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United States presidential election, 1916
November 7, 1916
484px-Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes Woodrow Wilson
Nominee Charles Evans Hughes Woodrow Wilson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York Virginia
Running mate Charles W. Fairbanks Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 268 263
States carried 19 29
Popular vote 9,027,317 8,879,024
Percentage 48.7% 47.9%
U.S. Electoral College 1916 (Carpe Diem)
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.
President before election
Woodrow Wilson

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.