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1912 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

The 1912 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose five representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1912 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

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Nominee Woodrow Wilson William Howard Taft Theodore Roosevelt
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Home state New Jersey Ohio New York
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Nicholas Murray Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Hiram Johnson
Electoral vote 5 0 0
Popular vote 30,412 27,703 16,878
Percentage 39.04% 35.56% 21.67%

President before election

William Howard Taft
Republican

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson
Democratic

Rhode Island was won by the Republican nominees, New Jersey Governor Woodrow Wilson and Indiana Governor Thomas R. Marshall. Wilson and Marshall defeated incumbent President William Howard Taft, and his running mate Vice President James S. Sherman and Progressive Party candidates, former President Theodore Roosevelt and his running mate California Governor Hiram Johnson.

Wilson won Rhode Island by a narrow margin of 3.48 percent, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate since Franklin Pierce in 1852 to win the state. Another Democratic candidate wouldn't win Rhode Island again until Al Smith won it in 1928.

Contents

ResultsEdit

1912 United States presidential election in Rhode Island[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey Thomas Riley Marshall of Indiana 30,412 39.04% 5 100.00%
Republican William Howard Taft of Ohio Nicholas Murray Butler of New York 27,703 35.56% 0 0.00%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt of New York Hiram Warren Johnson of California 16,878 21.67% 0 0.00%
Socialist Eugene Victor Debs of Indiana Emil Seidel of Wisconsin 2,049 2.63% 0 0.00%
Prohibition Eugene Wilder Chafin of Illinois Aaron Sherman Watkins of Ohio 616 0.79% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Arthur Elmer Reimer of Massachusetts August Gillhaus of New York 236 0.30% 0 0.00%
Total 77,894 100.00% 5 100.00%

