1848 United States presidential election in Indiana

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United States presidential election in Indiana, 1848

← 1844 November 7, 1848 1852 →
  Lewis Cass crop.jpg Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg Van Buren.jpg
Nominee Lewis Cass Zachary Taylor Martin Van Buren
Party Democratic Whig Free Soil
Home state Michigan Louisiana New York
Running mate William O. Butler Millard Fillmore Charles F. Adams
Electoral vote 12 0 0
Popular vote 74,745 69,907 8,100
Percentage 48.93% 45.77% 5.30%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 7, 1848, as part of the 1848 United States presidential election. Voters chose twelve representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for President and Vice President.

Indiana voted for the Democratic candidate, Lewis Cass, over Whig candidate Zachary Taylor and Free Soil candidate Martin Van Buren. Cass won Indiana by a margin of 3.16%.


United States presidential election in Indiana, 1848[1]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 74,745 48.93% 12 100.00%
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 69,907 45.77% 0 0.00%
Free Soil Martin Van Buren of New York Charles F. Adams, Sr. of Massachusetts 8,100 5.30% 0 0.00%
Total 152,752 100.00% 12 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Indiana". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 27 December 2013.