1844 United States presidential election in Tennessee

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 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 13 0
Popular vote 60,040 59,917
Percentage 50.05% 49.95%

President before election

John Tyler
Independent

Elected President

James K. Polk
Democratic

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

Tennessee voted for the Whig candidate, Henry Clay, over Democratic candidate James K. Polk, a former Governor of Tennessee. Clay won Tennessee by a margin of 0.10%.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Henry Clay of Kentucky Theodore Frelinghuysen of New York 60,040 50.05% 13 100.00%
Democratic James K. Polk of Tennessee George M. Dallas of Pennsylvania 59,917 49.95% 0 0.00%
Total 119,957 100.00% 13 100.00%

References[edit]

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