Between 1912 and 2016 in the state of South Dakota there have been 27 elections of which: 3 have been won by Democrats, 23 won by Republicans, and 1 won by "other parties".

Year Electoral Presidential Candidate Votes Population Votes Turnout Winner
1912 5
O Theodore Roosevelt (NY) 58,811 5 Electoral Votes
O Eugene V. Debs (IN) 4,662
O Arthur E. Reimer (MA)
D Woodrow Wilson (NJ) 48,942
R William Howard Taft (OH)
O Eugene W. Chafin (IL) 3,910
588,494 116,325 19.77% O
1916 5
D Woodrow Wilson (NJ) 59,191
O Allan L. Benson (NY) 3,760
O Arthur E. Reimer (MA)
R Charles Evans Hughes (NY) 64,217 5 Electoral Votes
O Frank Hanly (IN) 1,774
597,705 128,942 21.57% R
1920 5
R Warren G. Harding (OH) 110,692 5 Electoral Votes
O Eugene V. Debs (IN)
O Aaron S. Watkins (IN) 900
O Other (XX)
D James M. Cox (OH) 35,938
O Parley P. Christensen (IL) 34,707
O James E. Ferguson (TX)
636,547 182,237 28.63% R
1924 5
R Calvin Coolidge (MA) 101,299 5 Electoral Votes
O Robert M. La Follette (WI) 75,355
O William Z. Foster (MA)
D John W. Davis (WV) 27,214
O Herman P. Faris (MO)
O Other (XX)
646,016 203,868 31.56% R
1928 5
D Al Smith (NY) 102,660
O William Z. Foster (IL) 232
R Herbert Hoover (CA) 157,603 5 Electoral Votes
O Norman Thomas (NY) 443
O Verne L. Reynolds (MI)
655,485 260,938 39.81% R
1932 4
R Herbert Hoover (CA) 99,212
O Other (XX) 4,160
D Franklin D. Roosevelt (NY) 183,515 4 Electoral Votes
O Norman Thomas (NY) 1,551
706,706 288,438 40.81% D
1936 4
O William Lemke (ND) 10,338
O Earl Browder (KS)
R Alfred Landon (KS) 125,977
O Norman Thomas (NY)
D Franklin D. Roosevelt (NY) 160,137 4 Electoral Votes
734,420 296,452 40.37% D
1940 4
R Wendell Willkie (NY) 177,065 4 Electoral Votes
O Other (XX)
D Franklin D. Roosevelt (NY) 131,362
O Norman Thomas (NY)
642,961 308,427 47.97% R
1944 4
R Thomas E. Dewey (NY) 135,365 4 Electoral Votes
O Norman Thomas (NY)
D Franklin D. Roosevelt (NY) 96,711
O Texas Regulars (TX)
O Other (XX)
668,679 232,076 34.71% R
1948 4
O Other (XX)
D Harry S. Truman (MO) 117,653
O Strom Thurmond (SC)
O Norman Thomas (NY)
R Thomas E. Dewey (NY) 129,651 4 Electoral Votes
O Henry A. Wallace (IA) 2,801
694,398 250,105 36.02% R
1952 4
D Adlai Stevenson (IL) 90,426
O Stuart Hamblen (TX)
R Dwight D. Eisenhower (NY) 203,857 4 Electoral Votes
O Vincent Hallinan (CA)
O Eric Hass (NY)
665,795 294,283 44.2% R
1956 4
R Dwight D. Eisenhower (NY) 171,569 4 Electoral Votes
O Other (XX)
D Adlai Stevenson (IL) 122,288
O Eric Hass (NY)
691,904 293,857 42.47% R
1960 4
D John Fitzgerald Kennedy (MA) 128,070
O Other (XX)
R Richard Milhous Nixon (CA) 178,417 4 Electoral Votes
O Eric Hass (NY)
680,514 306,487 45.04% R
1964 4
R Barry Morris Goldwater (AZ) 130,108
O Eric Hass (NY)
