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

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2020 Kentucky Polls

Recent Presidential 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%

Presidential 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. Tap 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.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018
1
2
D
R
R
R
R
R
3
D
D
R
R
R
R

Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse. These are general election results for the years listed.

There are three classes of Senators; one is up for election every second year. Each state has one Senator in two of the three classes.

U.S. House Voting History

District1982198419861988199019921994199619982000200220042006200820102012201420162018
1
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
2
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
3
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
D
D
D
4
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
5
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
6
R
R
R
R
R
D
D
D
R
R
R
D
D
D
D
R
R
R
R
7
D
D
D
D
D

Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002 and 2012 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

The state had an additional redistricting before 1996. Same caution about borders applies.

Governor Voting History

1975
D
1979
D
1983
D
1987
D
1991
D
1995
D
1999
D
2003
R
2007
D
2011
D
2015
R
2019
D

Data: Wikipedia. These are general election results for the years listed.