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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1812 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open December 02, 1812 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close December 02, 1812 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1813 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1817 - 12:00am
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedChronicler May 17, 2008 11:08am
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Recap of the Popular Vote

President James Madison appeared favored to win re-election after the popular vote was counted. He had won 84 Electors to 39 for DeWitt Clinton; the straight Federalist ticket of Rufus King lost in its only race (VA). Overall, Madison won by a narrow 50-48% margin in the popular vote.

Legislative Selection of Electors

Nine states chose Presidential Electors through their legislature in 1812: CT, DE, GA, LA, NJ, NY, NC, SC, and VT. Of these, Clinton was certain to win NY, CT, and DE (good for 42 electoral votes) to Madison's GA and SC (good for 19 electoral votes). Thus Madison was leading for a 103-81 electoral vote margin, with 34 to be selected in four key states: LA, NJ, NC, and VT.

The vote in New York State turned out to be more difficult for Clinton than anyone realized. The Federalists gained control of the state assembly in the elections in the spring of 1812, but they did not have full control of the legislature. Just after the legislature assembled, the Madisonians proposed to choose the Electors by district. The Clintonians realized they needed all Electors from the state to have a chance to win statewide, so they called a DRP caucus which nominated a slate of Clinton Electors. The Federalists, with the largest number of seats in the legislature, abandoned Clinton and nominated a slate of King Electors. When the [More...]

LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/07/1808
NameJames Madison Votes122 (69.71%)
Term03/04/1809 - 03/04/1813 Margin75 (+42.86%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic-Republican Won12/04/1816
NameJames Monroe Votes183 (84.33%)
Term03/04/1817 - 03/04/1821 Margin149 (+68.66%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Jun 08, 1812 US President - DR Caucus James Madison
DR 93
Aug 26, 1812 US President - Clinton Candidacy DeWitt Clinton
I 1
Sep 17, 1812 US President - F Caucus No Candidate
F 60
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Name (I) President James Madison Sen. DeWitt Clinton  
PartyDemocratic-Republican Federalist  
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Certified Votes128 (58.99%) 89 (41.01%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -39 (-17.97%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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Mar 04, 1813 06:00am Mar 04, 1813 06:00am Inauguration 7th Presidential Inaugural (Madison)  Chronicler 

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