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Share of U.S. presidential elections where each state voted for the winner 1900-2016

Ohio has been the most consistent "bellwether" state for U.S. presidential elections, voting for the winning candidate in all but two of the 30 elections between 1900 and 2016. This equates to Ohio being an indicator of the result in 93.33 percent of presidential elections over this period.

Share of presidential elections in the United States where states voted for the winning candidate from 1900 to 2016, by state

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United States

Survey time period

1900 to 2016

Supplementary notes

* Oklahoma participated in presidential elections from 1908 onwards, New Mexico from 1912 onwards, Alaska and Hawaii from 1960 onwards, and the District of Colombia from 1964 onwards.
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