Electoral College Table 1856-2004 by Tom McMahon

State 1856 1860 1864 1868 1872 1876 1880 1884 1888 1892 1896 1900 1904 1908 1912 1916 1920 1924 1928 1932 1936 1940 1944 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996 2000 2004 Margin EV's Ratio Elections Years Flip Year
Alabama -9 -9 0 8 10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -11 -11 -11 -11 T11 -11 -10 -5 10 T10 9 -9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 -152 9 16 17 68 2072
Alaska 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 30 3 10 11 44 2048
Arizona 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 -3 3 3 3 -3 -3 -3 -4 -4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 8 -8 8 10 58 10 5 6 24 2028
Arkansas -4 -4 0 5 0 -6 -6 -7 -7 -8 -8 -8 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -8 -8 -8 -6 T6 6 -6 6 6 6 -6 -6 6 6 -173 6 28 29 116 2120
California -4 4 5 5 6 6 -4 8 8 -7 7 9 10 10 -2 -13 13 13 13 -22 -22 -22 -25 -25 32 32 32 -40 40 45 45 45 47 47 -54 -54 -54 -55 79 55 1 2 8 2012
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 T4 -4 -4 5 -5 -6 -6 6 6 6 -6 -6 6 6 -6 6 6 6 -6 6 7 7 7 8 8 -8 8 8 9 76 9 8 9 36 2040
Connecticut 6 6 6 6 6 -6 6 -6 -6 -6 6 6 7 7 -7 7 7 7 7 8 -8 -8 -8 8 8 8 -8 -8 -8 8 8 8 8 8 -8 -8 -8 -7 52 7 7 8 32 2036
Delaware -3 -3 -3 -3 3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 3 3 3 3 -3 3 3 3 3 3 -3 -3 -3 3 3 3 -3 -3 3 3 -3 3 3 3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -6 3 2 3 12 2016
D. C. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -2 -3 -32 3 10 11 44 2048
Florida -3 -3 0 3 4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -5 -5 -6 -6 -6 -6 6 -7 -7 -7 -8 -8 10 10 10 -14 14 17 -17 17 21 21 25 -25 25 27 57 27 2 3 12 2016
Georgia -10 -10 0 -9 -11 -11 -11 -12 -12 -13 -13 -13 -13 -13 -14 -14 -14 -14 -14 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 12 T12 12 -12 -12 12 12 -13 13 13 15 -265 15 17 18 72 2076
Hawaii 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 -4 -4 4 -4 -4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -31 4 7 8 32 2036
Idaho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 T3 -3 -3 3 3 -4 -4 4 4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 4 4 4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 32 4 8 9 36 2040
Illinois -11 11 16 16 21 21 21 22 22 -24 24 24 27 27 -29 29 29 29 29 -29 -29 -29 -28 -28 27 27 -27 -26 26 26 26 26 24 24 -22 -22 -22 -21 227 21 10 11 44 2048
Indiana -13 13 13 13 15 -15 15 -15 15 -15 15 15 15 15 -15 15 15 15 15 -14 -14 14 13 13 13 13 13 -13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 11 292 11 26 27 108 2112
Iowa 4 4 8 8 11 11 11 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 -13 13 13 13 13 -11 -11 11 10 -10 10 10 10 -9 9 8 8 8 8 -8 -7 -7 -7 7 216 7 30 31 124 2128
Kansas 0 0 3 3 5 5 5 9 9 T10 -10 10 10 10 -10 -10 10 10 10 -9 -9 9 8 8 8 8 8 -7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 159 6 26 27 108 2112
Kentucky -12 T12 -11 -11 -12 -12 -12 -13 -13 -13 11 -13 -13 -13 -13 -13 -13 13 13 -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 -10 10 10 -9 9 9 -9 9 9 9 -8 -8 8 8 -168 8 21 22 88 2092
Louisiana -6 -6 0 -7 0 8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -9 -9 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 T10 -10 10 -10 10 T10 10 -10 10 10 10 -9 -9 9 9 -137 9 15 16 64 2068
Maine 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 -6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 -4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 147 4 36 37 148 2152
