Montana

Montana gained statehood in November 1889, just six days after both Dakotas and three days before Washington, in the busiest period for new statehood in U.S. history. Montana has been reliably Republican in recent presidential elections, having voted for only two Democrats since 1952. Interestingly, prior to 1952, the state had voted gone Democratic five times in a row – four times for Franklin Roosevelt and then for Harry Truman. Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by over 20 points here in 2016. Montana is one of seven states with the minimum three electoral votes.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Likely Trump
2020 Montana Polls

Recent Presidential Elections

2016
35.8% 56.2%
2012
41.7% 55.4%
2008
47.3% 49.5%
2004
38.6% 59.1%
2000
33.4% 58.4%

Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1972
R
1976
R
1980
R
1984
R
1988
R
1992
D
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.

U.S. Senate Voting History

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

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
D
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
R
2
R
R
R
R
R

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

The vertical line before 1992 shows a Census-related redistricting breakpoint. After this, the state had a single at-large district.

The state had an additional redistricting before 1984, modifying the geographic borders of each district.

Governor Voting History

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

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