1812 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

The 1812 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania took place as part of the 1812 United States presidential election. Voters chose 25 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College,[1] who voted for President and Vice President.

1812 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania

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  James Madison.jpg DeWitt Clinton by Rembrandt Peale.jpg
Nominee James Madison DeWitt Clinton
Party Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican[a]
Alliance Federalist
Home state Virginia New York
Running mate Elbridge Gerry Jared Ingersoll
Electoral vote 25 0
Popular vote 48,816 29,162
Percentage 62.60% 37.40%

President before election

James Madison
Democratic-Republican

Elected President

James Madison
Democratic-Republican

Pennsylvania voted for the Democratic-Republican candidate, James Madison, over the Federalist candidate, DeWitt Clinton. Madison won Pennsylvania by a margin of 25.2%.

ResultsEdit

1812 United States presidential election in Pennsylvania[2]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic-Republican James Madison (incumbent) 48,816 62.60% 25
Federalist DeWitt Clinton 29,162 37.40% 0
Totals 77,978 100.0% 25

Note: Election results totals only include known numbers, as verified by the source. Vote totals from several counties are missing/unknown.

County resultsEdit

County James Madison

Democratic-Republican

DeWitt Clinton

Federalist

Total votes cast
% # % #
Adams 35.47% 410 64.53% 746 1,156
Allegheny 59.96% 966 40.04% 645 1,611
Armstrong 70.35% 121 29.65% 51 172
Beaver Unknown
Bedford 56.20% 721 43.80% 562 1,283
Berks 81.36% 3,025 18.64% 693 3,718
Bucks 49.03% 2,184 50.97% 2,270 4,454
Butler 79.96% 375 20.04% 94 469
Cambria 64.03% 89 35.97% 50 139
Centre 85.33% 1,239 14.67% 213 1,452
Chester 47.28% 2,788 52.72% 3,109 5,897
Crawford 74.64% 2,455 25.36% 834 3,289
Cumberland 63.29% 269 36.71% 156 425
Dauphin 77.10% 1,842 22.90% 547 2,389
Dauphin (late return) 95.56% 86 4.44% 4 90
Delaware 32.58% 592 67.42% 1,225 1,817
Erie 54.09% 152 45.91% 129 281
Fayette 83.60% 999 16.40% 196 1,195
Franklin 66.89% 1,513 33.11% 749 2,262
Greene 64.98% 425 35.02% 229 654
Huntingdon 51.11% 712 48.89% 681 1,393
Indiana Unknown
Lancaster 39.32% 2,438 60.68% 3,762 6,200
Lehigh 82.53% 1,039 17.47% 220 1,259
Luzerne 36.41% 713 63.59% 1,245 1,958
Lycoming 72.38% 933 27.62% 356 1,289
Mercer 79.27% 367 20.73% 96 463
Mifflin 89.54% 1,053 10.46% 123 1,176
Montgomery 59.12% 2,623 40.88% 1,814 4,437
Northampton 80.10% 1,554 19.90% 386 1,940
Northumberland 85.14% 3,415 14.86% 596 4,011
Philadelphia 60.11% 6,987 39.89% 4,637 11,624
Susquehanna 82.76% 725 17.24% 151 876
Somerset 71.89% 422 28.11% 165 587
Venango & Warren 78.44% 131 21.56% 36 167
Washington 84.57% 2,334 15.43% 426 2,760
Wayne 74.44% 297 25.56% 102 399
Westmoreland 63.96% 818 36.04% 461 1,279
York 59.77% 2,090 40.23% 1,407 3,497
Source: [2]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ While commonly labeled as the Federalist candidate, Clinton technically ran as a Democratic-Republican and was not nominated by the Federalist party itself, the latter simply deciding not to field a candidate. This did not prevent endorsements from state Federalist parties (such as in Pennsylvania), but he received the endorsement from the New York state Democratic-Republicans as well.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1812 ELECTION FOR THE SEVENTH TERM, 1813-1817". National Archives. Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Pennsylvania Presidential Election Returns 1812". Wilkes University. Retrieved 4 August 2012.