North Dakota

North Dakota joined the Union in November 1889, one of four states admitted in the first part of that month, the busiest period of new-statehood creation in U.S. history. North Dakota has participated in 33 presidential elections, voting Republican in 27 of them, including all 14 since 1968. Of the five times it went “blue,” only 1916 (Woodrow Wilson’s second-term victory) was not a nationwide landslide for the Democratic candidate. (North Dakota's first election as a state was won by a 3rd party candidate). Today, North Dakota is a very safe state for the Republicans in presidential elections. In 2020, Donald Trump defeated Joe Biden by a 65% to 32% margin. The state’s population of about 673,000 is little changed from what it was in 1920. As a result, North Dakota is one of six states with the minimum three electoral votes.

ELECTORAL VOTES

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2020 ELECTION

Recent Presidential Elections

2020
31.8% 65.1%
2016
27.2% 63.0%
2012
38.7% 58.3%
2008
44.6% 53.3%
2004
35.5% 62.9%
2000
33.1% 60.7%
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Presidential Voting History

State voted with the overall winning candidate

1976
R
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
R
2012
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2016
R
2020
R

Electoral College Votes

Democratic
Republican
People's

Colored bars represent electoral votes by party. Hover to see names.

U.S. Senate Voting History

  Class 1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
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D
D
D
D
D
R
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3
D
D
D
D
R
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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

District1984198619881990199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020
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D
D
D
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Data: The Princeton Gerrymandering Project. These are general election results for the years listed.

Governor Voting History

1976
D
1980
R
1984
D
1988
D
1992
R
1996
R
2000
R
2004
R
2008
R
2012
R
2016
R
2020
R

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