New Jersey

New Jersey, one of the 13 original colonies, joined the Union in December 1787 and has participated in all 59 presidential elections. Thanks to the density of its population, New Jersey has more electoral votes per square mile than any state except Rhode Island. Its 14 electoral votes make it a rich prize, although that number has dropped from 17 in the 1970s as the state's population growth, like much of the Northeast, has not kept pace with the rest of the country. New Jersey has gone Democratic in the last eight elections, after voting Republican in the previous six. Joe Biden won the state over Donald Trump by a margin of 57% to 41% in 2020.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
57.3% 41.4%
2016
55.5% 41.4%
2012
58.4% 40.6%
2008
57.3% 41.7%
2004
52.9% 46.2%
2000
56.1% 40.3%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
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1980
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1984
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1988
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1992
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1996
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2000
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2004
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2008
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2012
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2016
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2020
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Electoral College Votes

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Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Tap or hover to see names.

U.S. Senate Voting History

Class 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
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D
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Data: MIT Election Data and Science Lab / Harvard Dataverse through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

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

District 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014 2016 2018 2020 2022
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D
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R
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R
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R
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D
D
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D
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D
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Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.

Vertical lines before 1992, 2002, 2012, and 2022 show Census-related redistricting breakpoints. Geographic borders associated with district numbers may have changed.

Governor Voting History

1977
D
1981
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1985
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1989
D
1993
R
1997
R
2001
D
2005
D
2009
R
2013
R
2017
D
2021
D

Data: Wikipedia through 2018; 270toWin research. These are general election results for the years listed. Special elections, if any, are excluded.