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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1824 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 01, 1824 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 01, 1824 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1825 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1829 - 12:00pm
# Winners3
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler May 18, 2008 08:14pm
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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

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/06/1820
NameJames Monroe Votes231 (99.57%)
Term03/04/1821 - 03/04/1825 Margin230 (+99.14%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyAdams Republican Won02/09/1825
NameJohn Quincy Adams Votes13 (54.17%)
Term03/04/1825 - 03/04/1829 Margin6 (+25.00%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Feb 14, 1824 US President - DR Caucus
William Harris Crawford
Cfd-R 65Ad-R 2JR 1DR 0
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Name Sen. Andrew Jackson Secretary of State John Quincy Adams Secretary of Treasury William Harris Crawford Speaker of the House Henry Clay  
PartyJackson Republican Adams Republican Crawford Republican Clay Republican  
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Certified Votes99 (37.93%) 84 (32.18%) 41 (15.71%) 37 (14.18%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -15 (-5.75%) -58 (-22.22%) -62 (-23.75%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%  
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