Results by townEdit

Thomas Woodrow Wilson
Democratic
William Howard Taft
Republican
Theodore Roosevelt
Progressive
Eugene Victor Debs
Socialist
Eugene Wilder Chafin
Prohibition
Arthur Elmer Reimer
Socialist Labor
Margin Total votes cast[2]
Town # % # % # % # % # % # % # % #
Barrington 98 26.85% 131 35.89% 121 33.15% 3 0.82% 12 3.29% 0 0.00% 10[a] 2.74% 365
Bristol 589 40.79% 629 43.56% 203 14.06% 13 0.90% 9 0.62% 1 0.07% -40 -2.77% 1,444
Burrillville 596 39.06% 698 45.74% 187 12.25% 32 2.10% 5 0.33% 8 0.52% -102 -6.68% 1,526
Central Falls 919 36.51% 1,100 43.70% 427 16.96% 52 2.07% 16 0.64% 3 0.12% -181 -7.19% 2,517
Charlestown 40 17.62% 103 45.37% 64 28.19% 7 3.08% 10 4.41% 3 1.32% 39[a] 17.18% 227
Coventry 324 37.33% 398 45.85% 124 14.29% 5 0.58% 16 1.84% 1 0.12% -74 -8.53% 868
Cranston 1,282 34.08% 1,170 31.10% 1,164 30.94% 116 3.08% 24 0.64% 6 0.16% 112 2.98% 3,762
Cumberland 820 48.43% 635 37.51% 195 11.52% 34 2.01% 5 0.30% 4 0.24% 185 10.93% 1,693
East Greenwich 153 23.79% 267 41.52% 212 32.97% 3 0.47% 7 1.09% 1 0.16% 55[a] 8.55% 643
East Providence 1,003 37.18% 783 29.02% 825 30.58% 51 1.89% 27 1.00% 9 0.33% 178[b] 6.60% 2,698
Exeter 84 40.19% 95 45.45% 28 13.40% 0 0.00% 2 0.96% 0 0.00% -11 -5.26% 209
Foster 108 39.13% 127 46.01% 39 14.13% 1 0.36% 1 0.36% 0 0.00% -19 -6.88% 276
Glocester 128 33.33% 199 51.82% 50 13.02% 4 1.04% 3 0.78% 0 0.00% -71 -18.49% 384
Hopkinton 113 26.28% 224 52.09% 75 17.44% 0 0.00% 17 3.95% 1 0.23% -111 -25.81% 430
Jamestown 37 15.74% 109 46.38% 87 37.02% 0 0.00% 2 0.85% 0 0.00% 22[a] 9.36% 235
Johnston 136 17.55% 454 58.58% 135 17.42% 41 5.29% 6 0.77% 3 0.39% -318 -41.03% 775
Lincoln 511 37.63% 592 43.59% 169 12.44% 71 5.23% 8 0.59% 7 0.52% -81 -5.96% 1,358
Little Compton 53 24.54% 122 56.48% 37 17.13% 3 1.39% 1 0.46% 0 0.00% -69 -31.94% 216
Middletown 80 26.67% 137 45.67% 77 25.67% 1 0.33% 5 1.67% 0 0.00% -57 -19.00% 300
Narragansett 140 48.11% 117 40.21% 32 11.00% 1 0.34% 1 0.34% 0 0.00% 23 7.90% 291
New Shoreham 138 37.50% 208 56.52% 21 5.71% 0 0.00% 1 0.27% 0 0.00% -70 -19.02% 368
Newport 1,875 43.40% 1,463 33.87% 910 21.06% 42 0.97% 19 0.44% 11 0.25% 412 9.54% 4,320
North Kingstown 286 35.53% 359 44.60% 148 18.39% 1 0.12% 9 1.12% 2 0.25% -73 -9.07% 805
North Providence 245 27.87% 419 47.67% 170 19.34% 39 4.44% 3 0.34% 3 0.34% -174 -19.80% 879
North Smithfield 146 36.59% 190 47.62% 52 13.03% 5 1.25% 2 0.50% 4 1.00% -44 -11.03% 399
Pawtucket 3,081 34.50% 4,055 45.41% 1,405 15.73% 280 3.14% 79 0.88% 30 0.34% -974 -10.91% 8,930
Portsmouth 119 33.33% 157 43.98% 53 14.85% 2 0.56% 26 7.28% 0 0.00% -38 -10.64% 357
Providence 12,429 43.98% 6,924 24.50% 7,542 26.69% 1,080 3.82% 188 0.67% 99 0.35% 4,887[b] 17.29% 28,262
Richmond 97 32.23% 169 56.15% 24 7.97% 4 1.33% 6 1.99% 1 0.33% -72 -23.92% 301
Scituate 396 47.14% 325 38.69% 96 11.43% 2 0.24% 18 2.14% 3 0.36% 71 8.45% 840
Smithfield 139 33.99% 208 50.86% 52 12.71% 6 1.47% 3 0.73% 1 0.24% -69 -16.87% 409
South Kingstown 561 47.06% 472 39.60% 120 10.07% 19 1.59% 20 1.68% 0 0.00% 89 7.47% 1,192
Tiverton 185 27.45% 387 57.42% 94 13.95% 2 0.30% 5 0.74% 1 0.15% -202 -29.97% 674
Warren 390 44.02% 366 41.31% 113 12.75% 5 0.56% 6 0.68% 6 0.68% 24 2.71% 886
Warwick 1,542 38.88% 1,428 36.01% 935 23.58% 32 0.81% 20 0.50% 9 0.23% 114 2.87% 3,966
West Greenwich 11 10.78% 77 75.49% 13 12.75% 0 0.00% 1 0.98% 0 0.00% 64[a] 62.75% 102
Westerly 370 28.77% 590 45.88% 297 23.09% 7 0.54% 18 1.40% 4 0.31% -220 -17.11% 1,286
Woonsocket 1,188 32.10% 1,816 49.07% 582 15.73% 85 2.30% 15 0.41% 15 0.41% -628 -16.97% 3,701
Totals 30,412 39.04% 27,703 35.56% 16,878 21.67% 2,049 2.63% 616 0.79% 236 0.30% 2,709 !3.48% 77,894

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e In this town where Roosevelt ran ahead of Wilson, margin given is Taft vote minus Roosevelt vote and percentage margin is Taft percentage minus Roosevelt percentage.
  2. ^ a b In this town where Roosevelt ran ahead of Taft, margin given is Wilson vote minus Roosevelt vote and percentage margin is Wilson percentage minus Roosevelt percentage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1912 Presidential General Election Results - Rhode Island". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Rhode Island Board of Elections; Official Count of the Ballots Cast for Electors of President and Vice-President,… at the Election Tuesday, November 5, 1912