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1828 United States presidential election in New York

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Turnout80.2% [1]
 
Nominee Andrew Jackson John Quincy Adams
Party Democratic National Republican
Alliance - Anti-Masonic
Home state Tennessee Massachusetts
Running mate John C. Calhoun Richard Rush
Electoral vote 20 16
Popular vote 139,412 131,563
Percentage 51.45% 48.55%

The 1828 United States presidential election in New York took place between October 31 and December 2, 1828, as part of the 1828 United States presidential election. Voters chose 36 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President. For this election, New York used the Congressional District Method of choosing electors, with 34 of its electors being chosen by the winner in each of the state's congressional districts, and the remaining two being chosen by the first 34 electors. Jackson won 18 congressional districts while Adams won 16. This election marks the first time New York did not choose its electoral votes through its State Legislature. [2]

Adams support in New York aligned with the Anti-Masonic Party and Thurlow Weed, his campaign manager in the state, was sympathetic to the anti-masonic movement. [3]

New York voted for the Democratic candidate, Andrew Jackson, over the National Republican candidate, John Quincy Adams. Jackson won New York by a margin of 2.9%.

Results

1828 United States presidential election in New York [4]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Andrew Jackson 139,412 51.45% 20
National Republican John Quincy Adams (incumbent) 131,563 48.55% 16
Totals 270,975 100.0% 36

See also

References

  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ Moore, John L., ed. (1985). Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. Elections (2nd ed.). Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, Inc. pp. 254–56.
  3. ^ Howe 2007, p. 268.
  4. ^ "1828 Presidential General Election Results - New York". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved February 28, 2013.

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