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Ultimately, Ohioans chose Woodrow Wilson in the election. Wilson received a plurality of almost 148,000 votes in Ohio. Although Taft was an Ohioan, the split within the Republican Party meant that he did not receive enough votes to win the state. It was the first time since the creation of the Republican Party in 1854 that Ohio's Electoral College votes went to the Democratic Party's candidate. The results in Ohio reflected national trends as well. Woodrow Wilson became the United States' next president.
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