Maryland T8 -8 7 -7 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8 8 8 -6 -4 -8 -8 8 8 8 -8 -8 -8 -8 8 9 9 -9 -10 -10 10 -10 -10 10 10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -107 10 10 11 44 2048
Massachusetts 13 13 12 12 13 13 13 14 14 15 15 15 16 16 -18 18 18 18 -18 -17 -17 -17 -16 -16 16 16 -16 -14 -14 -14 -14 14 13 -13 -12 -12 -12 -12 55 12 4 5 20 2024
Michigan 6 6 8 8 11 11 11 13 13 4 14 14 14 14 T15 15 15 15 15 -19 -19 19 -19 19 20 20 -20 -21 -21 21 21 21 20 20 -18 -18 -18 -17 198 17 11 12 48 2052
Minnesota 0 4 4 4 5 5 5 7 7 9 9 9 11 11 T12 12 12 12 12 -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 11 11 -11 -10 -10 10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -9 5 9 0 1 4 2008
Mississippi -7 -7 0 0 8 -8 -8 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -10 -9 -9 -9 -9 T9 -8 -8 T8 7 T7 7 -7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 -134 6 22 23 92 2096
Missouri -9 T9 11 11 -15 -15 -15 -16 -16 -17 -17 -17 18 18 -18 -18 18 18 18 -15 -15 -15 -15 -15 13 -13 -13 -12 12 12 -12 12 11 11 -11 -11 11 11 -115 11 10 11 44 2048
Montana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -3 -3 3 3 -4 -4 4 4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 4 4 4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -3 3 3 3 25 3 8 9 36 2040
Nebraska 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 5 5 8 -8 8 8 -8 -8 -8 8 8 8 -7 -7 7 6 6 6 6 6 -5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 106 5 21 22 88 2092
Nevada 0 0 2 3 3 3 -3 3 3 T3 -3 -3 3 -3 -3 -3 3 3 3 -3 -3 -3 -3 -3 3 3 -3 -3 3 3 3 3 4 4 -4 -4 4 5 17 5 3 4 16 2020
New Hampshire 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -4 -4 4 4 4 4 -4 -4 -4 4 4 4 4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -4 -4 4 -4 87 4 21 22 88 2092
New Jersey -7 4 -7 -7 9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -10 10 10 12 12 -14 14 14 14 14 -16 -16 -16 -16 16 16 16 -16 -17 17 17 17 17 16 16 -15 -15 -15 -15 23 15 1 2 8 2012
New Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 -3 3 3 3 -3 -3 -3 -4 -4 4 4 -4 -4 4 4 4 4 5 5 -5 -5 -5 5 2 5 0 1 4 2008
New York 35 35 33 -33 35 -35 35 -36 36 -36 36 36 39 39 -45 45 45 45 45 -47 -47 -47 -47 47 45 45 -45 -43 -43 41 -41 41 36 -36 -33 -33 -33 -31 83 31 2 3 12 2016
North Carolina -10 -10 0 9 10 -10 -10 -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 12 -13 -13 -13 -14 -14 -14 -14 -14 -13 12 13 -13 13 13 13 14 14 14 15 -150 15 10 11 44 2048
North Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 4 4 -5 -5 5 5 5 -4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 62 3 20 21 84 2088
Ohio 23 23 21 21 22 22 22 23 23 21 23 23 23 23 -24 -24 24 24 24 -26 -26 -26 25 -25 25 25 25 -26 26 25 -25 25 23 23 -21 -21 21 20 404 20 20 21 84 2088
Oklahoma 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -7 -10 -10 10 -10 10 -11 -11 -11 -10 -10 8 8 7 -8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 24 7 3 4 16 2020
Oregon 0 3 3 -3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 -5 5 5 5 5 -5 -5 -5 -6 6 6 6 6 -6 6 6 6 6 7 -7 -7 -7 -7 -7 45 7 6 7 28 2032
Pennsylvania -27 27 26 26 29 29 29 30 30 32 32 32 34 34 T38 38 38 38 38 36 -36 -36 -35 35 32 32 -32 -29 -29 27 -27 27 25 25 -23 -23 -23 -21 440 21 20 21 84 2088
Rhode Island 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -5 5 5 5 -5 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 4 4 -4 -4 -4 4 -4 -4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 17 4 4 5 20 2024
South Carolina -8 -8 0 6 7 7 -7 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -9 -8 -8 -8 -8 T8 -8 -8 -8 8 8 8 -8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 -95 8 11 12 48 2052
