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Indiana's electoral votes in U.S. presidential elections 1816-2016

The state of Indiana has taken part in all U.S. presidential elections since 1816, and correctly voted for the winning candidate in 38 out of 51 elections, giving a success rate of 75 percent. Indiana's electors have always voted for a major party nominee; voting for the Whig nominee twice, the Democratic-Republican nominee three times, the Democratic Party's nominee 14 times, and the Republican Party's nominee 32 times. Since 1940, Indiana has voted for the Republican candidate in all but two elections, which were in 1964 and 2008; in the 2020 election, incumbent President Donald Trump is expected to win in Indiana comfortably.

Indiana natives

Indiana has been home to one U.S. president, as Benjamin Harrison moved there in his twenties before becoming a lawyer and entering the world of politics. No U.S. president has ever been born in Indiana, although incumbent Vice President Mike Pence was born and raised in the Hoosier State, and was Governor before becoming vice president, and FDR's opponent in the 1940 election, Wendell Wilkie, was also born there. Indiana native Pete Buttigieg made history in the most recent election cycle, by becoming the first openly gay person to launch a major presidential campaign and win a presidential primary or caucus; although he later dropped out of the race.

Electoral votes

Indiana was allocated just three electoral votes in its first few presidential elections; an influx of migrants saw the population grow rapidly in the next five decades, and the state had 15 electoral votes in elections between 1872 and 1928. Since the 1920s, Indiana's allocation of electoral votes has gradually decreased, falling to eleven in the four most recent elections, and it is expected to remain at eleven until the 2024 election.

Number of electoral votes from Indiana designated to each party's candidate in U.S. presidential elections from 1816 to 2016

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United States (Indiana)

Survey time period

1816 to 2016

Supplementary notes

*Overall winner.

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