1844 United States presidential election in New York

The 1844 United States presidential election in New York took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose 36 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

1844 United States presidential election in New York

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
Turnout92.1%[1] Increase 0.2 pp
  Polk 1849.jpg Clay 1848.jpg
Nominee James K. Polk Henry Clay
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate George M. Dallas Theodore Frelinghuysen
Electoral vote 36 0
Popular vote 237,588 232,482
Percentage 48.90% 47.85%

President before election

John Tyler
Independent

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

New York voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won New York by a margin of 1.05%. New York was decisive; if Clay had won the state, he would have received 141 electoral votes, more than the 138 needed to win at the time.

ResultsEdit

1844 United States presidential election in New York[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George Dallas of Pennsylvania 237,588 48.90% 36 100.00%
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 232,482 47.85% 0 0.00%
Liberty James G. Birney of Michigan Thomas Morris of Ohio 15,812 3.25% 0 0.00%
Total 485,882 100.00% 36 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - New York". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.