An introduction to the history of the important presidental elections in the united states

The candidate who gets votes or more wins.

Historical election results

In , seven electors broke with their state on the presidential ballot and six did so on the vice presidential ballot. The president and vice president are the only elected federal officials chosen by the Electoral College instead of by direct popular vote. Jackson received 99 electoral votes with , popular votes Election Vocabulary Electoral College - A group of persons called "electors," selected by the voters in each state, that officially elects the president and vice president. Secretary of State John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts had a brilliant record of government service, but his Federalist background, his cosmopolitanism and his cold New England manner cost him support outside his own region. The next presidential election will be November 3, The vote was The U. On election day, people in every state cast their vote. The Anti-Masons convened the first national presidential nominating convention in Baltimore on September 26, Later in the century, the fable arose that Plumer had cast his dissenting vote so that only George Washington would have the honor of unanimous election. The final way to be elected for president is to have one's name written in at the time of election as a write-in candidate. In this ballot, each senator has one vote. Facts Matter.

Opposition to the war was concentrated in the northeastern Federalist states. Primaries, Caucuses, and Political Conventions The election process begins with primary elections and caucuses.

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Only electoral votes are recorded here, because most states still did not select presidential electors by popular vote. Third parties have taken second place only twice, in and Clay threw his support to Adams, who was then elected.

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Charges of a "corrupt bargain" followed Adams through his term. Gratz Brown of Missouri. On April 16, after receiving congressional notification of the honour, Washington set out from Mount Vernon, reaching New York City in time to be inaugurated on April In early January, the total Electoral College vote count is opened by the sitting Vice President, acting in his capacity as President of the Senate , and read aloud to a joint session of the incoming Congress, which was elected at the same time as the President. Voters cast ballots to choose state electors; only white men who owned property were allowed to vote. Hayes vs. Actually, the result was more anti-Greeley than pro-Grant.

Pinckney and Rufus King. For example, voting for Republican candidates for senator, representative, and president.

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The banning of exports had hurt merchants and other commercial interests, although ironically it encouraged domestic manufactures. Protesting Democratic treatment of black voters, Republicans insisted that Hayes had carried those states but that Democratic electors had voted for Tilden. Each state delegation casts one vote for one of the top three contenders to determine a winner. In the end, Jefferson was chosen as the president because of Alexander Hamilton 's influence in the House of Representatives. When taxpayers check "yes," three of their tax dollars are placed in the Fund. Other Sources of Information:. For instance, instead of having a popular vote, a number of states used to select presidential electors by a direct vote of the state legislature itself. His journey northward was a celebratory procession as people in every town and village through which he passed turned out to greet him, often with banners and speeches and in some places with triumphal arches. Brooks of South Carolina on Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts on the floor of the Senate heightened northern resentment of southern aggressiveness. Results of the election The results of the U. If no candidate receives a majority of the electoral vote at least , the President is determined by the rules outlined by the 12th Amendment.

During the Joint Session, Members of Congress may object to individual electoral votes or to state returns as a whole.

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