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Until the election of 1948, Texas ballots did not list the presidential candi­dates by name but instead listed the electors for each party. Since the individual electors’ vote totals varied slightly, given here is the highest vote received by any elector for a candidate.

Abbreviations: Rep., Republican; Dem., Democrat; Lib., Libertarian; UST, U.S. Taxpayers; NLP, Natural Law Party; Am., American; Soc., Socialist; Soc. W., Socialist Workers; Con., Conservative; Consti., Constitution; Proh., Prohibitionist; Chr. Nat., Christian National; Prog., Progressive; States R., States Rights; Am. First, America First; Com., Communist; Soc. Lab., Socialist Labor; Pop., Populist; Ind. League, Independent League; Nat. Dem., National Democrat; Un. Lab., Union Labor; Lab.-Ref., Labor-Reform; Consti. Union, Constitutional Union; Ind., Independent; W-I, write-in.

An asterisk (*) designates the winner of the national election.

In the 1860 vote that elected Abraham Lincoln president, electors for neither Lincoln nor Stephen Douglas were on the Texas ballot.

Texas did not take part in the 1864 and 1868 elections because of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

1896

William J. Bryan Dem. 284,298 53.98 %
William J. Bryan Pop. 76,926 14.61 %
William McKinley* Rep. 158,894 30.17 %
John McA. Palmer Nat. Dem. 4,853 0.92 %
Joshua Levering Proh. 1,722 0.33 %
Total vote   526,693  

 1892

Grover Cleveland* Dem. 239,148 56.61 %
James B. Weaver Pop. 99,688 23.60 %
Benjamin Harrison Rep. 77,478 18.34 %
John Bidwell Proh. 2,165 0.51 %
Others   3,968  
Total vote   422,477  

 1888

Grover Cleveland Dem. 234,883 65.70 %
Benjamin Harrison* Rep. 88,422 24.73 %
Alson J. Streeter Un. Lab. 29,459 8.24 %
Clinton B. Fisk Proh. 4,749 1.33 %
Total vote   357,513  

1884

Grover Cleveland* Dem. 225,309 69.26 %
James G. Blaine Rep. 93,141 28.63 %
John P. St. John Proh. 3,534 1.09 %
Benjamin F. Butler Greenback 3,321 1.02 %
Total vote   325,305  

1880

Winfield S. Hancock Dem. 156,428 64.71 %
James A. Garfield* Rep. 57,893 23.95 %
James B. Weaver Greenback 27,405 11.34 %
Total vote   241,726  

1876

Samuel J. Tilden Dem. 104,755 70.04 %
Rutherford B. Hayes* Rep. 44,800 29.96 %
Total vote   149,555  

1872

Horace Greeley Dem. 66,435 57.05 %
Ulysses S. Grant* Rep. 47,426 40.73 %
Charles O'Connor Lab.-Ref. 2,580 2.22 %
Total vote   116,441  

CIVIL WAR and RECONSTRUCTION

1860

John Breckinridge Dem. 47,887 75.51 %
John Bell Consti. Union 15,527 24.49 %
Total vote   63,414  

1856

James C. Buchanan* Dem. 32,460 67.72 %
Millard Fillmore Whig 15,472 32.28 %
Total vote   47,932  

1852

Franklin Pierce* Dem. 11,519 73.34 %
Winfield Scott Whig 4,187 26.66 %
Total vote   15,706  

1848

Lewis Cass Dem. 8,801 69.97 %
Zachary Taylor* Whig 3,777 30.03 %
Total vote   12,578