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Presidential Results in Johnson County, 1920-2012

Johnson County Percentages by Party, 1920-2012

Year

Democratic

Republican Other (combined)
1920 46.07% 52.15% 1.79%
1924 36.35% 43.91% 19.74%
1928 49.53% 50.27% 0.20%
1932 60.51% 37.87% 1.62%
1936 59.65% 38.18% 2.17%
1940 55.35% 44.23% 0.42%
1944 56.62% 42.93% 0.45%
1948 52.82% 43.79% 3.39%
1952 41.69% 58.04% 0.26%
1956 43.10% 56.84% 0.06%
1960 49.11% 50.80% 0.09%
1964 68.08% 31.73% 0.19%
1968 52.19% 43.88% 3.93%
1972 57.66% 40.92% 1.42%
1976 52.21% 41.57% 6.22%
1980 46.80% 31.73% 21.47%
1984 57.72% 41.46% 0.82%
1988 64.41% 34.61% 0.98%
1992 55.35% 27.12% 17.53%
1996 60.98% 29.31% 9.71%
2000 59.08% 33.92% 7.00%
2004 64.04% 34.72% 1.24%
2008 69.91% 28.40%

1.67%

2012 66.69% 31.19%

2.12%

Records prior to 1972 do not indicate presidential write-ins.


1920

Warren G. Harding (Rep) 5,696 52.15%
James Cox (Dem) 5,032 46.07%
Eugene Debs (Socialist) 136 1.25%
Parley Christiansen (Farmer-Labor) 27 0.25%
Aaron Watkins (Prohibition) 19 0.17%
William Cox (Socialist Labor) 13 0.12%

 

1924

Calvin Coolidge (Rep) 5,741 43.91%
John Davis (Dem) 4,752 36.35%
Robert LaFollette (Progressive) 2,553 19.53%
William Foster (Communist) 17 0.13%
Frank Johns (Socialist Labor) 10 0.08%

 

1928

Herbert Hoover (Rep) 7,288 50.27%
Al Smith (Dem) 7,181 49.53%
Norman Thomas (Socialist) 15 0.10%
Frank Webb (Farmer-Labor) 12 0.08%
Verne Reynolds (Socialist Labor) 2 0.01%
William Foster (Communist) 0 0.00%

Note: Foster appeared on the Iowa ballot and received 328 votes statewide, but our records indicate zero votes in Johnson County.

1932

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem) 8,764 60.51%
Herbert Hoover (Rep) 5,484 37.87%
Norman Thomas (Socialist) 194 1.34%
William Upshaw (Prohibition) 20 0.14%
Jacob Coxey (Farmer-Labor) 19 0.13%
William Foster (Communist) 2 0.01%

1936

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem) 8,794 59.65%
Alfred M. Landon (Rep) 5,629 38.18%
William Lemke (Union) 262 1.78%
Norman Thomas (Socialist) 27 0.18%
D. Leigh Colvin (Prohibition) 25 0.17%
Earl Browder (Communist) 5 0.03%
John Aiken (Socialist Labor) 1 0.01%

1940

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem) 9,017 55.35%
Wendell Willkie (Rep) 7,206 44.23%
Earl Browder (Communist) 30 0.18%
Roger Babson (Prohibition) 16 0.10%
Norman Thomas (Socialist) 13 0.08%
John Aiken (Socialist Labor) 9 0.06%

1944

Franklin D. Roosevelt (Dem) 8,434 56.62%
Thomas E. Dewey (Rep) 6,396 42.93%
Claude Watson (Prohibition) 35 0.23%
Norman Thomas (Socialist) 33 0.21%
Edward Teichert (Socialist Labor) 1 0.01%

1948

Harry S Truman (Dem) 8,611 52.82%
Thomas E. Dewey (Rep) 7.139 43.79%
Henry A. Wallace (Progressive) 359 2.20%
Norman Thomas (Socialist) 123 0.75%
Edward Teichert (Socialist Labor) 36 0.22%
Claude Watson (Prohibition) 33 0.20%
Farrell Dobbs (Socialist Workers) 2 0.01%

Note: Strom Thurmond (State's Rights Democratic Party or "Dixiecrat") won 39 electoral votes and four states, but did not appear on the Iowa ballot.

