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Presidential Election Results
Los Angeles County, 1852 - 2020

Presidential Elections in Los Angeles County

Presidential Elections - Los Angeles County

Year Leading Candidate in L.A. County Percent of Vote in L.A. County Chief Opponent Percent of Vote in L.A. County Percent of Vote to Others in L.A. County
2020 Joe Biden (D)* 71.0% Donald Trump (R) 26.9% 2.1%
2016 Hillary Clinton (D) 72.0% Donald Trump (R)* 22.5% 5.5%
2012 Barack Obama (D)* 69.3% Mitt Romney (R) 28.4% 2.3%
2008 Barack Obama (D)* 69.3% John McCain (R) 28.8% 1.9%
2004 John Kerry (D) 62.9% George W. Bush (R)* 35.9% 1.2%
2000 Al Gore (D) 63.6% George W. Bush (R)* 32.3% 4.1 %(1)
1996 Bill Clinton (D)* 59.3% Bob Dole (R) 31.0% 9.6%
1992 Bill Clinton (D)* 52.5% George H.W. Bush (R) 29.0% 18.4 %(2)
Year Leading Candidate in L.A. County Percent of Vote in L.A. County Chief Opponent Percent of Vote in L.A. County Percent of Vote to Others in L.A. County
1988 Michael Dukakis (D) 51.9% George H.W. Bush (R)* 46.9% 1.3%
1984 Ronald Reagan (R)* 54.5% Walter Mondale (D) 44.4% 1.2%
1980 Ronald Reagan (R)* 50.2% Jimmy Carter (D) 40.2% 9.7%
1976 Jimmy Carter (D)* 50.0% Gerald Ford (R) 48.1% 2.1%
1972 Richard Nixon (R)* 54.8% George McGovern (D) 42.0% 3.2%
1968 Richard Nixon (R)* 47.6% Hubert Humphrey (D) 46.0% 6.3%
1964 Lyndon Johnson (D)* 57.4% Barry Goldwater (R) 42.5% 0.1%
1960 John Kennedy (D)* 50.2% Richard Nixon (R) 49.4% 0.3%
Year Leading Candidate in L.A. County Percent of Vote in L.A. County Opponent Percent of Vote in L.A. County Percent of Vote to Others in L.A. County
1956 Dwight Eisenhower (R)* 55.4% Adlai Stevenson (D) 44.3% 0.3%
1952 Dwight Eisenhower (R)* 55.7% Adlai Stevenson (D) 43.2% 1.1%
1948 Harry Truman (D)* 47.0% Thomas Dewey (R) 46.5% 6.5%
1944 Franklin Roosevelt (D)* 56.8% Thomas Dewey (R) 42.7% 0.6%
1940 Franklin Roosevelt (D)* 58.1% Wendell Willkie (R) 40.6% 1.3%
1936 Franklin Roosevelt (D)* 67.0% Alf Landon (R) 31.6% 1.4%
1932 Franklin Roosevelt (D)* 57.2% Herbert Hoover (R) 38.6% 4.2%
1928 Herbert Hoover (R)* 69.3% Al Smith (D) 28.7% 2.0%
Year Leading Candidate in L.A. County Percent of Vote in L.A. County Opponent Percent of Vote in L.A. County Percent of Vote to Others in L.A. County
1924 Calvin Coolidge (R)* 65.5% Robert La Follette (M) 25.6% 27.1 %(3)
1920 Warren Harding (R)* 69.1% James Cox (D) 21.6% 9.3%
1916 Charles Huges (R) 50.6% Woodrow Wilson (D)* 42.6% 6.9%
1912 Theodore Roosevelt (R) 45.7% Woodrow Wilson (D)* 20.9% 13.0 %(4)
1908 William Taft (R)* 56.8% William Jennings Bryan (D) 30.2% 13.0%
1904 Theodore Roosevelt (R)* 66.5% Alton Parker (D) 20.5% 13.0%
1900 William McKinley (R)* 55.1% William Jennings Bryan (D) 37.8% 7.2%
1896 William McKinley (R)* 49.6% William Jennings Bryan (D) 47.1% 2.0%
Year Leading Candidate in L.A. County Percent of Vote in L.A. County Opponent Percent of Vote in L.A. County Percent of Vote to Others in L.A. County
1892 Benjamin Harrison (R) 44.9% Grover Cleveland (D)* 35.6% 19.5 %(5)
1888 Benjamin Harrison (R)* 54.6% Grover Cleveland (D) 40.0% 5.3%
1884 James Blaine (R) 51.7% Grover Cleveland (D)* 43.2% 5.1%
1880 James Garfield (R)* 47.9% Winfield Scott Hancock (D) 46.9% 0.0%
1876 Samuel Tilden (D) 54.3% Rutherford Hayes (R)* 45.7% 0.0%
1872 Ulysses Grant (R)* 51.1% Horace Greeley (LR) 47.8% 1.1%
1868 Horatio Seymor (D) 62.3% Ulysses Grant (R)* 37.7% 0.0%
1864 George McClellan (D) 57.3% Abraham Lincoln (R)* 42.7% 0.0%
Year Leading Candidate in L.A. County Percent of Vote in L.A. County Opponent Percent of Vote in L.A. County Percent of Vote to Others in L.A. County
1860 John Breckenridge (SD) 40.0% Stephen Douglas (D) 28.1% 31.9 %(6)
1856 James Buchanan (D)* 52.4% John Fremont (R) 37.8% 9.8%
1852 Franklin Pierce (D)* 53.6% Winfield Scott (W) 46.4% 0.0%

POLITICAL PARTIES: D Democrat; LR Liberal Republican; M Multiple (Progressive, Socialist, Farmer-Labor); PS Progressive Socialist; R Republican; S Socialist; SD Southern Democrat; W Whig

* National winner.
1) In the 2000 election, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader received 3.1% of the county vote.
2) In the 1992 election, independent candidate Ross Perot received 17.7% of L.A. County’s vote.
3) In the 1924 election, Democrat Party candidate John Davis received 7.3% of L.A. County's vote.
4) In the 1912 election, Socialist Party candidate Eugene Debs received 12.0% of L.A. County vote.
5) In the 1892 election, Populist Party candidate James Weaver received 13.6% of L.A. County's vote.
6) In the 1860 election, Republican Party candidate Abraham Lincoln received 20.3% of L.A. County's vote. He won the White House.



George H.W. Bush and Family, 1947
Also see: U.S. Presidents Who Lived Among Us.