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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1816 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 04, 1816 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 04, 1816 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1817 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1821 - 12:00am
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedChronicler May 17, 2008 02:19pm
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Recap of the Popular Vote

James Monroe was effectively elected the fifth U.S. President by the popular vote of 1816. He won 121 electoral votes to three unpledged Federalists; the needed majority was 110.

Nine states chose Presidential Electors through their legislatures in 1816: CT, DE, GA, IN, LA, MA, NY, SC, and VT. Of these, the DRP had substantial majorities in five while the Federalists had substantial majorities in three. The legislatures elected 62 Monroe Electors and 35 unpledged Federalist Electors.

Casting the Electoral Votes

The Presidential Electors met in their respective state capitols on 12/4/1816 to cast the electoral votes. The Democratic Republican Electors dutifully gave Monroe and Tompkins 183 electoral votes. The Federalists were not organized. The three Federalist Electors in Maryland abstained from voting, as did one in Delaware. The remaining 34 voted for King for President, but each state had a different running mate for him: John E. Howard in MA, James Ross (PA) and John Marshall in CT, and Robert G. Harper (MD) in DE.

Joint Session of Congress, 1817

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/02/1812
NameJames Madison Votes128 (58.99%)
Term03/04/1813 - 03/04/1817 Margin39 (+17.97%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/06/1820
NameJames Monroe Votes231 (99.57%)
Term03/04/1821 - 03/04/1825 Margin230 (+99.14%)
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Mar 16, 1816 US President - DR Caucus
James Monroe
DR 119

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Name Secretary of State James Monroe Sen. Rufus King  
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Certified Votes183 (84.33%) 34 (15.67%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -149 (-68.66%)  
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Mar 04, 1817 06:15am Mar 04, 1817 06:15am Inauguration 8th Presidential Ianugural (Monroe)  Chronicler 

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