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RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline November 01, 1792 - 12:00pm
Polls Open December 05, 1792 - 06:00am
Polls Close December 05, 1792 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1793 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1797 - 12:00am
Turnout 0.01% Total Population
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedChronicler February 29, 2008 04:12pm
Data SourcesPresidential Elections Since 1789 (Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1983), p. 142. A photostat of the official result is given in Stefan Lorant, The Glorious Burden (Lenox MA: Author's Edition, Inc., 1976), p. 1057.
Description
Presidential Succession Act of 1792

A wide-ranging act of Congress passed on 2/21/1792, the day before Washington’s birthday. One of the key provisions was the establishment of presidential succession: President, Vice President, President pro tempore of the U.S. Senate, and then Speaker of the U.S. House. If the Speaker became the acting president, he would call a new presidential election. A second provision of the act regulated the presidential election and remained in force for 50 years. Instead of specifying the date for the selection of the Electors, the act provided a range of dates. After voting, the Electors would sign three copies of the certificate of vote: one to be forwarded to Philadelphia by a messenger, one to be mailed to Philadelphia, and one to be handed to a district judge for safekeeping.

During the debate in Congress, members of the U.S. House discussed the issue of directing the states on filling vacancies when the Electors met. Since the Constitution already stated that states were at liberty to provide for the selection of Electors as they saw fit, the House decided that no additional enabling legislation was necessary. Many states therefore passed such laws for the filling of vacancies by the Electors who attended.

Modes of Selecting the Electors

Legislative selection: CT, DE, GA, NJ, NY, NC, RI, SC, and VT

General Ticket (At Large): MD, NH, PA

Presidential Elector District: KY, MA, VA



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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyNonpartisan Won02/04/1789
NameGeorge Washington Votes69 (50.00%)
Term03/04/1789 - 03/04/1793 Margin35 (+25.36%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyFederalist Won12/07/1796
NameJohn Adams Votes71 (25.72%)
Term03/04/1797 - 03/04/1801 Margin3 (+1.09%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
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KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
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Name (I) President George Washington Vice President John Adams Gov. George Clinton Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson Sen. Aaron Burr  
PartyFederalist Federalist Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican  
Website  
Certified Votes132 (50.00%) 77 (29.17%) 50 (18.94%) 4 (1.52%) 1 (0.38%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -55 (-20.83%) -82 (-31.06%) -128 (-48.48%) -131 (-49.62%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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AENM Angry Russian
SVP Magical Horse
D Andy
LBT Silver Dime
IndP 6921
MFL The Oncoming Storm
R Wabash
 

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Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Mar 04, 1793 11:00am Mar 04, 1793 01:00pm Inauguration 2d Presidential Inaugural (Washington)  Chronicler 

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