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Parents > United States > North Carolina > President
Parent RaceUS President - National Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline October 10, 1812 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 21, 1812 - 09:00am
Polls Close November 21, 1812 - 05:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1813 - 11:00am
Term End March 04, 1817 - 11:00pm
Turnout 0.03% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler September 01, 2013 05:23pm
Data SourcesThe North Carolina Electoral College: the People and the Process Behind the Vote, page 28.
Description
The Legislature of 1811-1812 passed an electoral law authorizing the following general assembly to choose presidential electors for the 1812 election. This was an extremely unpopular law, and the majority of the senators and commoners were defeated in the 1812 elections.

When the legislature of 1812 assembled, the DR leadership began a public relations campaign. They recruited St. Sen. Jonathan Hampton, who had been elected with Federalist support, to run as a Madison Elector. They also had Raleigh newspaper run articles claiming that the Clinton campaign was bribing members of the legislature in order to win the state. When the vote was finally taken, the DRP strategy worked, as their slate of Presidential Electors was easily chosen. The numbers below shows how the legislature voted for the two slates of electors.

The legislature elected the following Presidential Electors: Kedar Ballard, James Bright, Hutchins G. Burton, James W. Clarke, Thomas Davis, Jonathan Hampton, Thomas D. K

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/11/1808
NameJames Madison Votes8,980 (47.76%)
Term03/04/1809 - 03/04/1813 Margin601 (+3.20%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/14/1816
NameJames Monroe Votes9,581 (96.95%)
Term03/04/1817 - 03/04/1821 Margin9,401 (+95.13%)
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Name (I) President James Madison Sen. DeWitt Clinton  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Independent  
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Uncertified Votes130 (68.42%) 60 (31.58%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -70 (-36.84%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
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