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United States presidential elections in South Dakota

Presidential elections in South Dakota
Map of the United States with South Dakota highlighted
No. of elections32
Voted Democratic4
Voted Republican27
Voted other1[a]
Voted for winning candidate18
Voted for losing candidate14

Following is a table of United States presidential elections in South Dakota, ordered by year. Since its admission to statehood in 1889, South Dakota has participated in every U.S. presidential election.

Winners of the state are in bold.

Year Winner (nationally) Votes Percent Loser (nationally) Votes Percent Other national
candidates[b]
Votes Percent Electoral
Votes
Notes
2016 Donald Trump 227,721 61.53 Hillary Clinton 117,458 31.74 - 3
2012 Barack Obama 145,039 39.87 Mitt Romney 210,610 57.89 - 3
2008 Barack Obama 170,924 44.75 John McCain 203,054 53.16 - 3
2004 George W. Bush 232,584 59.91 John Kerry 149,244 38.44 - 3
2000 George W. Bush 190,700 60.30 Al Gore 118,804 37.56 - 3
1996 Bill Clinton 139,333 43.03 Bob Dole 150,543 46.49 Ross Perot 31,250 9.65 3
1992 Bill Clinton 124,888 37.14 George H. W. Bush 136,718 40.66 Ross Perot 73,295 21.80 3
1988 George H. W. Bush 165,415 52.85 Michael Dukakis 145,560 46.51 - 3
1984 Ronald Reagan 200,267 63.00 Walter Mondale 116,113 36.53 - 3
1980 Ronald Reagan 198,343 60.53 Jimmy Carter 103,855 31.69 John B. Anderson 21,431 6.54 4
1976 Jimmy Carter 147,068 48.91 Gerald Ford 151,505 50.39 - 4
1972 Richard Nixon 166,476 54.15 George McGovern 139,945 45.52 - 4
1968 Richard Nixon 149,841 53.27 Hubert Humphrey 118,023 41.96 George Wallace 13,400 4.76 4
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson 163,010 55.61 Barry Goldwater 130,108 44.39 - 4
1960 John F. Kennedy 128,070 41.79 Richard Nixon 178,417 58.21 - 4
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower 171,569 58.39 Adlai Stevenson II 122,288 41.61 T. Coleman Andrews/
Unpledged Electors[c]
- 4
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower 203,857 69.27 Adlai Stevenson II 90,426 30.73 - 4
1948 Harry S. Truman 117,653 47.04 Thomas E. Dewey 129,651 51.84 Strom Thurmond - 4
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt 96,711 41.67 Thomas E. Dewey 135,365 58.33 - 4
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt 131,362 42.59 Wendell Willkie 177,065 57.41 - 4
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt 160,137 54.02 Alf Landon 125,977 42.49 - 4
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt 183,515 63.62 Herbert Hoover 99,212 34.40 - 4
1928 Herbert Hoover 157,603 60.18 Al Smith 102,660 39.20 - 5
1924 Calvin Coolidge 101,299 49.69 John W. Davis 27,214 13.35 Robert M. La Follette Sr. 75,355 36.96 5
1920 Warren G. Harding 110,692 60.74 James M. Cox 35,938 19.72 Parley P. Christensen 34,707 19.04 5
1916 Woodrow Wilson 59,191 45.91 Charles E. Hughes 64,217 49.80 - 5
1912 Woodrow Wilson 48,942 42.07 Theodore Roosevelt 58,811 50.56 William H. Taft - - 5
1908 William H. Taft 67,536 58.84 William Jennings Bryan 40,266 35.08 - 4
1904 Theodore Roosevelt 72,083 71.09 Alton B. Parker 21,969 21.67 - 4
1900 William McKinley 54,530 56.73 William Jennings Bryan 39,544 41.14 - 4
1896 William McKinley 41,042 49.48 William Jennings Bryan 41,225 49.70 - 4
1892 Grover Cleveland 9,081 12.88 Benjamin Harrison 34,888 49.48 James B. Weaver 26,544 37.64 4

Notes

  1. ^ Theodore Roosevelt, 1912.
  2. ^ For purposes of these lists, other national candidates are defined as those who won at least one electoral vote, or won at least ten percent of the vote in multiple states.
  3. ^ Was allied with a slate of unpledged electors in Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina