1844 United States presidential election in North Carolina

The 1844 United States presidential election in North Carolina took place between November 1 and December 4, 1844, as part of the 1844 United States presidential election. Voters chose 11 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

1844 United States presidential election in North Carolina

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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 11 0
Popular vote 43,232 39,287
Percentage 52.39% 47.60%

President before election

John Tyler

Elected President

James K. Polk

North Carolina voted for the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, over Democratic candidate James K. Polk. Clay won North Carolina by a margin of 4.63%.

With 52.39% of the popular vote, North Carolina would be Henry Clay's fourth strongest state after Rhode Island, Vermont and Kentucky.[1] This was also the last presidential election until 1992 when a Democrat would win without carrying the state of North Carolina.


United States presidential election in North Carolina, 1844[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 43,232 52.39% 11 100.00%
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 39,287 47.60% 0 0.00%
N/A Others Others 2 0.01% 0 0.00%
Total 82,521 100.00% 11 100.00%


  1. ^ "1844 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  2. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - North Carolina". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.