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1832 United States presidential election in New York

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Turnout84.2% [1] Increase 4.0 pp
Nominee Andrew Jackson Henry Clay
Party Democratic National Republican
Alliance Anti-Masonic
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate Martin Van Buren John Sergeant
Electoral vote 42 0
Popular vote 168,497 154,896
Percentage 52.10% 47.90%

County Results

The 1832 United States presidential election in New York took place between November 2 and December 5, 1832, as part of the 1832 United States presidential election. Voters chose 42 representatives, or electors to the electoral college, who voted for president and vice president.

Andrew Jackson was the incumbent president, seeking re-election to a second term on the Democratic Party ticket. Following the results of the previous election, the Adams Party in New York experienced a rapid decline in morale, and leadership of the Anti-Jacksonian opposition fell to the new Anti-Masonic Party. The Anti-Masons nominated former United States Attorney General William Wirt at their national convention in Baltimore in September 1831. Many were hopeful that Wirt would be selected by the National Republican Convention when it met in December, but the party instead nominated Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Eager to avoid a split in the Anti-Jacksonian forces, New York Anti-Masonic leaders negotiated a fusion ticket of electors nominated jointly by both parties who were pledged to support whichever candidate stood the best chance of defeating Jackson in the electoral college. [2]

On election day, Jackson defeated the fusion ticket by a margin of 4.2 percent.


1832 United States presidential election in New York [3]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Andrew Jackson (incumbent) 168,497 52.10% 42
National Republican Henry Clay 154,896 47.90% 0
Totals 323,393 100.0% 42

See also


  1. ^ Bicentennial Edition: Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970, part 2, p. 1072.
  2. ^ Ratcliffe, Daniel J. (Summer 1995). "Antimasonry and Partisanship in Greater New England, 1826-1836". Journal of the Early Republic. 15 (2): 226.
  3. ^ "1832 Presidential General Election Results - New York". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved April 12, 2013.