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  US President - National Vote
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Parents > United States > U.S. Executive > Popular Vote
OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline November 01, 1808 - 12:00pm
Polls Open November 04, 1808 - 06:00am
Polls Close November 11, 1808 - 08:00pm
Term Start March 04, 1809 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1813 - 12:00pm
Turnout 4.36% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler April 27, 2008 05:21pm
Data SourcesDubin, p. 15; Philip J. Lampi; OH Secy of State office
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The Democratic Republican Caucus nominated James Madison for President on 1/23/1808. The two contenders who lost, James Monroe and George Clinton, continued to campaign as independents, though Clinton was also running for VP on the Madison ticket. The Salem Gazette reported on 1/29/1808 that dissident DRP members of Congress had agreed upon a ticket of Clinton for President and Monroe for VP, but in fact such a ticket only emerged in New York State.

Throughout 1808, the effects of the Embargo Act began to be felt. The initial public support for the act waned as businesses began to fail. Rumors spread of DRP opposition to the Embargo Act, including VP Clinton and NH Governor John Langdon. Langdon responded to the accusations against him on 9/9/1808, supporting the Embargo (printed in the Boston MA Democrat, 9/17/1808).

In the meantime, VP Clinton continued to jockey for position. The Madison campaign was quite annoyed at this, and the newspaper the National Aegis included an editorial on 6/29/1808 that if Clinton did not drop his presidential campaign, the DRP would abandon him as the VP nominee.

Madison supporters in New York State decided to punish Clinton. They held a convention at Fishkill on 7/30/1808 and endorsed James Madison for President and John Langdon (NH's DR Governor) for Vice President. [Federal Republican & Commercial Gaze

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/09/1804
NameThomas Jefferson Votes104,110 (72.79%)
Term03/04/1805 - 03/04/1809 Margin65,191 (+45.58%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won11/16/1812
NameJames Madison Votes140,431 (50.37%)
Term03/04/1813 - 03/04/1817 Margin7,650 (+2.74%)
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Name Secretary of State James Madison Ambassador Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Ambassador James Monroe Independent Electors  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Federalist Independent Republican Independent  
Website  
Uncertified Votes124,732 (64.73%) 62,431 (32.40%) 4,848 (2.52%) 680 (0.35%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -62,301 (-32.33%) -119,884 (-62.22%) -124,052 (-64.38%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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R Republitarian
LBT Smart
MFL Juan Croniqueur
AnFed pghopper
F Blue Republican
J Dr. Cynic
I TX_Socialist
AENM Angry Russian
 

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