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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline November 01, 1820 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 06, 1820 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 06, 1820 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1821 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1825 - 12:00am
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedChronicler March 28, 2009 08:30pm
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Recap of the Popular Vote

James Monroe won a nearly unanimous election victory in the popular vote of 1820, having the support of the dominant Democratic Republican Party and the disappearing Federalist Party. He won all 161 electoral votes available through the popular vote.

Legislative Selections

The vote in the nine states choosing Presidential Electors through the legislatures was identical - Monroe won all 72 Presidential Electors, four of which were Federalists. States so choosing were AL, DE, GA, IN, LA, MO, NY, SC, and VT.

Casting the Electoral Vote

The Presidential Electors assembled in their various state capitals on 12/6/1820. The first duty in each state was the selection of a chairman; former President John Adams was chosen in Massachusetts, and former Gov. William Plumer was chosen in New Hampshire. The next step was the filling of vacancies. In Massachusetts, two districts failed to make a choice (one district had a tie), and two Electors failed to appear. After filling the vacancies, the Electors cast the electoral votes. James Monroe received 231 votes to one for SOS John Quincy Adams. The vote for Adams was cast by Plumer (though whether he disapproved of Monroe or whether he believed only Washington deserved a unanimous election has since been debated). VP Tompkins was re-elected with 218 votes; Plumer voted for Richard Rus

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/04/1816
NameJames Monroe Votes183 (84.33%)
Term03/04/1817 - 03/04/1821 Margin149 (+68.66%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyJackson Republican Won12/01/1824
NameAndrew Jackson Votes99 (37.93%)
Term03/04/1825 - 03/04/1829 Margin62 (+23.75%)
  PartyAdams Republican Won12/01/1824
NameJohn Quincy Adams Votes84 (32.18%)
Term03/04/1825 - 03/04/1829 Margin47 (+18.01%)
  PartyCrawford Republican Won12/01/1824
NameWilliam Harris Crawford Votes41 (15.71%)
Term03/04/1825 - 03/04/1829 Margin4 (+1.53%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Apr 08, 1820 US President - DR Caucus
James Monroe
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Name (I) President James Monroe Secretary of State John Quincy Adams  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Democratic-Republican  
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Certified Votes231 (99.57%) 1 (0.43%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -230 (-99.14%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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EVENTS
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Mar 04, 1821 06:00am Mar 04, 1821 06:00am Inauguration 9th Presidential Inaugural (Monroe)  Chronicler 

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Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Aug 10, 2006 05:00pm Idiocy Wikipedia Strips Monroe of Three Electoral Votes  Article Chronicler 

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