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Connecticut's electoral votes in U.S. presidential elections 1789-2016

Connecticut was one of the original Thirteen Colonies of the United States, and has cast electoral votes all 58 U.S. presidential elections. In the first six contested elections, the Constitution State voted for the Federalist candidate, and since 1836, has voted for the Democratic Party twenty times, and the Republican Party on 23 occasions. Connecticut has always voted for a major party candidate, and has correctly voted for the winning candidate in 39 elections (although three of these were uncontested), giving a success rate of 67 percent. Connecticut has voted for the Democratic nominee in the seven most recent elections, and is expected to do so again in the 2020 election.

Electoral vote allocation

Connecticut's designated number of electoral votes has fluctuated in the past two centuries; peaking at nine votes in the early-1800s, before falling to six in the second half of the century. It rose again to eight votes throughout most of the twentieth century, but has been at seven since the 2004 election; Connecticut's number of electoral votes is expected to remain at seven in the 2024 election.

No Connecticuter candidates

Despite taking part in every U.S. presidential election, no Connecticuter has ever ascended to the presidency, or been a major party candidate in an election. George W. Bush is the only U.S. president to have been born in Connecticut, while his father was a student at Yale University; however the younger Bush considers himself a Texan, as he was raised and has lived the majority of his life there.

Number of electoral votes from Connecticut designated to each party's candidate in U.S. presidential elections from 1789 to 2016

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United States (Connecticut)

Survey time period

1789 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*Overall winner.

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