1844 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

The 1844 United States presidential election in Massachusetts took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose 12 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

1844 United States presidential election in Massachusetts

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
Turnout65.8%[1] Decrease 0.9 pp
  Clay 1848.jpg Polk 1849.jpg James Birney(Cropped).jpg
Nominee Henry Clay James K. Polk James G. Birney
Party Whig Democratic Liberty
Home state Kentucky Tennessee Michigan
Running mate Theodore Frelinghuysen George M. Dallas Thomas Morris
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 67,062 53,039 10,830
Percentage 50.79% 40.17% 8.20%

President before election

John Tyler
Independent

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

Massachusetts voted for the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, over Democratic candidate James K. Polk and Liberty candidate James G. Birney. Clay won Massachusetts by a margin of 10.62%.

With 8.20% of the popular vote, Massachusetts would prove to be James G. Birney's second strongest state after neighboring New Hampshire.[2]

ResultsEdit

1844 United States presidential election in Massachusetts[3]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 67,062 50.79% 12 100.00%
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 53,039 40.17% 0 0.00%
Liberty James G. Birney of Michigan Thomas Morris of Ohio 10,830 8.20% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 1,106 0.84% 0 0.00%
Total 132,037 100.00% 12 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1844 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  3. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Massachusetts". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.