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|United States presidential election, 1916|
|November 7, 1916|
|Nominee||Charles Evans Hughes||Woodrow Wilson|
|Home state||New York||Virginia|
|Running mate||Charles W. Fairbanks||Thomas R. Marshall|
|Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Hughes/Fairbanks, Blue denotes those won by Wilson/Marshall. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.|
The United States presidential election of 1916 was the 33rd quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1916. Incumbent President Woodrow Wilson, the Democratic candidate, was pitted against Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes, the Republican candidate. After a hard-fought contest, Hughes defeated Wilson by nearly 200,000 votes in the popular vote and secured a narrow majority in the Electoral College by winning the state of California.