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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1796 - 12:00pm
Polls Open December 07, 1796 - 06:00am
Polls Close December 07, 1796 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1797 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1801 - 12:00am
Turnout 0.01% Total Population
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedChronicler February 29, 2008 04:14pm
Data SourcesPresidential Elections Since 1789 (Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1982), p. 143.
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Recap of Popular Vote

In the popular vote, Thomas Jefferson won 55 electoral votes to 33 for John Adams. The Federalists had little to worry, however. In the eight states choosing Electors by the legislatures, Federalists controlled seven legislatures (CT, DE, NJ, NY, RI, SC, and VT to TN for the Anti-Federalists). This meant that Adams could expect an additional 47 electoral votes to just four for Jefferson. The Federalists thus appeared headed for certain victory, with a margin of 80-58.

Enter Alexander Hamilton.

With the Federalists safely in first place, Hamilton’s continuing dislike of Adams led to a new electoral vote scheme. As in 1789, Hamilton contacted the Electors. He told the Electors in New England that they needed to cast a solid vote for Adams and Pinckney to ensure their victory. However, he asked the SC Electors to boycott Adams. This scheme would give the presidency to Pinckney and re-elect Adams to a third term as VP. Word of the plot leaked out, of course. In response, U.S. Rep. Jonathan Dayton (F-NJ) contacted the Electors and urged them to elect Aaron Burr the next president.

The Electoral Vote

The Presidential Electors met to cast the electoral votes on 12/7/1796. As in 1789, an incredibly large number of Electors threw away their second votes. On the Federalist side, one of the two Federalist Electors in PA (Samuel Miles) joined the SC Electors in voting for Jefferson and Pinckney. One Federalist Elector in

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyFederalist Won12/05/1792
NameGeorge Washington Votes132 (50.00%)
Term03/04/1793 - 03/04/1797 Margin55 (+20.83%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/03/1800
NameThomas Jefferson Votes73 (26.45%)
Term03/04/1801 - 03/04/1805 Margin8 (+2.90%)
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Name Vice President John Adams Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson Ambassador Thomas Pinckney Sen. Aaron Burr Gov. Samuel Adams Supreme Court Justice Oliver Ellsworth Gov. George Clinton
PartyFederalist Democratic-Republican Federalist Democratic-Republican Federalist Federalist Democratic-Republican
Certified Votes71 (25.73%) 68 (24.64%) 59 (21.38%) 30 (10.87%) 15 (5.44%) 11 (3.99%) 7 (2.54%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -3 (-1.09%) -12 (-4.35%) -41 (-14.86%) -56 (-20.29%) -60 (-21.74%) -64 (-23.19%)
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Name Gov. John Jay Supreme Court Justice James Iredell (I) President George Washington Sen. Samuel Johnston Sen. John Henry Ambassador Charles C. Pinckney  
PartyFederalist Federalist Federalist Federalist Democratic-Republican Federalist  
Certified Votes5 (1.81%) 3 (1.09%) 2 (0.73%) 2 (0.73%) 2 (0.73%) 1 (0.36%)  
Margin-66 (-23.91%) -68 (-24.64%) -69 (-25.00%) -69 (-25.00%) -69 (-25.00%) -70 (-25.36%)  
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