although its voters have been willing to vote Democratic when a southern governor has run – the state voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976 and for Bill Clinton in both 1992 and 1996. In 2016, Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton 63% to 33%.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Safe Trump
2020 Kentucky Polls

Recent Elections

2016
32.7% 62.5%
2012
37.8% 60.5%
2008
41.2% 57.4%
2004
39.7% 59.5%
2000
41.4% 56.5%

Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

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

Electoral College Votes

Federalist
Democratic-Republican
Democratic
National Republican
Whig
Constitutional Union
Republican

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

Gray indicates available electoral votes that were either not cast or cast for a candidate not on the ballot.