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PE President Elect
1808

Overview1808 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | TOP OF PAGE

James Madison James Madison
George Clinton/
John Langdon

Party: DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN
Home State: PR: VA; VP: NY /NH
Electoral Votes: PR: 122; VP: 113 / 9click icon for more info

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Rufus King

Party: FEDERALIST
Home State: PR: SC; VP: NY
Electoral Votes: 47

George Clinton George Clinton
James Madison/
James Monroe

Party: DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLICAN
Home State: PR: NY; VP: VA / VA
Electoral Votes: PR: 6; VP: 3 / 3click icon for more info

gray box Not Cast
Electoral Votes: 1
Total electoral votes available - 175 (from 17 states)
Majority needed to win - 88

Electoral Map1808 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | TOP OF PAGE

Electoral College 1808

Background1808 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | TOP OF PAGE

. THE 1808 CAMPAIGN AND ELECTION
... .
from President Elect contributor Stuart Schimler:
Charles Pinckney's campaign revolved around a few critiques the Federalists had against the Democratic-Republicans. He criticized them for the embargo act; it had a devastating impact on the economy, which he tried to use to get sympathy from the people and push himself into the White House. Also, the constant attacks on America by France and England were blamed on the Republicans - but to no avail. James Madison won the election but Federalists did gain some ground in the House of Representatives, however, not enough to get control.

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State Results1808 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND
STATE RESULTS | TOP OF PAGE

In 1808, 175 electoral votes were available; 88 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 )
Pinckney 9
DELEWARE
( LEG )
Pinckney 3
GEORGIA
( LEG )
Madison 6
KENTUCKY
( POP-DIS )
Madison 7
Not Cast 1
MARYLAND
( POP-DIS )
Madison 9
Pinckney 2
MASSACHUSETTS
( LEG )
Pinckney 19
NEW HAMPSHIRE
( POP-AL )
Pinckney 7
NEW JERSEY
( POP-AL )
Madison 8
NEW YORK
( LEG )
Madison 13
Clinton 6
NORTH CAROLINA
( POP-DIS )
Madison 11
Pinckney 3
OHIO
( POP-AL )
Madison 3
PENNSYLVANIA
( POP-AL )
Madison 20
RHODE ISLAND
( POP-AL )
Pinckney 4
SOUTH CAROLINA
( LEG )
Madison 10
TENNESSEE
( POP-DIS )
Madison 5
VERMONT
( LEG )
Madison 6
VIRGINIA
( POP-AL )
Madison 24
See the OVERVIEW above for each candidate's electoral vote totals.
In 1808, 175 electoral votes were available;
88 votes were needed to secure the win.

1808 : OVERVIEW | ELECTORAL MAP | BACKGROUND | STATE RESULTS | TOP OF PAGE

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