Recap of the Popular Vote
Eighteen of the 24 states chose their Presidential Electors by popular vote in 1824. They divided their votes among the four candidates: Jackson 84, Adams 48, Clay 33, and Crawford 25. Of the four, Jackson and Adams had performed much better than expected, and the clear loser was Crawford.
Choosing the Presidential Electors by the Legislatures
Six states chose their Presidential Electors through their legislatures. Of the six, Crawford was expected to win GA and NY (45 electoral votes). Jackson was expected to win LA and SC (16 electoral votes). Adams was expected to win VT (7 electoral votes). Clay was not expected to win any additional votes. Some of these states were being hotly contested, to be sure. The last state was Delaware, whose legislature was controlled by the Federalists and seemed totally up for grabs (3 electoral votes).
The biggest story was in New York. There, Martin Van Buren headed the Crawford campaign. The Adams faction, buoyed by the strong finishes by JQA, outmaneuvered Van Buren and managed to obtain 25 of the 36 electoral votes. Crawford won six Electors to four for Clay and one for Jackson.
In Louisiana, where Jackson was expected to win all Electors, the legislature decided to give him three to two for Adams.
The only other story was in Delaware. There, the legislature divided the Electors among thre