1952

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Rep) 11,231 58.04%
Adlai E. Stevenson (Dem) 8,067 41.69%
Vincent Hallinan (Progressive) 29 0.15%
Stuart Hamblen (Prohibition) 17 0.09%
Darlington Hoopes (Socialist) 3 0.02%
Eric Hass (Socialist Labor) 2 0.01%

1956

Dwight D. Eisenhower (Rep) 11,298 56.84%
Adlai E. Stevenson (Dem) 8,567 43.10%
T. Coleman Andrews (American Constitution) 11 0.06%

1960

Richard Nixon (Rep) 10,927 50.80%
John F. Kennedy (Dem) 10,563 49.11%
Farrell Dobbs (Farmer-Labor) 15 0.07%
Eric Hass (Soc. Labor) 3 0.01%

1964

Lyndon Johnson (Dem) 14,717 68.08%
Barry Goldwater (Rep) 6,860 31.73%
E. Harold Munn Sr. (Prohibition) 27 0.12%
Eric Hass (Soc. Labor) 9 0.04%
Clifton DeBerry (Soc. Workers) 5 0.02%

1968

Hubert Humphrey (Dem) 13,541 52.19%
Richard Nixon (Rep) 11,384 43.88%
George Wallace (American Independent) 736 2.84%
Eldridge Cleaver (Peace & Freedom) 180 0.69%
Fred Halstead (Soc. Work.) 63 0.24%
Henning Blomen (Soc. Labor) 29 0.11%
Kirby Hensley (Universal) 7 0.03%
Earle Munn (Prohibition) 4 0.02%

1972

George McGovern (Dem) 20,922 57.76%
Richard Nixon (Rep) 14,823 40.92%
John Schmitz (American) 360 0.99%
Gus Hall (Communist) 50 0.14%
Linda Jenness (Soc. Work.) 29 0.08%
Gabriel Green (Universal) 12 0.03%
Louis Fisher (Soc. Labor) 11 0.03%
scattered write in 15 0.04%

1976

Jimmy Carter (Dem) 20,208 52.21%
Gerald Ford (Rep) 16,090 41.57%
Eugene McCarthy (Nom. Pet.) 2,082 5.38%
Roger MacBride (Libertarian) 99 0.26%
Gus Hall (Communist) 90 0.23%
Thomas J. Anderson (American) 43 0.11%
Peter Camejo (Soc. Work.) 36 0.09%
Frank Zeidler (Socialist) 26 0.07%
Lyndon LaRouche (US Labor) 12 0.03%
Julius Levin (Soc. Labor) 6 0.02%
Scattered write in 13  

1980

Jimmy Carter (Dem) 20,122 46.80%
Ronald Reagan (Rep) 13,642 31.73%
John Anderson (Nom. Pet.) 8,101 18.84%
Ed Clark (Libertarian) 508 1.18%
Barry Commoner (Citizens) 403 0.94%
David McReynolds (Socialist) 111 0.26%
Gus Hall (Communist) 61 0.14%
Clifton DeBerry (Soc. Work.) 21 0.05%
Percy Greaves (American) 10 0.02%
Benjamin Bubar (Prohibition) 5 0.01%
Scattered write in 13

 

1984

Walter Mondale (Dem) 26,000 57.72%
Ronald Reagan (Rep) 18,677 41.46%
David Bergland (Libertarian) 127 0.28%
Lyndon LaRouche (Nom. Pet.) 54 0.12%
Mel Mason (Soc Workers) 24 0.05%
Gus Hall (Communist) 23 0.05%
Gerald Baker (Big Deal) 16 0.04%
Dennis Serrette (Alliance) 8 0.02%
Scattered Write-In 115

  

1988

Michael Dukakis (Dem) 28,759 64.41%
George H.W. Bush (Rep) 15,453 34.61%
Ron Paul (Libertarian) 149 0.33%
Willa Kenoyer (Socialist) 34 0.08%
Lenora Fulani (New Alliance) 33 0.07%
Lyndon LaRouche (Natl. Econ. Recovery) 22 0.05%
David Duke (Populist) 22 0.05%
James Warren (Soc Work) 15 0.03%
Ed Winn (Workers League) 6 0.01%
Scattered write-in 154  