D Lyndon Baines Johnson (TX) 163,010 4 Electoral Votes
O Other (XX)
707,734 293,118 41.42% D
1968 4
D Hubert Horatio Humphrey (MN) 118,023
R Richard Milhous Nixon (CA) 149,841 4 Electoral Votes
O George Corley Wallace (AL) 13,400
734,955 281,264 38.27% R
1972 4
R Richard Milhous Nixon (CA) 166,476 4 Electoral Votes
O John G. Schmitz (CA)
D George Stanley McGovern (SD) 139,945
O Linda Jenness (GA)
678,817 306,421 45.14% R
1976 4
D James Earl Carter, Jr. (GA) 147,068
O Eugene McCarthy (MN)
R Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (MI) 151,505 4 Electoral Votes
O Roger MacBride (VT) 1,619
705,438 300,192 42.55% R
1980 4
O Ed Clark (CA) 3,824
R Ronald Wilson Reagan (CA) 198,343 4 Electoral Votes
O John Bayard Anderson (IL) 21,431
D James Earl Carter, Jr. (GA) 103,855
690,768 327,453 47.4% R
1984 3
D Walter Frederick Mondale (MN) 116,113
R Ronald Wilson Reagan (CA) 200,267 3 Electoral Votes
O David Bergland (CA)
718,399 316,380 44.04% R
1988 3
R George Herbert Walker Bush (TX) 165,415 3 Electoral Votes
O Ronald Ernest Paul (TX) 1,060
D Michael Stanley Dukakis (MA) 145,560
O Lenora Fulani (PA) 730
746,030 312,765 41.92% R
1992 3
D William Jefferson Clinton (AR) 124,888
O Henry Ross Perot (TX) 73,295
O Other (XX) 539
R George Herbert Walker Bush (TX) 136,718 3 Electoral Votes
O Andre Verne Marrou (AK) 814
709,924 336,254 47.36% R
1996 3
O Henry Ross Perot (TX) 31,250
O Harry Browne (TN) 1,472
R Robert Joseph Dole (KS) 150,543 3 Electoral Votes
O Ralph Nader (CT)
O Other (XX) 1,228
D William Jefferson Clinton (AK) 139,333
737,764 323,826 43.89% R
2000 3
R George Walker Bush (TX) 190,700 3 Electoral Votes
O Ralph Nader (CT)
O Harry Browne (TN) 1,662
O John Hagelin (IA)
D Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. (TN) 118,804
O Pat Buchanan (VA) 3,322
O Howard Phillips (VA) 1,781
O Other (XX)
754,844 316,269 41.9% R
2004 3
O David Cobb (TX)
R George Walker Bush (TX) 232,584 3 Electoral Votes
O Ralph Nader (CT) 4,320
O Michael Peroutka (MD) 1,103
O Other (XX)
D John Forbes Kerry (MA) 149,244
O Michael Badnarik (TX) 964
785,038 388,215 49.45% R
2008 3
D Barack Hussein Obama (IL) 170,924
O Ralph Nader (CT) 4,267
O Charles Obadiah Baldwin (FL) 1,895
O Other (XX)
R John Sidney McCain (AZ) 203,054 3 Electoral Votes
O Robert Laurence Barr (GA) 1,835
O Cynthia McKinney (GA)
815,231 381,975 46.85% R
2012 3
R Mitt Romney (MA) 210,610 3 Electoral Votes
O Jill Stein (MA)
D Barack Hussein Obama (IL) 145,039
O Gary Johnson (NM) 5,795
O Other (XX) 2,371
830,464 363,815 43.81% R
2016 3
O Evan McMullin (UT)
O Gary Johnson (NM) 20,845
D Hillary Clinton (NY) 117,442
O Jill Stein (MA)
R Donal Trump (NY) 227,701 3 Electoral Votes
863,031 365,988 42.41% R