1820 New York gubernatorial election

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New York gubernatorial election, 1820

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Nominee DeWitt Clinton Daniel D. Tompkins
Party Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican
Running mate John Tayler
Popular vote 47,445 45,990
Percentage 50.8% 49.2%

Governor before election

DeWitt Clinton

Elected Governor

DeWitt Clinton

The 1820 New York gubernatorial election was held in April 1820 to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York. Governor Clinton was the incumbent. U.S. Vice President Tompkins had been governor from 1807 to 1817. Tompkins would be re-elected vice president, in November 1820.


1820 General election results
Governor candidate Running Mate Party Popular Vote
DeWitt Clinton John Tayler Democratic-Republican (Clintonian) 47,445 50.78%
Daniel D. Tompkins Democratic-Republican (Bucktails) 45,990 49.22%
Note: Tompkins was the sitting Vice President of the United States.

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