1844 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1844
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← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
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Nominee James K. Polk Henry Clay
Party Democratic Whig
Home state Tennessee Kentucky
Running mate George M. Dallas Theodore Frelinghuysen
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 44,147 42,100
Percentage 51.19% 48.81%

President before election

John Tyler

Elected President

James K. Polk

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

Georgia voted for the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk, over Whig candidate Henry Clay. Polk won Georgia by a margin of 2.38%.


United States presidential election in Georgia, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 44,147 51.19% 10 100.00%
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 42,100 48.81% 0 0.00%
Total 86,247 100.00% 10 100.00%


  1. ^ "1844 Presidential General Election Results - Georgia". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 23 December 2013.