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1912 United States presidential election in Texas

The 1912 United States presidential election in Texas took place on November 5, 1912, as part of the 1912 United States presidential election. Texas voters chose twenty representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1912 United States presidential election in Texas

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  Woodrow Wilson-H&E.jpg William Howard Taft - Harris and Ewing.jpg
Nominee Woodrow Wilson William Howard Taft
Party Democratic Republican
Home state New Jersey Ohio
Running mate Thomas R. Marshall Nicholas M. Butler
(replacing James S. Sherman)
Electoral vote 20 0
Popular vote 219,489 28,530
Percentage 72.73% 9.45%

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Nominee Theodore Roosevelt Eugene V. Debs
Party Progressive Socialist
Home state New York Indiana
Running mate Hiram Johnson Emil Seidel
Electoral vote 0 0
Popular vote 26,745 24,896
Percentage 8.86% 8.25%

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County Map

President before election

William Howard Taft

Elected President

Woodrow Wilson

Texas was won by Princeton University President Woodrow Wilson (DVirginia), running with governor of Indiana Thomas R. Marshall, with 72.73% of the popular vote, against the 27th president of the United States William Howard Taft (ROhio), running with Columbia University President Nicholas Murray Butler, with 9.45% of the popular vote, the 26th president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (PNew York), running with governor of California Hiram Johnson, with 8.86% of the popular vote and the five-time candidate of the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States Eugene V. Debs (SIndiana), running with the first Socialist mayor of a major city in the United States Emil Seidel, with 8.25% of the popular vote.[1] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Webb County voted Republican.


1912 United States presidential election in Texas[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Woodrow Wilson 219,489 72.73%
Republican William Howard Taft 28,530 9.45%
Progressive Theodore Roosevelt 26,745 8.86%
Socialist Eugene V. Debs 24,896 8.25%
Prohibition Stuart Hamblen 1,698 0.56%
Socialist Labor Arthur Reimer 420 0.14%
Total votes 42,296 100%


  1. ^ a b "1912 Presidential Election Results Texas".