1844 United States presidential election in Missouri

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

1844 United States presidential election in Missouri

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
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Nominee James K. Polk Henry Clay
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate George M. Dallas Theodore Frelinghuysen
Electoral vote 7 0
Popular vote 41,322 31,200
Percentage 56.98% 43.02%

President before election

John Tyler
Independent

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

Missouri voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won Missouri by a margin of 13.96%.

ResultsEdit

1844 United States presidential election in Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 41,322 56.98% 7 100.00%
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 31,200 43.02% 0 0.00%
Total 72,522 100.00% 7 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Missouri". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.