1844 United States presidential election in Delaware

The 1844 United States presidential election in Delaware took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose three representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

1844 United States presidential election in Delaware

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1840 1848 →
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Nominee Henry Clay James K. Polk
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Kentucky Tennessee
Running mate Theodore Frelinghuysen George M. Dallas
Electoral vote 3 0
Popular vote 6,271 5,970
Percentage 51.20% 48.75%

President before election

John Tyler
Independent

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

Delaware voted for the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, over Democratic candidate James K. Polk. Clay won the state by a narrow margin of 2.45%.

ResultsEdit

1844 United States presidential election in Delaware[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 6,271 51.20% 3 100.00%
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 5,970 48.75% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 6 0.05% 0 0.00%
Total 12,247 100.00% 3 100.00%
1844 United States presidential election in Delaware[2]
County Henry Clay

Whig

James Polk

Democratic

Various candidates

Other parties

Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # %
Kent 1,583 52.80% 1,415 47.20% 0 0.00% 168 5.60% 2,998
New Castle 2,819 51.23% 2,678 48.66% 6 0.11% 141 2.56% 5,503
Sussex 1,869 49.89% 1,877 50.11% 0 0.00% -8 -0.21% 3,746
Total: 6,271 51.20% 5,970 48.75% 6 0.05% 301 2.46% 12,247

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Delaware". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ Burnham, Walter Dean (1955). Presidential ballots, 1836-1892. Internet Archive. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press. p. 320.