U.S. presidential election, 1812

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Presidential electoral votes by state.

Taking place in the shadow of the War of 1812, the U.S. presidential election of 1812 featured an intriguing competition between incumbent President James Madison and the nephew of his former Vice President, DeWitt Clinton (uncle George Clinton had died in office).

Elbridge Gerry, elected Madison's second Vice President in the election, would also die in office in 1814.

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General election

Results

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Breakdown by ticket

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The split-party ticket of the Federalist DeWitt Clinton and the Republican Elbridge Gerry was the result of three Federalist Electors in Gerry's home state of Massachusetts.

Electoral college selection

Method of choosing Electors State(s)
each Elector appointed by state legislature Connecticut
Delaware
Georgia
Louisiana
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
Vermont
each Elector chosen by voters statewide New Hampshire
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Virginia
state is divided into electoral districts, with one Elector chosen per district by the voters of that district Kentucky
Maryland
Tennessee
  • two Electors chosen by voters statewide
  • one Elector chosen per Congressional district by the voters of that district
Massachusetts

See also

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