1992

Bill Clinton (Dem) 28,656 55.35%
George H.W. Bush (Rep) 14,041 27.12%
Ross Perot (Nom. by Pet.) 8,625 16.66%
Andre Marrou (Libertarian) 100 0.19%
John Hagelin (Natural Law) 69 0.13%
Delbert Ehlers (Nom. by Pet.) 48 0.09%
James Warren (Soc Workers) 31 0.06%
Ron Daniels (New Tomorrow) 31 0.06%
Lenora Fulani (New Alliance) 30 0.06%
Jack Herer (Grassroots) 26 0.05%
Bo Gritz (Populist) 23 0.04%
Howard Phillips (Taxpayers) 10 0.02%
John Yiamouyiannis (Nom. Pet.) 5 0.01%
Lyndon Larouche (Ind. for Economic Recovery) 5 0.01%
Scattered write-in 74  

1996

Bill Clinton (Dem) 27,888 60.98%
Bob Dole (Rep) 13,402 29.31%
Ross Perot (Reform) 2,313 5.06%
Ralph Nader (Green) 1,491 3.26%
Harry Browne (Libertarian) 283 0.62%
John Hagelin (Natural Law) 199 0.44%
Howard Phillips (Taxpayers) 37 0.08%
James Harris (Soc Workers) 35 0.08%
Write-Ins 84 0.29%

2000

Al Gore (Dem) 31,174 59.08%
George W. Bush (Rep) 17,899 33.92%
Ralph Nader (IA Green) 3,248 6.16%
Harry Browne (Libertarian) 205 0.39%
Pat Buchanan (Reform) 103 0.20%
John Hagelin (Nom. Pet.) 50 0.09%
Howard Phillips (Constitution) 14 0.03%
David McReynolds (Socialist) 10 0.02%
James Harris (Soc. Work.) 5 0.01%
write in 61  
 

2004

John Kerry (Dem) 41,939 64.04%
George W. Bush (Rep) 22,740 34.72%
Ralph Nader (Nom. Pet.) 310 0.47%
Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) 220 0.34%
David Cobb (Green) 96 0.15%
James Harris (Soc. Work.) 91 0.14%
Michael Peroutka  (Constitution) 32 0.05%
Gary Van Auken (Nom. Pet.) 4 0.01%
Write-Ins 60   

2008

Barack Obama (Dem) 51,027 69.91%
John McCain (Rep) 20,732 28.40%
Ralph Nader (Peace & Freedom) 326 0.45%
Bob Barr (Libertarian) 287 0.39%
Chuck Baldwin  (Constitution) 128 0.18%
Cynthia McKinney (Green) 120 0.16%
Brian Moore (Socialist) 10 0.01%
James Harris (Soc. Work.) 9 0.01%
Gloria LaRiva (Socialism & Liberation) 4 0.00%
Write-Ins 346   

2012

Barack Obama (Dem) 50,666 66.69%
Mitt Romney (Rep) 23,698 31.19%
Gary Johnson (Libertarian) 846 1.11%
Jill Stein (Green) 333 0.44%
Virgil Goode (Constitution) 67 0.09%
Jerry Litzel (Nom. Pet.) 26 0.03%
James Harris (Soc. Work.) 11 0.01%
Gloria LaRiva (Socialism & Liberation) 10 0.01%
Write-Ins 320 0.42%

Elections prior to 1920

Prior to 1920, Iowa voters (men only, before the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote) cast votes for each individual presidential elector separately, rather than voting for a presidential candidate. Because some voters skipped some electors or split their tickets, vote totals for presidential elector candidates varied slightly.

For example, in 1916 Iowa voters cast ballots for two electors at large and for eleven separate congressional district electors. All voters in the state were able to vote for all 13 electors. In Johnson County, vote totals for the Democratic candidates for elector supporting Woodrow Wilson ranged from 3,623 to 3,650, and totals for Republican candidates for elector supporting Charles Evans Hughes were between 2,673 and 2,702.