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1916 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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1916 United States presidential election in West Virginia

← 1912 November 7, 1916 1920 →
Governor Charles Evans Hughes.jpg
Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg
Nominee Charles E. Hughes Woodrow Wilson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York New Jersey
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 7 1
Popular vote 143,124 140,403
Percentage 49.38% 48.44%

West Virginia Presidential Election Results 1916.svg
County Results

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

The 1916 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 7, 1916, as part of the 1916 United States Presidential Election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose eight representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

West Virginia was won by the Republican nominee, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes of New York, and his running mate Senator Charles W. Fairbanks of Indiana. Hughes and Fairbanks defeated the Democratic nominees, incumbent Democratic President Woodrow Wilson and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall.

Hughes won the Mountain State by a very narrow margin of 0.94%. Despite Hughes' win in the state, that voters chose the eight electors individually gave Wilson one electoral vote. This was the first time a losing Republican presidential candidate would win the state and the only one until John McCain won West Virginia in 2008.


1916 United States presidential election in West Virginia[1]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican Charles Evans Hughes 143,124 49.38% 7
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 140,403 48.44% 1
Socialist Allan L. Benson 6,150 2.12% 0
Prohibition Frank Hanly 175 0.06% 0
Totals 289,852 100.00% 8


  1. ^ "1916 Presidential General Election Results - West Virginia". Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2013-08-02.

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