Recap of the Popular Vote
Andrew Jackson won a 56-44% victory in the popular vote of 1828, which was good for an electoral vote margin of 167-80. Two states with 14 electoral votes (DE and SC) chose Presidential Electors through their legislatures.
Legislative Selection of Presidential Electors
When the South Carolina legislature appointed 11 Electors, it also issued a series of resolutions objecting to the tariff. These resolutions were printed in the New-Hampshire Sentinel on 12/26/1828.
The Delaware legislature chose its Presidential Electors for the last time. It chose three Adams Electors.
Casting the Electoral Votes
The Presidential Electors gathered in their respective state capitols on 12/3/1828 to cast the electoral votes. One Jackson Elector in Georgia named John Moore declined to serve, since he had become an Adams supporter [Augusta Chronicle, 11/28/1828]. Also in Georgia, where two different Democratic factions offered competing Jackson slates, a slate not pledged to any VP nominee was elected. Seven of the nine Electors in Georgia cast their VP votes for William Smith of SC. The Baltimore Patriot carried a letter in its issue of 12/15/1828 which stated "Great surprise was expressed by the whole Assembly at the entirely unexpected vote conferred on ... Smith... The vote for Vice President was a subject of much speculat