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  US President National Vote
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1820 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 01, 1820 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 14, 1820 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1821 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1825 - 12:00pm
Turnout 1.34% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler May 17, 2008 04:27pm
Data SourcesColumbia Register 12/2/1820; Allen & Lacey; Dubin, p. 25; original returns in the archives of ME, NC; Ohio Election Statistics; PA Manual
Description
Recap of the Caucus.

James Monroe was re-nominated by the DR Caucus with Daniel D. Tompkins running for Vice President. Although the nation was experiencing an economic downturn at the time, there was very little opposition to his re-election. The Federalists made no nomination, though the party sponsored slates of Electors in some states.

The Popular Vote

Though there was no real opposition, more states shifted the selection of Presidential Electors from the legislature to popular vote. Nine states chose Electors using the General Ticket (at large): CT, MS, NH, NJ, NC, OH, PA, RI, and VA. Four states used Presidential Elector Districts: IL, KY, MD, and TN. Two states - ME and MA - chose one Elector in each congressional district and two at large. Only nine chose Electors by the legislature. States with popular selection would choose 161 Presidential Electors to just 72 by the legislatures.

Turnout was minimal. The Louisiana Herald reported that "the election ... comes on with so gentle an aspect, and with a step so light, that its approach is scarcely noticed. The warring elements of party are at rest." In contrast, North Carolina's Raleigh Minerva scorned the "farce of a presidential election" which approached.

With no national campaign, the election turned on local issues. In several states, such as Ohio, Illinois, Maine, and Mississippi,

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/16/1816
NameJames Monroe Votes76,592 (68.16%)
Term03/04/1817 - 03/04/1821 Margin41,852 (+37.24%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/11/1824
NameAndrew Jackson Votes150,385 (41.31%)
Term03/04/1825 - 03/04/1829 Margin34,089 (+9.36%)
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Name (I) President James Monroe Federalist Electors Gov. DeWitt Clinton Independent Electors  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Federalist Independent Independent  
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Uncertified Votes (0.00% in)87,343 (80.61%) 17,465 (16.12%) 1,893 (1.75%) 1,658 (1.53%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -69,878 (-64.49%) -85,450 (-78.86%) -85,685 (-79.08%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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AnFed pghopper
R Hikikomori Blitzkrieg!
F Blue Republican
IndP 6921
J Dr. Cynic
 

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