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1792

Overview1792 : OVERVIEW | BACKGROUND | STATE RESULTS
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BLU George
WASHINGTON
Party: FEDERALIST
Home State: VA
Electoral Votes: 132
RED John
ADAMS
Party: FEDERALIST
Home State: MA
Electoral Votes: 77
Before the ratification of the 12th amendment in 1804, the candidate who received the majority of electoral votes became president, and the runner-up was named vice president. See The Electoral Process Before the 12th Amendment.
YEL George CLINTON
Party: DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN
Home State: NY
Electoral Votes: 50
GRN Thomas JEFFERSON
Party: DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN
Home State: VA
Electoral Votes: 4
PUR Aaron BURR
Party: DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN
Home State: NY
Electoral Votes: 1
GRA Not Cast
Electoral Votes: 6
Total electors/electoral votes - 132/264 (from all or part of 15 states)
Majority needed to win - 67

Background 1792 : OVERVIEW | BACKGROUND | STATE RESULTS
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. THE 1792 CAMPAIGN AND ELECTION
... .
From the moment the Constitution was ratified, divisions among those in power arose and political factions developed. The two most prominent factions were the Federalists (with whom Washington and John Adams agreed) who advocated a strong central government, and the Democratic-Republicans who believed the states should hold the most power. George Washington, who had originally wanted to retire after his first presidential term, decided to run again in order to try to halt the rise of political parties. The Democratic-Republicans, who were aware of Washington's obvious and undiminished popularity and who were at the time outnumbered by the Federalists, didn't oppose his reelection. Once again Washington received a vote on every elector's ballot, giving him his second unanimous presidential election.

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State Results 1792 : OVERVIEW | BACKGROUND | STATE RESULTS
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In 1792, 132 electoral votes were available to a candidate; 67 votes were needed to secure the win. Votes "not cast" are not included in the total. The method of choosing electors is listed below each states' name. LEG means the state legislature chose the electors. POP-AL means an at-large popular vote chose the state's electors. POP-DIS means electors were chosen by popular votes in each district of the state.
STATE CANDIDATE EVs
CONNECTICUT
( LEG )
Washington 9
Adams 9
DELEWARE
( LEG )
Washington 3
Adams 3
GEORGIA
( LEG )
Washington 4
Clinton 4
KENTUCKY
( POP-DIS )
Washington 4
Jefferson 4
MARYLAND
( POP-AL )
Washington 8
Adams 8
Not Cast 4
MASSACHUSETTS
( POP-DIS / LEG )
Washington 16
Adams 16
NEW HAMPSHIRE
( POP-AL )
Washington 6
Adams 6
NEW JERSEY
( LEG )
Washington 7
Adams 7
NEW YORK
( LEG )
Washington 12
Clinton 12
NORTH CAROLINA
( LEG )
Washington 12
Clinton 12
PENNSYLVANIA
( POP-AL )
Washington 15
Adams 14
Clinton 1
RHODE ISLAND
( LEG )
Washington 4
Adams 4
SOUTH CAROLINA
( LEG )
Washington 8
Adams 7
Burr 1
VERMONT
( LEG )
Washington 3
Adams 3
Not Cast 2
VIRGINIA
( POP-DIS )
Washington 21
Clinton 21
See the OVERVIEW above for each candidate's electoral vote totals.
In 1792, 132 electoral votes were available to a candidate;
67 votes were needed to secure the win.

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