1848 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1848

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  Zachary Taylor portrait.jpg Lewis Cass crop.jpg
Nominee Zachary Taylor Lewis Cass
Party Whig Democratic
Home state Louisiana Michigan
Running mate Millard Fillmore William O. Butler
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 67,145 49,720
Percentage 57.5% 42.5%

President before election

James K. Polk

Elected President

Zachary Taylor

The 1848 United States presidential election in Kentucky 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.

Kentucky voted for the Whig candidate, Zachary Taylor, over Democratic candidate Lewis Cass. Taylor won Kentucky by a margin of 14.92%.


United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1848[1][2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Whig Zachary Taylor of Louisiana Millard Fillmore of New York 67,145 57.46% 12 100.00%
Democratic Lewis Cass of Michigan William O. Butler of Kentucky 49,720 42.54% 0 0.00%
Total 116,865 100.00% 12 100.00%


  1. ^ "1848 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky". U.S. Election Atlas. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  2. ^ "1848 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. University of California Santa Barbara. Retrieved 27 December 2013.