History Quiz / Electoral Votes: Gains By Party

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Can you name which party, either (D)emocrat or (R)epublican, has increased its electoral vote count from the preceding election?

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Year: DemocratIncrease? D or R (* is correct)Republican
1856: James BuchananJohn C. Fremont
1860: Breckenridge (South) and Douglas (North)Abraham Lincoln
1864: George B. McClellanAbraham Lincoln
1868: Horatio SeymourUlysses S. Grant
1872: 4 candidatesUlysses S. Grant
1876: Samuel J. TildenRutherford B. Hayes
1880: Winfield Scott HancockJames A. Garfield
1884: Grover ClevelandJames G. Blaine
1888: Grover ClevelandBenjamin Harrison
1892: Grover ClevelandBenjamin Harrison
1896: William Jennings BryanWilliam McKinley
1900: William Jennings BryanWilliam McKinley
1904: Alton B. ParkerTheodore Roosevelt
1908: William Jennings BryanWilliam Howard Taft
1912: Woodrow WilsonWilliam Howard Taft
1916: Woodrow WilsonCharles Evans Hughes
1920: James M. CoxWarren G. Harding
1924: John W. DavisCalvin Coolidge
1928: Al SmithHerbert Hoover
1932: Franklin D. RooseveltHerbert Hoover
1936: Franklin D. RooseveltAlf Landon
Year: DemocratIncrease? D or R (* is correct)Republican
1940: Franklin D. RooseveltWendell Wilkie
1944: Franklin D. RooseveltThomas E. Dewey
1948: Harry S TrumanThomas E. Dewey
1952: Adlai StevensonDwight D. Eisenhower
1956: Adlai StevensonDwight D. Eisenhower
1960: John F. KennedyRichard Nixon
1964: Lyndon B. JohnsonBarry Goldwater
1968: Hubert HumphreyRichard Nixon
1972: George McGovernRichard Nixon
1976: Jimmy CarterGerald Ford
1980: Jimmy CarterRonald Reagan
1984: Walter MondaleRonald Reagan
1988: Michael DukakisGeorge H.W. Bush
1992: Bill ClintonGeorge H.W. Bush
1996: Bill ClintonBob Dole
2000: Al GoreGeorge W. Bush
2004: John KerryGeorge W. Bush
2008: Barack ObamaJohn McCain
2012: Barack ObamaMitt Romney
2016: Hillary ClintonDonald Trump

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