1920 United States presidential election

34th quadrennial U.S. presidential election

The 1920 United States presidential election was the 34th election in the history of the United States. It occurred on November 2, 1920. This election was between Governor of Ohio James M. Cox and U.S Senator from Ohio Warren G. Harding. Harding won the election by 404 electoral votes. James M. Cox got only 127 electoral votes.

1920 United States presidential election

← 1916 November 2, 1920 1924 →

531 members of the Electoral College
266 electoral votes needed to win
Turnout49.2%[1] Decrease 12.6 pp
Nominee Warren G. Harding James M. Cox
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Ohio Ohio
Running mate Calvin Coolidge Franklin D. Roosevelt
Electoral vote 404 127
States carried 37 11
Popular vote 16,144,093 9,139,661
Percentage 60.4% 34.1%

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Harding/Coolidge, blue denotes those won by Cox/Roosevelt. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.

President before election

Woodrow Wilson

Elected President

Warren G. Harding

This election would be historic as almost every candidate would later serve as President, as Harding served from 1921-1923, Coolidge from 1923-1929, and Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1945.

Candidates change

Republican Party change

Democratic Party change

References change

  1. "National General Election VEP Turnout Rates, 1789-Present". United States Election Project. CQ Press.