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OfficePresident
TypeDemocratic Primary Election
Filing Deadline January 01, 1848 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 22, 1848 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 26, 1848 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1849 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1853 - 12:00pm
Turnout 0.00% Total Population
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler October 26, 2008 09:53am
Data SourcesConvention Decisions and Voting Records - Bain & Parris

Most votes received by candidates for party presidential nomination, up to the point where a nominee was determined. Vote totals are rounded up to the next whole number.
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5th Democratic National Convention, 1848

Temporary Chairman
Permanent Chairman
Presidential Nominee
Vice Presidential Nominee
J.S. Bryce LA
Former U.S. House Speaker
Andrew Stevenson VA
U.S. Sen. Lewis Cass MI
U.S. Senator
William O. Butler KY

Democratic Party during the Polk Administration

When the 29th Congress assembled on 12/1/1845, the Democrats had full control of the federal government. They gained eleven seats in the Senate and had a 34-22 majority. In the House, the Democrats had a 142-79 majority, although they actually lost five seats to the Whigs. By this time, the Mexican ambassador has already severed diplom

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won12/04/1844
NameJames K. Polk Votes170 (61.82%)
Term03/04/1845 - 03/04/1849 Margin65 (+23.64%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyWhig Won12/06/1848
NameZachary Taylor Votes163 (56.21%)
Term03/04/1849 - 07/09/1850 Margin36 (+12.41%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceUS President 12/06/1848
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Name Sen. Lewis Cass, Sr. Supreme Court Justice Levi P. Woodbury Secretary of State James Buchanan Sen. John C. Calhoun W. J. (William Jenkins) Worth Rep. William Orlando Butler Vice President George M. Dallas
PartyDemocratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic Democratic
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Certified Votes179 (57.56%) 56 (18.01%) 55 (17.69%) 9 (2.89%) 6 (1.93%) 3 (0.97%) 3 (0.97%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -123 (-39.55%) -124 (-39.87%) -170 (-54.66%) -173 (-55.63%) -176 (-56.59%) -176 (-56.59%)
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
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