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 -4 4 4 4 T5 5 5 5 5 -4 -4 4 4 4 4 4 4 -4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 78 3 26 27 108 2112
Tennessee -12 T12 0 10 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 12 -12 12 -11 -11 -11 -12 -11 11 11 11 -11 11 10 -10 10 11 11 -11 -11 11 11 -125 11 11 12 48 2052
Texas -4 -4 0 0 -8 -8 -8 -13 -13 -15 -15 -15 -18 -18 -20 -20 -20 -20 20 -23 -23 -23 -23 -23 24 24 -24 -25 -25 26 -26 26 29 29 32 32 32 34 -126 34 3 4 16 2020
Utah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 3 3 3 4 -4 4 4 4 -4 -4 -4 -4 -4 4 4 4 -4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5 52 5 10 11 44 2048
Vermont 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 -3 3 3 3 3 3 3 -3 -3 -3 -3 110 3 36 37 148 2152
Virginia -15 T15 0 0 11 -11 -11 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 -12 12 -11 -11 -11 -11 -11 12 12 12 -12 12 11 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 -54 13 4 5 20 2024
Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 -4 4 5 5 T7 -7 7 7 7 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8 9 9 9 -9 -9 9 8 9 10 -10 -11 -11 -11 -11 -21 11 1 2 8 2012
West Virginia 0 0 5 5 5 -5 -5 -6 -6 -6 6 6 7 7 -8 6 8 8 8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8 -8 8 -8 -7 -7 6 -6 -6 6 -5 -5 -5 5 5 -32 5 6 7 28 2032
Wisconsin 5 5 8 8 10 10 10 11 11 -12 12 12 13 13 -13 13 13 T13 13 -12 -12 -12 12 -12 12 12 12 -12 12 11 -11 11 11 -11 -11 -11 -11 -10 110 10 11 12 48 2052
Wyoming 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 -3 3 3 3 -3 -3 3 3 3 -3 -3 -3 3 -3 3 3 3 -3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 39 3 13 14 56 2060
Election Result -60 108 191 134 220 1 59 -37 65 -132 95 137 196 159 -427 -23 277 246 357 -413 -515 -367 -333 -114 353 384 -84 -434 110 503 -57 440 512 315 -202 -220 5 35 1484

Compiled by Tom McMahon July 7, 2007

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This table is the output of an Excel spreadsheet where I entered the Republican electoral votes as positive numbers, the Democratic electoral votes as negative numbers, and then added them all up. A negative number at the bottom of a column year indicates a Democratic victory, a positive a Republican victory. A negative number at the end of a row under the Margin column indicates how many more Democratic electors than Republican electors the state has sent to the Electoral College: these are the All-Time Blue States. Vice versa for a postive number, which indicates an All-Time Red State.

A third-party vote begins with a "T". This makes Excel regard it as a text field so it doesn't add it into the vote totals. In a few cases, a state's Electoral Vote was split. In those cases I simply took the net vote for either the Republican or Democrat. And here's what the columns on the right mean:

The "Flip Year" is simply the earliest election that a state could flip over to "the other side", assuming that it voted for the other party every election, and that it kept its 2004 Electoral Votes and didn't lose any via reapportionment.

Aside from the whole Red State-Blue State thing it's kind of fun to scan across the larger states to track their growth (and in some cases, decline).

The source data for this table came from Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.

And finally, if you like this sort of thing you might enjoy my Electoral College Quizes. I give you an Electoral College map, and you try to guess the election year.