1844 United States presidential election in Ohio

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United States presidential election in Ohio, 1844

← 1840 November 1 - December 4, 1844 1848 →
  Clay portrait.jpg JamesKnoxPolk.jpg
Nominee Henry Clay James K. Polk
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Kentucky Tennessee
Running mate Theodore Frelinghuysen George M. Dallas
Electoral vote 23 0
Popular vote 155,113 149,061
Percentage 49.68% 47.74%

President before election

John Tyler
Independent

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

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

Ohio voted for the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, over Democratic candidate James K. Polk. Clay won Ohio by a margin of 1.94%.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Ohio, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 155,113 49.68% 23 100.00%
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 149,061 47.74% 0 0.00%
Liberty James G. Birney of Michigan Thomas Morris of Ohio 8,050 2.58% 0 0.00%
Total 312,224 100.00% 23 100.00%

References[edit]

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