Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A collaborative political resource." 
Email: Password:

  VT US President - AM Convention
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Vermont > President
OfficePresident
Type Primary Election
Filing Deadline February 23, 1836 - 12:00pm
Polls Open February 24, 1836 - 06:00am
Polls Close February 24, 1836 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1837 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1841 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.06% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler March 27, 2008 08:29pm
Data SourcesVermont Patriot and State Gazette, (Montpelier, VT), 2/29/1836
Description
The Vermont State Anti-Masonic Convention assembled in the State House in Montpelier on 2/24-25/1836. There were 175 delegates present from all counties but one.

After completing its organization, the convention nominated Silas H. Jenison for Governor with 144 votes to 12 for John Smith, four for Wm A. Palmer, and five scattering.

The convention then completed the remainder of the state ticket, including D.M. Camp for Lieutenant Governor.

A motion was made to nominate candidates for President and Vice President, then to select a slate of Presidential Electors. Another delegate argued that since the Whig State Convention was being held in the city at the same time, the convention should coordinate with that body.

A long debate ensued. Delegates placed William Henry Harrison, Daniel Webster, Francis Granger, and Martin Van Buren in nomination. The Van Buren supporter argued against the Whig Party's attempt to absorb the Anti-Masonic Party and also argued against the Whig policy of balkanizing the nation in order to defeat Van Buren. The Granger floor leader argued that he was the only candidate who could be trusted to support the party's platform.

On the second day of the convention, the Webster floor leader stated that he would concur in the nomination of Harrison and offered a biography of WHH which was read. After other speeches, the convention took an informal ballot. Harrison received 87 votes to 27 for Van Buren, 23 for Webster, 20 for Granger, and one

[More...]
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyAnti-Masonic Won11/13/1832
NameWilliam Wirt Votes13,112 (40.54%)
Term03/04/1833 - 03/04/1837 Margin1,951 (+6.03%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won11/15/1836
NameWilliam Henry Harrison Votes20,994 (59.81%)
Term03/04/1837 - 03/04/1841 Margin6,954 (+19.81%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceVT US President 11/15/1836
MAP
KEY RACE? 0.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Leaning Call: 0 (0.00%)
Weighted Call: 0 (0.00%)

CANDIDATES
Photo  
Name Ambassador William Henry Harrison Vice President Martin Van Buren Sen. Daniel Webster Rep. Francis Granger Gov. Edward Everett  
PartyAnti-Masonic Anti-Masonic Anti-Masonic Anti-Masonic Anti-Masonic  
Website  
Certified Votes104 (59.43%) 27 (15.43%) 23 (13.14%) 20 (11.43%) 1 (0.57%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -77 (-44.00%) -81 (-46.29%) -84 (-48.00%) -103 (-58.86%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $-- $-- $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (0 from 0 pollsters)
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

VIDEO ADVERTISEMENTS
Start Date Candidate Category Ad Tone Lng Title Run Time Contributor

INFORMATION LINKS

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION