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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1812 - 12:00pm
Polls Open October 30, 1812 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 16, 1812 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1813 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1817 - 12:00pm
Turnout 4.61% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler May 17, 2008 10:07am
Data SourcesDubin, p. 19; Philip J. Lampi; RI Manual. Madison's vote in OH is the total of two separate tickets (DR and Anti-Tammany). King was supported by the "Straight" Federalists in Virginia (Clinton did not host a slate of electors in VA).
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Recap of the Candidates

President James Madison was nominated for a second term at the Democratic Republican National Caucus on 5/18/1812. The New York DRP Caucus met ten days later and nominated DeWitt Clinton for President. The Federalist Party held a national caucus on 9/15-17/1812 which was actually a national convention (but that term was not in use at the time). The Federalists were divided over nominating Clinton, and the Clinton campaign feared that their endorsement would hurt his chances in the west, so the Federalists made no nomination but allowed their members in the various states to proceed as they saw fit. While most Federalists helped to create Fusion tickets of Clinton Electors, Federalists in Virginia nominated Rufus King for President.

War of 1812

Congress voted in favor of President Madison's request for a declaration of war against Great Britain after the DRP Caucus. All 40 Federalists in congress voted against war. The vote in the House was 79-49, and in the Senate it was 19-13. Although Secretary of War William Eustis had worked to prepare the U.S. Army and militias for an invasion of Canada, the invasion in 7/1812 was a failure,

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/11/1808
NameJames Madison Votes124,732 (64.73%)
Term03/04/1809 - 03/04/1813 Margin62,301 (+32.33%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/16/1816
NameJames Monroe Votes76,592 (68.16%)
Term03/04/1817 - 03/04/1821 Margin41,852 (+37.24%)
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LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
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Name (I) President James Madison Sen. DeWitt Clinton Ambassador Rufus King  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Federalist Federalist  
Website  
Uncertified Votes (88.89% in)140,431 (50.37%) 132,781 (47.63%) 5,574 (2.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -7,650 (-2.74%) -134,857 (-48.37%)  
Estimated Final156,034 (50.37%) 147,534 (47.63%) 6,193 (2.00%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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J Dr. Cynic
F Blue Republican
 

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